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Multi Nano Sense gets ₹ 3.29 Cr. govt funding for indigenous development of H2 sensors

Source: Press Information Bureau, Union Government of India

Maharastra-based hydrogen sensor startup Multi Nano Sense Technologies is set to receive a financial aid of ₹ 3.29 crore from the Union Government for the indigenous development of hydrogen sensing and analysis technology.

The company is developing modern hydrogen analysis sensors for a variety of new applications, along with universal miniaturized core sensor designs for leak detection and analysis of H2.

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh presided over the signing of an MoU between Technology Development Board under the Department of Science and Technology and Multi Nano Sense Technologies to support the manufacturing of hydrogen sensors in the country.

He said that the H2 startup funding is in tune with PM Narendra Modi's vision of National Hydrogen Mission (NHM), which aims to aid the government in meeting its climate targets and making India a green hydrogen hub. "This will help in meeting the target of production of 5 million tonnes of Green hydrogen by 2030 and the related development of renewable energy capacity", the Minister added.

The patented hydrogen gas sensor and analyzer is based on a core sensor, which has been conceptualized, developed, manufactured and serviced entirely in India, said the union minister. At present, the country is heavily dependent on importing sensors, as all core sensor elements are imported from China, USA, UK, Japan and Germany.

These sensors are said to not face any cross interference from other combustible or reducing gases, and can function in air as well as inert/ vacuum background and can perform analysis from 1 ppm to 100 percent pure H2. With this technology, India can easily penetrate the global market to complement domestic demand, according to the official statement.

Dr Jitendra Singh further commented, "Renewable green hydrogen is one of the major requirements towards environmentally sustainable energy security of the nation". Quoting NITI Aayog's report titled 'Harnessing Green Hydrogen: Opportunities for Deep Decarbonisation in India', the minister said that the hydrogen will provide a pathway to accelerate the emergence of a green hydrogen economy, which is critical for India to achieve its net-zero ambitions by 2070. 

Author : Dhiyanesh Ravichandran
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