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Simple-Fill, a spinout company of Ohio State’s Center for Automotive Research, expands business to TechColumbus

Left, prototype of Simple-Fill's gas compressor; top, Simple-Fill's office space at SpringBox Labs; up close look at section of the prototype gas compressor.Simple-Fill, a commercializing technology conceived at The Ohio State University’s Center for Automotive Research (CAR) has announced its recent relocation to SpringBox Labs at TechColumbus, a well-known technology business incubator.

Initially based at CAR, Simple-Fill developed a small scale gas compression technology that provides vehicle owners with the opportunity to utilize compressed natural gas as an alternative source of fuel.

Simple-Fill’s move to SpringBox Labs coincides with the company’s recent growth period, both in research and personnel.

“The opportunity to launch our business at CAR was incredibly helpful, and we are very appreciative of the support we found there," says Rob Underhill, Simple-Fill's CEO.  "We are excited that we've now reached a critical point in our lifecycle where we will benefit from the additional space and resources that can be found at TechColumbus.”

TechColumbus, one of Simple-Fill’s investors, has customized space for the company’s work. Already the facilities have provided the innovators with the opportunity to complete the low pressure alpha prototype for their product. Next, the company plans to build, test and integrate its high pressure section of its alpha prototype by December 2014. Other primary investors include Worthington Cylinders and Honda Research and Development Americas, Inc.

In addition to its progress in project development, Simple-Fill has also announced that it will be increasing its personnel. Underhill looks forward to filling the role of design and fabrication engineer to continue the advancement of the company.

Simple-Fill’s new office is located at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road, 43212.

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