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.

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...

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.
Atsumitech Synergy Cell Uses Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology to Improve Fuel Economy

Motorcycle Uses Hydrogen Fuel Cell to Recover Lost Energy

I've seen hydrogen fuel cells being tested as range-extenders and as full-blown propulsion systems, but I kind of like this setup, as an energy...
Exhaust Gas Thermoelectric Generator - GenTherm

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 MIT Thermoelectric Device Pushes Efficiency to Its Theoretical Limit

The Carnot Limit, calculated in the 19th century, demonstrates and sets the maximum efficiency that any device can achieve in converting heat into work. Theoretically and practically, you can't go over that limit. So, the devices constructed up to now only get a tenth of Carnot's limit.

Japanese Thermoelectric Modules Aim Reaching Record of 11% Efficiency

A new test will be performed by Showa Denko on Feb. 15, 2010. The thermoelectric device is designed to be attached to the exhaust pipe of a car and supply electricity to the car's air conditioner, thus improving the fuel mileage.

Innovative Device Harnesses Heat at Night

New device generates electricity from darkness. Winter is fast approaching, days are getting shorter, nights are getting colder. It is inevitable that even the most...

Novotech's System Generates Renewable Energy from Asphalt

Scientists at Novotech and two Massachusetts universities are working to create a new system that could channel heat from asphalt and other paving materials into clean and usable energy.