Oil giant Shell is offering cash to SMEs producing products or services which help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Under its Springboard scheme the company is offering awards between £20,000 and £40,000, with the cash to be released early next year.

To be eligible business must be sole traders which have been up and running for at least three months and employ less than 250 people.

Their product or service must be innovative and commercially viable.

The closing date for applications is November 10, 2006 and full details can be found on the Shell Springboard website.

Sam Bond

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