Steam Infusion awarded £30,000 by Shell Springboard



Olympus Automation has been awarded £30,000 by Shell Springboard for its revolutionary Steam Infusion cooking process. The expert panel of judges were suitably impressed by the ability of Steam Infusion to reduce carbon emissions in the food industry.

The Shell Springboard programme is a nationwide search for the next breakthrough in low carbon enterprise, part of a strategy of collaborating externally to fast track solutions to the energy challenge. Since 2005, Shell has awarded £2.58million to 71 companies exploring new ways to cut carbon emissions. Small businesses account for 90 per cent of the UK’s £120 billion low-carbon sector, which is forecast to be worth £4 trillion by 2015.

John MacArthur, Vice President of Gas Technology at Shell, added “Shell Springboard is a celebration of the small companies that are seizing the twin opportunities of the low carbon sector – addressing the future of energy challenge and contributing to the economic competitiveness of the UK."