The installing and testing of thermoelectric waste heat recovering generators in BMW Group and Ford vehicles by Amerigon Incorporated, is a critical step forward in the development of a cost-effective energy waste heat system and power generation into vehicle production.
There has been made much progress in this fifth phase of the funded program US Department Engergy (DOE), studying the use of thermoelectric systems to converte waste heat from automobile engine exhaust into electrical power. BSST, a subsidiary of Amerigon, is being led this program. The DOE program intends to improve automobile fuel economy and supports the DOE’s objectives of reducing dependency of foreign energy imports and lowering greenhouses gas emissions while supporting the increased electrification of vehicle powertrains. The DOE will contribute approximately $ 1,1 million in funding and BSST wil offer an additional $ 370.000 for this fifth phase of the project, which has a targeted completition date of March 31, 2010.
BSST was founded in 2000 to develope advances in themoelectric systems. It’ s mission is to provide highly efficient, effective, and practical solid -state temperature control and power generation solutions to industry. Through sustained research and development the team of BSST will going on with the technology by improving the science of thermoelectric technology.
BSST is working very hard to advance the technology of thermoelectric devices particularly as it applies to heating and cooling’ said Amerigon President and Chief Executieve Officier Daniel R. Cooker. ‘ Their efforts are agreeing fully with government and private industry, aimed at pushing the variety of uses for thermoelectric technology beyond our current automotive seating application. In the next few months we hope to report you more about the progress with this program and others.’