Danubia NanoTech wins the 2019 PowerUp! Grand Final Competition

[Krakow, Slovakia, 22 May, 2019] Danubia NanoTech won the European Grand Final of PowerUp competition and was named the best startup in the CEE by IET InnoEnergy. The competition saw participation from over 300 start-ups from 24 countries across Central and Eastern Europe and the finalists showcased their solutions to the jury at the final event in Krakow during Impact’19 – the biggest economic event in the CEE region.

Danubia NanoTech pitched the newly developed graphene temperature sensor for EV batteries. The thin-film areal graphene sensor monitors the temperature directly on the surface of the battery cells and helps to improve the battery efficiency and life.
Danubia’s sensor is extremely thin with high accuracy, ultra-light and while produced by spray-coating, it is also very variable for application on flexible (curved) surfaces and practically unlimited in terms of coverage area. On self-adhesive film, the sensor’s application is very easy, with lower material costs with fast response and excellent accuracy.

Danubia NanoTech has been testing and validating this sensor on the batteries for the distribution grid / EV charging support. It can be however equally interesting for EV batteries to prevent unbalanced usage of the cells in the battery pack. Managing of an even distribution of temperature is key to operating of EV batteries close to their performance limits. Maximum battery life can be achieved if temperature of individual cells does not differ significantly. The detailed monitoring of the battery temperature directly on the individual battery cells can thus bring great benefits and prevent potential negative effects of overheating which implicitly improves the state of health i.e. lifetime of batteries as well as prevents their technical failures. The detailed monitoring of batteries is equally important for warranty purposes and can improve its efficient range.