NEW HAVEN — Clean energy company Precision Combustion is one of five from New England to win government funding for development of new air quality products.
The company has received $99,897 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to develop new air filters to improve indoor air quality in industrial and commercial buildings and in homes. Precision is developing a filter that will remove gaseous pollutants from the air with technology originally designed for use in space to last longer and at lower cost.
The SBIR program awards funding in a two-phase process; phase I companies can receive up to $100,000 for their technology, and can then apply for Phase II funding of up to $300,000 to develop and commercialize products.
In New England, three Massachusetts companies and one from New Hampshire were among the 21 small businesses in 14 states that were given a total of $2 million from the EPA’s program.