Sensor attracts UKSE funding

A Cumbernauld-based firm is pioneering technology that could help tackle climate change and save lives after securing funding from UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE).

Gas Sensing Solutions’ low-cost carbon dioxide sensor can improve the air quality and help minimise the energy consumption of air and heating systems. Earlier this year the company was short-listed for the UK Shell Springboard Awards that recognise the efforts of those businesses whose products can address the problem of climate change.

In addition, the sensor can detect noxious gases that occasionally leak from some heating systems. A number of carbon dioxide sensors already exist, but Gas Sensing Solutions’ sensor is reportedly smaller, uses less power, is highly sensitive and measures readings in real time.

Established in 2005 by managing director Alan Henderson, Gas Sensing Solutions recently secured deals with a number of distributors who will now help the company introduce its products to the global market.

Henderson said: ‘Our sensor has been in development for over two years and having successfully secured six patents we have worldwide exclusivity on our products. With the funding from UKSE now in place we are ready to take this sensor to the market and I’m confident that it will play a key role in helping companies reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.’