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Sensor aims to tackle new energy sector challenges

Shenzhen Daily |  Updated:2023-11-19


The nano-level hydrogen sensor. [Photo by Chen Siqi/Shenzhen Daily]

The Hetao Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone (HTCZ) is presenting an array of innovative high-tech products at the Futian booth in the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center in Futian District during the 25th China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF).

Among them, a small yet impactful product caught visitors' attention, particularly in terms of new hydrogen energy utilization: the nano-level hydrogen sensor.

Developed by the Towngas Energy Academy, the sensor leverages Micro Electromechanical System (MEMS) technology and boasts the potential to revolutionize various applications in electrochemical energy storage, electric vehicles, and hydrogen-powered vehicles, as introduced by Ou Zongxian, who also provided insights into the sensor's capabilities and applications.

While these products are currently undergoing final trial testing, they are slated for market launch in the second half of next year. Once introduced, the sensors are expected to play a pivotal role in overcoming critical bottleneck issues currently plaguing the new energy sector.

Of particular significance is the sensor's application in monitoring the heat dissipation of lithium-ion batteries. The timely detection of potential issues is crucial, as it can significantly mitigate the risk of explosions. The nano-level hydrogen sensor's quick response capabilities promise to intervene promptly, ensuring enhanced safety measures for energy storage systems.

While MEMS technology has proven itself in the realm of digital product chips, its integration into industrial fields has been limited. The application of MEMS technology in the nano-level hydrogen sensor facilitates component miniaturization, thereby enhancing sensitivity and accuracy in applications.

Ou said that the academy's participation in CHTF reflects their commitment to showcasing these technological achievements and seeking collaborative opportunities with other companies across the industrial chain.

Established by Hong Kong-funded enterprise Towngas Energy Investment two years ago, the academy has been actively involved in clean energy application research and development. In February this year, it expanded its footprint in the Shenzhen park of HTCZ, focusing on cutting-edge clean energy technologies such as hydrogen energy, energy storage, energy digital intelligence, renewable energy, and low-carbon energy conservation.

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