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Liten's research teams work across a vast portfolio of renewable energy technologies. Cutting-edge photovoltaic technologies are developed at INES, the French National centre for solar research and R&D with Hydrogen and Biomass activities being managed from the LITEN's main site in Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes.
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Energy harvesting system and thermal flow sensors.
expoits its state-of-the-art thermoelectrical material to transform
heat into electricity as well as detect heat loss in buildings and
industrial environments.Hotblock on board was created in 2012 in
Grenoble and develops advanced silicium-based alloys developed by
CEA-Liten and protected by 30 patents. Two to three times less expensive
than traditional alloys, Hotblock on board’s materials function at
higher temperatures than rival products (up to 500°C as opposed to
300°C) and contain neither contaminants nor rare elements in their
manufacture.The start-up combines its integration and in signal
processing in order to develop two product lines. Firstly,
thermoelectric generators are linked to exhaust systems (transport,
industry) in order to recycle/exploit thermal energy. Secondly,
minaturised thermal flow sensors, destined for construction and
industrial applications, play an important role in helping to manage
intelligent thermal sensors and ultimately reduce wasted heat loss.The
spin-off has signed a collaboration agreement with CEA-Liten which will
help fund further development of its technologies as well as pursue its
technology transfer interests. Prototypes are already being evaluated
in a number of major accounts.
Web site : www.hotblock.fr
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.