Periodic Reporting for period 1 - SiC-MOSFET (Gas Sensors for future Ultra Low NOx Emission Legislation – Euro 7) Reporting period: 2019-09-01 to 2020-02-29 Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project Air pollution is still something that many Europeans are very much familiar with. The EU andmany national governments both in Europe and beyond have set ambitious objectives interms of cutting gas emissions. The introduction of Euro 6 emission legislation for limitingNO x and particles from automotive and trucks has had a huge impact and the next phase,Euro 7, is under preparation to be decided and implemented. Also, a number of industries(steel industry, residential heating etc.) have to reduce their emissions and thus need tocontrol their combustion processes by monitoring gas concentrations in the fluegas/exhaust. This requires the use of gas sensors for harsh environments, which remainsone of the most challenging development areas. Unfortunately, most solutions available inthe industrial sector today are either unaffordable, or cannot offer sufficient robustness andthermal stability. In the automotive industry, with sharpened real world driving requirements,high sensitivity to measure low ppms, good selectivity to measure the right gasses, and long-term stability to reach automotive lifetime and service intervals are key for future gas sensorsused to monitoring emission in the tailpipe.SenSiC AB was founded in 2007 as a spin-off from Linköping University (LiU) and has a longterm continued strong connection to this research institution. We have the ambition to availboth the challenge and opportunity, and therefore develop, produce and sell gas sensorsfor harsh environments and improved performance for the industrial and automotivesectors. Our sensors have exceptional sensitivity in very low gas concentrations with aproven long-term performance. By measuring different gases, e.g. NH 3 , NO x , O 2 and CO, it ispossible to control the combustion and therefore reduce harmful emissions, as well asmonitor emissions in automotive real world driving conditions. By this we will contribute to acleaner environment and higher quality of the air we all breath.Thanks to our first projects with customers, the technology has already been partly validatedon the Swedish industrial market. For international commercialisation and for entering theautomotive sector, SenSiC needed to develop a more comprehensive business plan thatcould guide further expansion, the Phase 1 feasibility assessment aimed at confirming thecommercial potential of our technology, develop a comprehensive business plan, findingcollaboration partners, and designing the next steps needed for commercialization. Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far Technical Feasibility, as well as commercial potential of the product, was explored andconfirmed. Within the project, we have identified areas for future technical improvements ofour sensors that are needed to match the clients’ needs. Furthermore, we have conducted adeeper market assessment, an initial competition benchmark of our NH3 sensor, andperformed first installations at industrial customers.Phase 1 feasibility study laid a solid foundation for our future international market expansion,for which we plan to seek external funding, including participation in the EIC Acceleratorprogram. Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far) The feasibility study has shown that our sensors demonstrate a strong commercial potential.The main conclusion from this feasibility study is that there exists a clear businessopportunity to exploit on the global automotive and industrial (i.e. steel) markets. Bothsegments have significant market sizes, that can be addressed with a generic sensortechnology, high commonality in our products, and separate applications built upon theproducts, with strong differentiators compared to competition. This positions SenSic AB witha unique commercial opportunity and with several business “legs” to stand on.