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Reference Number InnUK/131801/01
Title GRAPHTED: Graphene nanocomposite materials for thermoelectric devices
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Transport) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 30%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 30%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 40%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
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European Thermodynamics Limited
Award Type Feasibility Study
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 April 2015
End Date 31 March 2016
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £74,948
Industrial Sectors
Region East Midlands
Programme Competition Call: 1404_DEVL_FS_GR - Realising the Graphene Revolution. Activity Realising the graphene revolution (FS)
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , European Thermodynamics Limited (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , University of Manchester (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract The current climate for improved energy efficiency is driving the automotive market to seek ways of capturing waste energy from car exhausts. This will improve fuel consumption and reduce pollution while also reducing the levels of carbon dioxide emitted. Current materials for thermoelectric (TE) generators are typically based on compounds that are scarce, expensive and environmentally unsound. Other TE materials do not suffer from these drawbacks but their performance is insufficient to achieve technical and commercial viability. However, research at the University of Manchester has led to a number of innovative patent protected graphene containing materials with significantly improved thermoelectric properties over a wide range of temperatures. In collaboration with leading thermoelectric manufacturer, European Thermodynamics Limited, the GRAPHTED project will develop improved TE materials into waste heat recovery devices for automotive exhaust gas and other energy harvesting applications, significantly improving the efficiency and achieving cost-effective means to recover energy that would otherwise be lost.The current climate for improved energy efficiency is driving the automotive market to seek ways of capturing waste energy from car exhausts. This will improve fuel consumption and reduce pollution while also reducing the levels of carbon dioxide emitted. Current materials for thermoelectric (TE) generators are typically based on compounds that are scarce, expensive and environmentally unsound. Other TE materials do not suffer from these drawbacks but their performance is insufficient to achieve technical and commercial viability. However, research at the University of Manchester has led to a number of innovative patent protected graphene containing materials with significantly improved thermoelectric properties over a wide range of temperatures. In collaboration with leading thermoelectric manufacturer, European Thermodynamics Limited, the GRAPHTED project will develop improved TE materials into waste heat recovery devices for automotive exhaust gas and other energy harvesting applications, significantly improving the efficiency and achieving cost-effective means to recover energy that would otherwise be lost.
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