In Europe every year, an estimated 60 million gas bottles are used for everything from barbecues to yachts. In other regions usage is even higher: for example an estimated 900 million gas bottles are used across India annually.
A major problems is that consumers and suppliers cannot monitor bottled gas usage remotely. This results in enormous wastage with excess bottles stored for years, leading to corrosion and dangerous leaks.
George is founder of Gas-Sense Solutions Ltd, a company which was developed a smartphone app to remotely monitor bottled gas use through a magnetic strip on gas bottles.
The technology can notify users if they are running low on gas; predict how much gas will be needed for a journey and even connect this information with the users mobile location so that they can be directed to a nearby gas store.