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NTM Sensors to Develop Monitoring Systems to Improve Safety and Improve Operating Limits of Advanced Batteries

NTM Sensors, a division of NexTech Materials, Ltd., is pleased to announce that it has been awarded funding by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) to develop and demonstrate monitoring systems that improve the safety and extend the operating limits of advanced batteries.

In this project, NTM Sensors will apply its innovative gas sensing technology to monitor the health and safety of lithium-ion batteries and deploy it in advanced battery powered community energy storage systems.

“NTM Sensors is proud to be participating in the development of this breakthrough technology that enables the safe implementation of advanced batteries for community energy systems, electric vehicles, and other important commercial applications. We are pleased that ARPA-E has selected our gas sensing technology for this opportunity, and we are excited to be collaborating with DNV and Beckett on this important project,” says Dr. Lora Thrun, Director of Operations.

NTM Sensors has established unique gas sensing technology for the detection and quantification of several gases, including hydrogen, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and VOCs, which are commonly emitted by degraded batteries. In cooperation with project leader Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and Beckett Energy Systems, NTM Sensors will apply its gas sensing technology with DNV’s battery life prediction model to extract greater performance and safety assurance from advanced batteries, enabling repurposing for other applications.  The project will culminate with a field demonstration of the battery monitoring system integrated in Beckett’s energy storage system powered by second life batteries.

About NTM Sensors

NTM Sensors, a division of NexTech Materials, Ltd., has a vision to be a global supplier of technologically advanced gas sensors, by productizing sensor innovations for energy and environmental markets. NTM Sensors was formed in 2010 as a business unit of NexTech Materials. With several products in the pipeline and a robust technology portfolio, NTM Sensors continues to develop and offer new products for the advanced energy and emissions markets. NTM Sensor’s team of scientists and engineers has many new products that will be offered worldwide, and we can also help our customers develop products specific to their needs. For more information, please visit www.ntmsensors.com.

About NexTech Materials

NexTech Materials, Ltd., located in Lewis Center, Ohio, is a leading developer and supplier of materials, components and services for the fuel cell and related industries and is dedicated to reducing the manufacturing and operating costs of fuel cells and other electrochemical devices. NexTech is developing technology used in fuel cell stacks for military and residential power applications, sensors for gas detection and control systems, catalysts for energy conversion systems, and coatings for high temperature metal protection. Founded as a privately held company in 1994, the organization has enjoyed 18 straight years of business growth with more than 600 customers located in over 50 countries. NexTech’s vision is to be a global leader in the development and manufacturing of innovative products for energy and environmental markets.  For more information, please visit www.nextechmaterials.com.

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