Semtech Corporation announced its collaboration with eLichens, designer of avolta-CH4, a new connected gas leak detector running on the LoRaWAN standard. Based on eLichens patented gas sensing technology, avolta is able to detect natural gas (methane) leaks with ultra-selectiveness, has no drift over time and has been approved by research gas laboratories. eLichens avolta gas detector running on LoRaWAN features a battery autonomy of 10+ years due to its very low power consumption gas sensor and the integration of the Semtech LoRa® device and the LoRaWAN standard. The absence of need for recalibration and the long life span of the eLichens sensor makes it ideal for applications of gas leak detections in both residential and industrial market. By leveraging the rise of connected sensors and low power wireless networks, gas utility companies can significantly reduce gas leaks on their gas distribution network. eLichens new gas leak detector can selectively detect and monitor (thanks to eLichens NDIR sensing technology) low levels of methane leaks thus making appropriate decision making in line with the nature of the leak.