NANOCATE

By | October 31, 2013
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Logo NanoCaTeThe multidisciplinary consortium of the NanoCaTe project will develop a more efficient thermoelectric- and storage material based on nanocarbon (e.g. graphene and CNT) to reclaim waste heat by thermoelectric generators and to storage the energy in super capacitors or secondary batteries for manifold applications like pulsed sensors or mobile electronic devices.

The integration of the developed materials into harvester and storage devices is a further step to characterize the performance of the innovative materials. Finally, a demonstrator consisting of harvester, storage and energy management represents a self-sustaining, universally usable, and maintenance-free power supply. The project will substantially strengthen the position of Europe in the field of thermoelectric and storage materials by developing devices with increased lifetime produced by cost-efficient technologies and therefore contributing to a further promotion of cleaner energy technologies.

 

LEITAT’s role in the project: LEITAT will focus in the development and integration of energy storage devices based on printed supercapacitor technology. We will provide printed micro-supercapacitors to be integrated upon flexible TEG device enabling the development of fully energy autonomous systems. In cooperation with the rest of partners involved in this task, LEITAT will define the needed interfaces between TEG and sensor IC to ensure power transfer between generating and consuming subsystems using the micro-supercapacitor as energy coupler. Printed micro-supercapacitor will be based on the results obtained in WP4.

 

Number of Contract: FP7/604647

 

Coordinator:  FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V

 

Email LEITAT manager in charge: Raquel de Sousa

 

Web: www.nanocate.eu

 

Starts: 01/09/2013

 

Duration: 42 months

 

Partners

 

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN   FORSCHUNG E.V Germany
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN Germany
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET Denmark
AALBORG UNIVERSITET Denmark
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION Spain
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT Finland
INVENT   INNOVATIVE VERBUNDWERKSTOFFEREALISATION UND    VERMARKTUNG NEUERTECHNOLOGIEN GMBH* Germany
QUICK OHM KUPPER & CO   GMBH Germany
KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET   S.L. Spain
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG Austria
ALPCON A/S Denmark
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ Austria

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