Nano Institute of Technology-M&Tech Succeeds in Commercializing Hydrogen Leakage Detection Sensors

By July 11, 2022 2   min read  (364 words)

July 11, 2022 |

Fuel Cells Works, Nano Institute of Technology-M&Tech Succeeds in Commercializing Hydrogen Leakage Detection Sensors

The Institute of Nano-Comprehensive Technology announced that it had developed and commercialized a “hydrogen leakage detection sensor” to secure the stability of hydrogen energy technology with sensor specialist M&Tech Co., Ltd.

The hydrogen sensor developed this time is a technology for quickly detecting hydrogen leakage that may occur during the storage, transportation and utilization of hydrogen, and combining it with oxygen in the atmosphere to pre-block the explosion hazard.

Prior to this, M&Tech Co., Ltd. commissioned the Institute of Technology to develop a contact-combustible hydrogen leak detection sensor for hydrogen fuel cells and the development of mass production technology, and the Institute of Technology used nanoinfrastructure and process technology to identify the possibility of product development and then embarked on development.

The Institute of Technology has succeeded in developing a hydrogen sensor mass production technology with the characteristics of high reliability, high sensitivity, ultra-small size and low power through its 8-inch semiconductor equipment and process technology (MEMS).

In particular, M&Tech Co., Ltd. has succeeded in attracting investment based on the results of the developed technology, and last month it is also building its own production facility of 495 square meters and is promoting staffing.

Currently, the two institutions are also developing hydrogen sensors (palladium-based) that can detect hydrogen leakage at low and high concentrations by combining this technology with 3D nanostructure technology.

“With the support of the Institute of Technology, we have succeeded in commercializing hydrogen sensors, which has greatly reduced the trial and error and cost of building our own production facilities,” said Kang Seok-hwan, President of M&Tech, “With the increasing demand for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen refueling stations worldwide, the application of new applications is expanding, and we expect sales of more than 10 billion won after 2025.”

Director of the Institute of Technology Lee Cho-won said, “This commercialization achievement is a representative example of securing new technologies through the support of the Institute of Technology, building their own production facilities for SMEs, and achieving job creation,” and “We will actively support the resolution and commercialization of domestic SMEs who have difficulties in commercializing sensors.”

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