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Croft Filters get the go-ahead on Innovate UK project funding

Croft Filters are celebrating receiving funding for a ground-breaking study into innovative power generation.

Warrington-based Croft Filters are celebrating receiving funding for a ground-breaking study into innovative power generation. This leading UK filter manufacturer was approached by environment-conscious energy producer Titan Electricity to produce a filter with the ultimate goal of creating net-zero power from wasted energy.

Titan Electricity’s Geo-Engines™ makes use of previously wasted energy, and uses this energy to power among other processes, CO2 sequestration. High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) methane gas forms the backbone of energy transition, as a cleaner alternative to coal or oil or as a feedstock for the production of Blue Hydrogen. It’s physical properties can be harnessed by the Geo-Engine to create net-zero power, which is the aim of the project. In our ever-increasing environmentally conscious world, it has never been more crucial to establish ways to reduce emissions and slow down the catastrophic effects of global warming.

The funding that has been secured by Croft Filters in conjunction with Titan Electricity is part of an Innovate UK scheme to develop and demonstrate innovative solutions for clean, affordable and secure energy.

Government-funded Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency has invested over £2.5 billion to business across the country since its formation in 2007 to aid innovation across all sectors.

Croft Filters are delighted to have been approached by Titan Electricity on the Geo-Engines™ project, as they too are a company which holds environmental issues as an integral part of their business ethos.

The funding awarded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency is to cover the cost of the feasibility study. In this project, Croft Filters will ascertain what is needed to achieve the very low micron range to develop a filter which will withstand the extremely hostile conditions the Geo-Engines™ will operate within. Croft Filters has long been an industry-leading company in the filtration sector, boasting an extensive back catalogue of manufacturing techniques. They hope to achieve an improvement in technology readiness level (TRL) for the project to pursue more funding and take the idea to a commercial level.

Neil Burns, Croft Filters Director, said of the project “we are confident that given sufficient funding, we will overcome any material or technological challenges that we may encounter on this project.”

“Innovation is at the heart of what we do, so we are very pleased to be working with Titan Electricity on this pioneering project.”

The Sustainable Innovation Fund is funding 1,103 projects, 1189 UK businesses and totalling over £130 million in support across the UK.

Dr Ian Campbell, Innovate UK Executive Chair said: “In these difficult times we have seen the best of British business innovation. The pandemic is not just a health emergency but one that impacts society and the economy.”

Croft Filters, along with every initiative Innovate UK has supported through this fund, is an important step forward in driving sustainable economic development. Each one is also helping to realise the ambitions of hard-working people.”

For more information on Croft Filters innovative filter designs, head to their website, which can be found here.

More info Neil Burns 01925 766265 neil@filters.co.uk