Adelaide clean technology company Phosenergy is leading a collaborative project to develop a new product for converting infrared energy from waste heat into electricity.
The 12-month project is budgeted at $314,000 and involves University of South Australia’s Future Industries Institute (FII) and the Innovative Manufacturing CRC, which is providing grant support. The grant was through IMCRC’s activate program, which offers assistance of up to $150,000 for projects running up to 12 months..
The project will develop Phosenergy’s GenT product, which is described as using “unique electrode-semiconductor arrangements” in a flexible panel fitting to “heat emitting process infrastructure, effectively capturing and converting waste radiant heat to electrons.”
Managing director Bryn Jones said in a statement that the grant from IMCRC would help accelerate commercialisation of GenT through constructing prototypes and determining “their suitability across a range of applications.”
“The GenT project will utilise our expertise in materials R&D to help PhosEnergy develop a product of significant benefit to Australia’s and the world’s energy sector,” added the FFI’s Professor Drew Evans.
Phosenergy was established in a demerger from Uranium Equities Limited in 2013.
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