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Thermoelectric materials enable a direct conversion of heat into electricity whereas this energy, produced for instance in thermal engines, is seldom recuperated. However, current thermoelectric materials are based on rare or toxic elements. The European INTEGRAL project targets the development of low-cost and eco-friendly second-generation thermoelectric (GEN2 TE) materials which can impact positively transportation and energy intensive industry by converting nowadays wasted heat into electricity.
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.