Three West Virginia-based companies have received grants to help commercialize new technologies.
The Chemical Alliance Zone's Chemical and Materials Commercialization Fund awarded $20,000 to Liberty Hydro Inc. for a portable water-filtration pilot unit. The unit will be used to demonstrate the company's clean-water technology at customer sites.
Biotechnology company Vandalia Research Inc. received $18,220 for an analytical system to help commercialize a product and achieve industry certification and compliance.
The fund awarded $15,000 to Keen Process Technologies LLC for for proof-of-concept studies and intellectual property protection for a new, green process to make acrylic acid. Acrylic acid is used in the production of various plastics, coatings, and other materials.