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MAGnetic nanoparticle based liquid ENergy materials for Thermoelectric device Applications

Objective

MAGENTA proposes a brand new technological path in thermoelectric materials research for waste-heat recovery applications. The originality of the project is based on the newly discovered thermal-to-electric energy conversion capacity of ionic-liquids and ferrofluids; i.e., colloidal dispersions of magnetic nanoparticles in ionic liquids (IL-FFs). It is an inter-disciplinary and cross-sector R&D project combining concepts and techniques from physics, chemistry and electrochemistry with an active participation from 3 SME and 1 industrial partners implicated in the materials supply-chain, the device design/performance and the market-uptake assessment. Both experimental and theoretical approaches will be employed to build foundational knowledge on novel magneto-thermoelectric phenomena in ferrofluids. Computational simulations will allow ‘bottom-up’ construction of IL-FFs with optimal conditions for harvesting energy. The end-products of MAGENTA, application specific magneto-thermoelectric materials and devices, will provide innovation leadership to European companies in waste-heat recovery industries. The lead-user industries targeted by MAGENTA are automobile and microelectronic sectors, but demonstration-type thermoelectric generators will also be produced for public outreach actions on waste-heat recovery technologies. Through its foundational, interdisciplinary and cross-sector research & innovation actions, the consortium will become a “seed community” for building an innovation ecosystem around the novel magneto-thermoelectric technology, presenting long-term impacts on future renewal energy science and technology from which the society as a whole can benefit. Withal, MAGENTA offers breakthrough thermoelectric materials that are versatile, cost-effective and non-toxic to assist the economically and environmentally sustainable energy transition in Europe.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/electrochemistry
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/energy conversion
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

FETPROACT-2016
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 853 161,25

Participants (9)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 726 573
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 729 146,25
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 472 212
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
SOLVIONIC
France
EU contribution
€ 252 250
Address
195 Rte D'espagne Site Bioparc Sanofi
31100 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 450 685
Address
Capenhurst Technology Park
CH1 6EH Chester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 315 750
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
GEMMATE TECHNOLOGIES SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 254 375
Address
Via Reano 31
10090 Buttigliera Alta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 609 125
Address
Route De Moutier 14
2800 Delemont
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECHNIKA GDANSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 336 500
Address
Ul. Gabriela Narutowicza 11/12
80-233 Gdansk
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments