Infinite Composites Technologies, OSU-Tulsa sign facility use agreement
By Journal Record staff
Copyright © 2015 The Journal Record
TULSA – Oklahoma State University-Tulsa and Infinite Composites Technologies have signed a facility use agreement providing the company access to the Helmerich Research Center’s Next Generation Materials Lab.
“The OSU-Tulsa Helmerich Research Center is committed to making scientific breakthroughs that will benefit Oklahoma industries,” said 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.”
The agreement will enable Infinite Composites Technologies, formerly CleanNG, to continue development and prototype production of the infinite composite pressure vessel, iCPVTM – a linerless, composite fuel storage system. The natural gas fuel tank was developed by the ICT through a research partnership with Ranji Vaidyanathan, Varnadow Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the OSU-Tulsa Helmerich Research Center.
ICT and Vaidyanathan have also partnered to develop a fuel storage tank through a National Science Foundation grant and funding from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology funding totaling more than $500,000 since 2013.
“In addition to this exciting new agreement with OSU-Tulsa, ICT has completed 65 percent of our efforts to bring production equipment in-house,” said Michael Tate, co-founder and chief operating officer of ICT.
ICT was founded in 2010 by OSU alumni Matt Villarreal and Tate while they were students at OSU-Stillwater.