San Diego, CA, June 15, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Torrey Hills Technologies, LLC (THT) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded funding from National Science Foundation (NSF) for a coal mine safety project entitled “"SBIR Phase I: Capture and Use of Coal Mine Ventilation Air Methane (VAM)."
The $149,986 NSF Phase I grant is effective July 1, 2011 and expires December 31, 2011. Torrey Hills Technologies, LLC Scientist Lai Qi said the grant will be utilized for research and development of a new technology intended to improve coal mine safety. The principle of this new technology is to use photo-catalytic oxidation to remove explosive methane gas from coal mines.
"We are very fortunate to get this award and are very excited about the new technology," stated Ken Kuang, President of Torrey Hills. “We have great confidence that our technology will help coal mine industry reduce the number of gas explosions significantly, and thus improve the safety of underground coal mine workers.”
About Torrey Hills Technologies, LLC
Torrey Hills Technologies, LLC (http://www.torreyhillstech.com and http://www.beltfurnaces.com ) is a leader in developing and delivering quality yet affordable equipment and supplies for multiple industries. Since its establishment, the company has expanded its business from microelectronics packaging components to large-scale furnace equipment for semiconductor packaging, circuit board assembly, advanced materials processing and solar cell (silicon, thin film, and 3rd generation dye sensitized solar cells) manufacturing. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., the company now has customers located around the world in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.