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BluGlass wins government clean technology grant

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Australian clean technology innovator, BluGlass Limited has been awarded $2,999,255 under the Australian Federal Government’s Clean Technology Innovation Program.

The funding has been given by the Australian Government for BluGlass’ ‘Versatile prototype deposition machine for higher efficiency, energy saving, lower cost LEDs on various substrates including silicon’ project.

Expressing his satisfaction with the funding support for continued advancement of their RPCVD technology, BluGlass CEO Giles Bourne said that the clean technology grant represented an enormous commitment from the Commonwealth Government and demonstrated their continued belief in the company’s ability to bring the breakthrough technology to market.

BluGlass’ project aims to significantly reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions generated in the production of the energy saving LED devices. BluGlass’ unique low temperature Remote Plasma Chemical Vapour Deposition (RPCVD) technology offers significant performance and cost advantages to device manufacturers. It is estimated that for each RPCVD tool put into production there could be a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of more than 39,000 t CO equivalent per RPCVD unit (based on 3.5 million LED lamps per annum).

This funding will allow BluGlass to expedite research and development into GaN on silicon substrates. RPCVD is a low temperature process that is potentially better suited for the growth of GaN on silicon substrates.

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