BMW Saves Fuel With Pipe-Mounted Radioactive Device

In a world that tries to save more and more of its resources, BMW wants to make use of the car's heat to recover some of the energy lost by thermal means. It's just that they understood this time by being green means putting a radioactive thermoelectric generator in the car's tailpipe.

Super Cool Outdoor Stove Powers Electronics While Cooking Your Dinner

Summer is coming! At least for us in the Northern hemisphere, anyway. Days are longer, the sun is stronger, people are happier, and all...

Cheap and Efficient Thermoelectric Material Turns Waste Heat Into Eectricity

New thermoelectric material, tetrahedrite, a naturally occurring mineral, non-toxic and super efficient conductor that turns waste heat into power, goes on sale by Alphabet...

Atomic Layer Deposition Improves Thermoelectric Materials

Researchers at Aalto University School of Chemical Technology developed a new cost-effective method to convert waste energy into electricity without carbon dioxide emissions. The team defined...

VW Equipping Future Cars With Heat Recovery Systems

The International Thermoelectric Society website reported that Volkswagen showed a prototype vehicle equipped with a thermoelectric generator, recovering the dissipated heat energy and converting it into electricity. The prototype has been shown at the "Thermoelektrik - Eine Chance Für Die Atomobillindustrie?" meeting held in Berlin in October 2008.
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Practical Thermoelectric Power Possible with Newly Invented Material

Energy efficiency, that is, the amount of usable energy in a given fuel, is based off a number of factors. Hydrocarbon fuels, for example,...

New Formula Speeds Up Development of Thermoelectric Materials

Identifying materials that have high potential for converting heat to electricity have just become much easier, as researchers from Houston University released a new...

Discovery: Clathrates Thermoelectric Materials Offer Better Efficiency

Some researchers from the University of Ã…rhus, Denmark, have studied promising thermoelectric materials from the group or clathrates, which create crystals full of 'nano-cages'.

Pierre Poudeu’s Thermoelectric Alloy Converts Heat 200% Better

A new thermoelectric material has emerged from a University of Michigan lab. Pierre Ferdinand P. Poudeu, assistant professor of material science and engineering, has developed a...

The Spin Seebeck Effect to Offer Low-Loss Thermoelectric Effect

Eiji Saitoh experimented with a heated magnetized metal (nickel-iron), and found out that the electrons with up spins (aligned with the rod's magnetic field) created an agglomeration on the hot side, while the ones with down spins (unaligned to the rod's magnetic field), created an agglomeration on the cooler side.