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Matt Scullin of Michigan State University formed a company that uses thermoelectrics to turn waste heat from car tailpipes into electricity.
Date: 08/20/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Thermoelectrics
Researchers at the University of Manchester in the U.K.,in collaboration with the company European Thermodynamics Ltd., have called upon graphene to make thermoelectric materials more useful.
Date: 08/10/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Thermoelectrics
Thermoelectric materials can be used to generate electrical current from waste heat. Researchers have made a new thermoelectric material using lead telluride. This new material produces about 20 percent more electricity from heat than previous thermoelectric materials.
Date: 09/20/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials, Thermoelectrics
Researchers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute discover a cost-effective way to create theroelectric materials.
Date: 01/19/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Materials
asphalt road
Researchers at the University of Rhode Island have identified a number of ways to harvest waste heat from asphalt roads, including embedding water filled pipes or thermoelectric semiconductors in or under the roadways.
Date: 11/15/2010
Type: Blog
A thin film of silicon nanomesh
Researchers at Caltech have demonstrated new nanoscale designs that sever the relationship between thermal and electrical conductivity, potentially boosting the efficiency of thermoelectric materials for harvesting waste heat.
Date: 10/04/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Thermoelectrics
Dave Auston
The Institute's Acting Executive Director Dave Auston was recently featured in a two-part interview on The Daily Energy Report.
Date: 09/12/2010
Type: Audio, Photos
Technologies: General Information
Berkeley, California based Alphabet Energy announced that it will receive $1 million in seed money to further develop its proprietary thermoelectric technology expected to be on the market in 2-3 years.
Date: 05/03/2010
Type: Blog
Thermoelectrics can convert waste heat into electricity, presenting an enormous potential for energy efficiency improvements as nearly half the energy cosumed by the US is dissipated as waste heat.
Date: 03/01/2010
Type: Blog
Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory work to advance high performance thermoelectric devices which hold enormous potential for green energy production.
Date: 02/01/2010
Type: News

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