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OSIL partnership with University wins prestigious award

Posted: Monday 3rd November 2014

OSIL’s collaboration with the University of Wolverhampton, through the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme, has been awarded the highest grade of ‘outstanding’ by the Technology Strategy Board for its work in finding advanced microbiological odour control solutions.

Over the last year, OSIL has worked closely with microbiologist Dr Wan Li Low, a research scientist at Wolverhampton University, to take the company’s highly successful biological control Lavarok system onto the next level.

Through the KTP’s extensive Research & Development programme, Dr Low was able to create new biological cultures with different biodegradable capabilities tailored to tackle the new species of malodorous compounds being produced, particularly those associated with fast-developing technologies in the waste to energy sector.

Improvements to the handling and storage of inoculums have also been introduced as a direct result of this collaborative partnership between OSIL and academia. In addition, OSIL has launched a Rescue Pack bio-filter re-inoculation system which is designed to be an off-the-shelf product to provide rapid remediation of failing bio-filters.

Guy Forrest-Hay, Director of Sales and Marketing, said: “The KTP and association with the University has been a key aspect in differentiating the Company’s offerings in the marketplace which has been key to recent growth and the success enjoyed by OSIL. The OSIL brand is now underpinned by innovation and this is largely due to the efforts of the staff, structures and outputs of the KTP.”

Dr Wan Li Low added: “The experience from the KTP has provided me the opportunity to develop myself and prove my capabilities as a good scientific researcher with good business acumen. I have learnt a lot and enjoyed myself as a KTP Associate.”

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