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An innovative very low-cost thermo-electric technology for large-scale renewable solar energy applications

Objective

The aim of the INNOVTEG project is to create nano-structured thermo-electric materials based on (low cost and abundant) sulphur with carefully controlled structure and properties.

By doing this our consortium will create a step-change in the application of thermo-electric technologies for large-scale solar renewable applications in the EU by developing thermo-electric at massively reduced cost (€5.20/kg).

The technologies developed will be particularly suited to building integrated renewable systems.

This will enable us to create a very low-cost thermo-electric system suitable for building integration that can achieve an output of ~30Wp/sq.m and a power generation cost of €533/kWp (significantly less than the corresponding cost of ~€3,000/kWp for PV systems) across a range of European climatic conditions.

In so doing, the InnovTEG technology will offer greatly improved environmental performance due to improved reduced dependence on fossil fuels, reduced emissions (CO2, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and particulates) at a cost that is affordable to the end-user.

It is expected that the InnovTEG project will generate ~€200m million business growth for its SMEs within a 5 year period creating more than 171 jobs.

The project results are expected to benefit other SMEs in the renewable energy, materials processing and electronics industry sectors.

In addition, the technology has the capability to reduce CO2 emissions by 208,000 tonnes of CO2 per year 5-years post-project.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

EUROPEAN THERMODYNAMICS LIMITED
Address
Priory Business Park, Wiston Road 8
LE8 0RX Kibworth Harcourt
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 580 861
Administrative Contact
Barri Stirrup (Mr.)

Participants (9)

KAGAKU ANALYS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 277 364
Address
Salgatan 16
75330 Uppsala
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lars Paul Helldahl (Dr.)
DIAMORPH AB (PUBL)
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 59 034
Address
Roslagstullsbacken 11
106 91 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katarina Flodström (Dr.)
TATA STEEL UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 56 074
Address
Millbank 30
SW1P 4WY London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robin Hart (Mr.)
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 12 475
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Olszewska-Day (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 13 923
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Aurélie Menard (Mrs.)
OSAUHING EESTI INNOVATSIOONI INSTITUUT
Estonia
Address
Sepapaja 6
11415 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lauri Nirgi (Mr.)
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Reece (Prof.)
EURO SUPPORT ADVANCED MATERIALS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 291 248
Address
Liessentstraat 9F
5405 AH Uden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Henk Krishnadath (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mark Rodgers (Mr.)