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

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.

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

Address

Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 206 717,21

Participants (12)

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VALEO SYSTEMES THERMIQUES SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 412 480,25

RICARDO CONSULTING ENGINEERS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 113 103,38

HOTBLOCK ONBOARD

France

EU Contribution

€ 553 218,75

ELKEM AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 204 356,25

ISABELLENHUTTE HEUSLER GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 995 336,13

RGS DEVELOPMENT BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 905 668,16

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 861 600

FUNDACION CIDETEC

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 458 750

MBN NANOMATERIALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 496 250

EFFICIENT INNOVATION SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 228 996,25

TITANX ENGINE COOLING HOLDING AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 419 912,50

ARCELORMITTAL INNOVACION INVESTIGACION E INVERSION SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 144 594,63

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 720878

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2016

  • End date

    30 November 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 845 948,75

  • EU contribution

    € 7 000 983,51

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France