Energy harvesting through bimetal thermal cycling
Minalogic anounces that 6 innovating projects have been selected in the 14th call for projects of the french government Industry department. The 6 projects have a total R&D budget of €29,7 millions, of which €11,5 million come from the french government subsidies, from FEDER European funds and from local communities.
The industry department funds program is intended to support applied research, to support the development of new products and services, which are supposed to be put on the market in a short-term or in a mid-term.
It allows the funding of R&D collaborative projects (big companies, SMEs, research laboratories) of competitive clusters
Theme : energy efficiency
Development of innovative solutions for thermal energy harvesting
The HEATec project aims to develop new systems of thermal energy harvesting, using thermal gradients. These new systems facilitate applications linked to electrical power supply of low energy autonomous systems with converters of a few tens of microwatts per cm², or creating energy producing systems with converters of a few milliwatts per cm².
In order to achieve these objectives, the partners decide to harvest the released mechanical energy using DELTA CONCEPT bimetals, under heat effect, and on a cyclical basis.
- Home automation
- Infrastructure & building
- Water and gas smart meters
- Electrical cables
- Water and gas networks
- Advertising medium
- Buildings control and automation
- Circuit breakers
- Industrial surveillance and security (electrical cabinets, cable trees …)
French Partners : STMicroelectronics Crolles (38) – STMicroelectronics Tours (37) – STMicroelectronics Rousset (13) – Genes’Ink (13) – Delta Concept (38) – CEA-Leti et CEA-Liten (38) – ESI Group (75)
Budget : M€6,8
Projet co-sponsored by Capenergies clusters, S2E2 et SCS