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Thermoelectric Systems for High-Efficiency, Low-Cost Vehicle Waste Heat Recovery

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
88154
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
06f
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000715
Small Business Information
Creare LLC
16 Great Hollow Road Hanover, NH 03755-3116
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Thermoelectric Systems for High-Efficiency, Low-Cost Vehicle Waste Heat Recovery
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-13ER86536
Award Amount: $149,954.00
 

Abstract:

An enormous amount of energy from burning hydrocarbon fuels is wasted as heat in vehicle exhaust gas. The goal of this project is to improve vehicle efficiency and reduce fuel consumption by converting some of this heat into electric power. We will develop a solid state thermoelectric generator (TEG) that can efficiently produce electric power from high-temperature exhaust heat. The approach is to combine innovative, efficient heat exchangers with novel, high-efficiency thermoelectric materials to provide highly reliable power generation at low cost. Commercial Application and Other Benefits The thermoelectric generating system will improve fuel efficiency when installed in the exhaust systems of cars, trucks, and buses, with particular benefits to hybrid electric vehicles. Benefits include greater fuel economy, reduced CO2 emissions, and less dependence on foreign fuel sources.

Principal Investigator:

Michael D. Barton
Dr.
6036402476
mdb@creare.com

Business Contact:

James Berry
Dr.
6036402487
contractsmgr@creare.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Creare Incorporated
16 Great Hollow Road Hanover, NH 03755-3116

EIN/Tax ID: 020259551
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
RTI International
3040 East Cornwallis Rd.
Durham, NC 27709-
Contact: