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INitiative to bring the 2nd generation of ThermoElectric Generators into industrial ReALity

Objective

Thermoelectric materials have been studied for several decades now. Improved TE materials are emerging with the so-called second-generation thermoelectric (GEN2 TE) materials: silicides and half-Heusler. These materials are low-cost, based on most earth-abundant elements and eco-friendly materials, and can impact positively European industry and society by converting wasted heat into electricity.
As GEN2 TE materials are attracting a growing interest, pilot lines resulting from partnerships between public research institutes, industrial research teams and SME are emerging in Europe.
The aim of the INTEGRAL project is to upscale the GEN2 TE material technology using existing pilot lines and growing SMEs, in order to address mass markets TE needs (automotive, heavy duty trucks, autonomous sensors and industry waste heat recovery). The INTEGRAL project is unique since it gathers in a complete value chain the major companies (including SMEs and startups) developing GEN2 TE advanced materials in Europe and cutting-edge research centers. INTEGRAL will allow the industry to step up towards advanced manufacturing and commercialization of systems integrating multifunctional TE materials (on a nano-based approach), through material customization, next techniques for characterization and process control and up-scaled pilot-line demonstrations of reliability, reproducibility and mastered material consumption. Furthermore, the large-scale processes which will be developed for producing nanostructured materials within the INTEGRAL project will explore a wider range of applications outside thermoelectrics, in particular where customization of electrical or thermal properties of sintered or casted materials are needed. Finally, a technology transfer will be performed from research activities to pilot-lines, towards the commercialization of the new generation of advanced materials with a circular economy vision.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-PILOTS-2016
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Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 206 717,21

Participants (12)

VALEO SYSTEMES THERMIQUES SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 469 080
Address
Rue Louis Lormand 8
78321 La Verriere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RICARDO CONSULTING ENGINEERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 113 103,37
Address
Bridge Works
BN43 5FG Shoreham By Sea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HOTBLOCK ONBOARD
France
EU contribution
€ 248 948,25
Address
43 Chemin Du Vieux Chene
38240 Meylan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELKEM AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 204 356,25
Address
Drammensveien 169
0277 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ISABELLENHUTTE HEUSLER GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 065 336,36
Address
Eibacher Weg 3-5
35683 Dillenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RGS DEVELOPMENT BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 985 668,91
Address
Bijlestaal 54
1721 PW Broek Op Langedijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 915 869,78
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION CIDETEC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 458 750
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
MBN NANOMATERIALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 496 250
Address
Via Bortolan 42
31030 Carbonera
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EFFICIENT INNOVATION SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 272 396,25
Address
Avenue Clement Ader 55
34170 Castelnau Le Lez
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TITANX ENGINE COOLING HOLDING AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 419 912,50
Address
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294 25 Solvesborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARCELORMITTAL INNOVACION INVESTIGACION E INVERSION SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 144 594,63
Address
Lugar Residencia La Granda Sn
33418 Gozon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)