TECTEG MFR. specializes in manufacturing Seebeck Effect based products and special application TEG module. Our cooling division, Thermal Electronics Corp., has been in operation for 18 years and the TECTEG Div. began operations in 2001.  Our experience in the thermoelectric cooling space began almost 30 years ago. In the last 14 years the Seebeck Effect Power industry is showing amazing growth and will continue to grow in TEG applications as well as thermoelectric material development. We have developed an extensive TEG component inventory of custom designed high heat moving assemblies as well as special custom application modules to meet critical application requirements. We custom design many different shapes and couple designs specific to customer requirements.

This is the first commercially available Cascade to ever enter the market.

TECTEG MFR. is presently partnering with scientists at McMaster University as well as several scientists outside the university setting with a combined thermoelectric experience of 80 years. We have developed a proprietary manufacturing technique used to produce high amp TEG power generation (GENCELL™) elements. Presently, we are using optimized Bismuth Telluride material to fabricate our (GENCELL™), but with minor modifications we will have the ability to use any of a number of new thermoelectric Seebeck Effect materials being developed, by hundreds of physicist around the world. Thermoelectric elements are in the 100 to 200 amperage range specifically designed for large thermoelectric power generation applications. Our present focus is to commercialize a Fully-Automated Manufacturing Process (F.A.M.P) by building a small fabrication line which will have the capability to produce up to 10 MW of (GENCELL™) per year. Our goal is to ramp up to a 100 MW (GENCELL™) production facility once we have perfected our manufacturing technique. Our (GENCELL™) devices will be designed to produce 100 watts of power based on a DT (Delta Temperature) of 150°C. To do this we require only 188 elements per 100 watts thermoelectric power generation of output based on our initial goal of 6% conversion efficiency. The device electrical rating is 4V @ 25 AMP. This compares to over 3000 couples of our presently design TEG modules. We presently offer the most diverse line of TEG material modules and temperatures up to 800°C. No other company offers the variety or thermoelectric materials we can offer. In the next 6 months  we will be adding an additional 2 new materials, bringing the total to 6 different TEG module combinations.

Future:

Once we have finalized our thermoelectric manufacturing process we will work with both Zn4Sb3, Mg2Si,  Mn2Si, and possibly CMO which has already been commecialized. All 4 of these alloys work in the 200°C to 800°C range. With these thermoelectric materials we hope to develop segmented thermoelectric elements and or cascade cells which will increase efficiencies to approximately 9-10%. Since our process will be a fully automated pick and place, we expect to be the lowest cost producer worldwide. We have thermoelectric generator distributors in Pakistan and India, as well as Africa with more to add in the future.

Why Thermoelectric Power Generation?

A big component of so called Carbon Reducing Technology is how quickly a technology will begin to produce a net power benefit. Basically, all green technologies either consume power or create a Carbon Footprint while being manufactured into a final product. The graph below shows several standard Green Technologies and the time it takes the power they produce to equal the power it took to manufacture them. If all Green Technologies were evaluated in this manner, Thermoelectric Generation would be the least carbon intensive of all green technologies.

It was obvious to us that Thermoelectric Power Generation (TEG) technology is by far the most competitive power neutral technology of all Green Technologies available. One might say that you need to burn fossil fuel to capture power and that adds to the ongoing power requirements?

The truth is that in 99% of the applications the fuel is already being consumed for other purposes. All we are doing is extending the life of that fuel and making the consumption more efficient! As in most cases the fuel is providing heat, or work. Each of these processes have waste heat as a by product. We are just consuming the heat before it is lost to the atmosphere. Presently we are working with McMaster University to validate our new technology. Once successful this technology could be widely implemented in everything from Furnaces, Cars, Trucks and Heavy Industry to name a few.