Ohio State spinoff getting boost from Safelite fuel-efficiency efforts

Story excerpt provided by Columbus Business First.

Written by Carrie Ghose.

Safelite AutoGlass within weeks will start fueling fleet vehicles that run on compressed natural gas on-site using a simplified compressor technology that just five years ago was an idea at an Ohio State University lab.

Simple-Fill Inc., the Ohio State spinoff licensing the technology from the Center for Automotive Research, is ready to deploy the first production model of a compressor that uses liquid instead of thousands of spinning parts to compress the gas into usable fuel – for the first time making compressors affordable and easy to maintain for small to medium fleets.

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Originally published January 24, 2017.

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