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.