The talk title is: “Automated production of prototype modules from industrialized Half-Heusler material”

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Axel Rost from Fraunhofer IKTS, will take part as speaker in "12th International Conference on Brazing, High Temperature Brazing and Diffusion Bonding” in May 22, 2019, Aachen.

From May 21 to 23, 2019 the LÖT 2019 represents once again one of the world-wide leading conferences in this field.

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ELKEM hosted a "Steering committee meeting". The whole consortium met in ELKEM in Kristiansand on 26th March 2019.
Please, Find as attachment a picture of the visit to ELKEM facilities.

Steering Committee at ELKEM

Daniel Zuckermann from Isabellenhütte Heusler, held a talk in " Industrie-Workshop Thermoelektrik“ in march 20–21, 2019, in Freiburg.
The talk was title: “Industrialized Half-Heusler materials and thermoelectric modules therefrom”

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TITANX published the paper titled: Modeling and Sizing of a TEG with Half-Heusler TE Legs for Reducing Fuel Consumption in a Heavy-Duty Vehicle
Citation: Contet, A., Lhomme, C., Zuckermann, D., Fey, A. et al., "Modeling and Sizing of a TEG with Half-Heusler TE Legs for Reducing Fuel Consumption in a Heavy Duty Vehicle," SAE Technical Paper 2019-01-0897, 2019,

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Abstract:
“Following a historical increase in energy demand, the use of fossil fuels is causing irreversible damages to the environment, while local pollutant emissions must comply with ever more stringent emissions legislation.
Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) devices and particularly Thermo-Electric Generators (TEG) using Seebeck effect have often been seen as levers to improve those conflicting objectives, but yet are so far limited to niche market due to the use of expensive, scarce or toxic thermoelectric (TE) elements (Bi, Pb, Te).
Within the European project INTEGRAL, a consortium of 13 companies and research organizations tackling with upscaling the production of the next generation TE materials, a TEG dedicated to heavy-duty trucks using half-Heusler TE material is being developed.
First, a TEG system integration model has been developed and iterated in steady-state to provide TE Module (TEM) specifications. In this approach, typical truck operating points have been used, along with specific TEG impacts on both engine and vehicle, like additional weight and pressure drops, while aiming at a return of investment for the truck operator.
Then, the TEMs were assembled and tested on a dedicated performance test bench. The measured TEM outputs including idle voltage, internal resistance, heat transfer and Peltier effect were compared to previous predictions. A root cause analysis was then conducted to explain the mismatches. The first step was to track and eliminate the errors in the test setup itself. The second step was to investigate local losses in the TEM, including layer-by-layer thermal contact and thermal by-pass of the TE material through conduction, convection and radiation.
Lastly, the improved TEG model was used in a transient simulation platform to take into account the TEG thermal masses on the electric output.
Finally, vehicle simulations were performed to update the fuel economy with TEG installed on a hybrid electric powertrain.”

Several companies and partners of INTEGRAL Project gave talks in the workshop organized in the framework of INTEGRAL in 29th November 2018 in CEA.
Many thanks to all participants for taking part in this amazing and interesting workshop. CEA would like to specially thank speakers.

Daniel Zuckermann from Isabellenhütte Heusler was invited as speaker in "2nd ETA Conference in November 22–23, 2018, Berlin.

Energy and Thermal Management, Air Conditioning, Waste Heat Recovery

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Cidetec hosted a "Steering committee meeting".

The whole consortium met in CIDE headquarters in San Sebastian on 23 October 2018.

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CEA and HBOB presented the INTEGRAL project at National Days of Thermoelectricity in Grenoble at CEA (Octobre 17-19, 2018).

The National Days of Thermoelectricity gather every year all the actors of the French community (physicists, chemists, metallurgists, experimenters and theorists) working in the field of thermoelectricity. This conference is has been held from 17/10 to 19/10/2018 at the CEA in Grenoble.

The topics discussed at this conference range from the development and characterization of new thermoelectric materials to the manufacture of devices for different types of materials applications (energy recovery, sensors, cooling) through theoretical and simulation work.

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RGS took part at Vakbeurs Energie Exhibition in Hertogenbosch (8th to 10th of October 2018).

Vakbeurs Energie is the largest live business to business event in the Netherlands on energy-saving technology and sustainable energy. The platform is the place-to-be whether it concerns a specific improvement or an integral approach, from reducing energy consumption to stricter purchasing policies.

In addition to Vakbeurs Energie there is a specific platform for the industrial energy supply: Industrial Heat & Power. The trade show for professionals who seek connections, tools and know-how to get started immediately. This platform gets its own program and media campaign. For sustainable mobility and mobility applications, visitors can visit the trade show Ecomobiel.

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Isabellenhütte Heusler GmbH & Co. KG held a workshop on 14th June 2018 to inform expert about the pilot line built in INTEGRAL Project
Many thanks to all participants for taking part in this amazing and interesting workshop.
As results of this workshop, some articles in different journals were published

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Isabellenhütte hosted a "Steering Committee and project review meeting".

The whole consortium met in ISAB headquarters in Dillenburg, Germany, on 29 & 30 May 2018

Fraunhofer hosted "Integral Material workshop" on 21th January 2018.

The aim was to focus on material aspects in the different pilot lines of the Integral project

The whole consortium met in MBN headquarters in Vascon di Carbonera, Italy, on 28 September 2017

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in Dillenburg, Germany, on 4 and 5 July 2017

in Alkmaar, The Netherlands, on 7 and 8th March 2017

in Grenoble, France on 14 and 15 December 2016

 on 1 December 2016