• Fraunhofer IPM
  • Dresden University of Technology
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus, VTT
  • Quick-Ohm Küpper & Co. Gmbh
  • Knowledge Innovation Market S.L. KIM
  • IFAT
  • Alpcon
  • Graz University of Technology


The 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.
Effective start/end date01/01/201330/09/2017

Collaborative partners

  • Aalborg University (lead)
  • Alpcon (Project partner)
  • LEITAT (Project partner)
  • Knowledge Innovation Market S.L. KIM (Project partner)
  • Fraunhofer IPM (Project partner)
  • Quick-Ohm Küpper & Co. Gmbh (Project partner)
  • Graz University of Technology (Project partner)
  • Dresden University of Technology (Project partner)
  • INVENT (Project partner)
  • Technical University of Denmark (Project partner)
  • Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus, VTT (Project partner)
  • IFAT (Project partner)
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