Infinite Composites Technologies (ICT), formerly CleanNG, and Oklahoma State University-Tulsa have signed a facility use agreement providing the company with access to the OSU-Tulsa Helmerich Research Center's Next Generation Materials Lab.
The agreement will enable ICT to continue development and prototype production of the iCPV, a liner-less, composite fuel storage system. The natural gas fuel tank was developed by ICT through a research partnership with Dr. Ranji Vaidyanathan, Varnadow Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the research center.
“The OSU-Tulsa Helmerich Research Center is committed to making scientific breakthroughs that will benefit Oklahoma industries,” says Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa. “Through partnerships like this with Infinite Composites Technologies, our scientists are able to take their innovative research and transform it into practical applications for industrial use.”
ICT and Vaidyanathan have also partnered to develop a next-generation fuel storage tank through a National Science Foundation grant and OCAST funding totaling more than $500,000 since 2013.
ICT was founded on Oct. 1, 2010, by OSU alumni Matt Villarreal and Michael Tate while they were students at OSU-Stillwater.
“In addition to this exciting new agreement with OSU-Tulsa, ICT has completed 65 percent of our efforts to bring production equipment in-house,” says Tate. “We want to continuously do research and innovate with our alma mater while also bringing some of our production resources in-house.”