Ltd. Termointeh starts production of the new generation of thermoelectric systems

RUSNANO Project Company Ltd. "Termointeh" (Moscow) started the production of refrigeration and generation, built using a unique technology CERATOM®.

The total budget of the project amounts to more than 1.6 billion, including co-financing RUSNANO of $ 0.6 billion.

In the first stage Ltd. "Termointeh" will produce Thermoelectric Modules, used in generators for gas, termostatiruyushie systems for telecommunications equipment, base stations, as well as thermoelectric air conditioners for railway transport and military vehicles. Subsequently, the range can be supplemented with a thermoelectric systems freezers transport and storage of blood plasma. The company’s revenue for 2015 will be about 3 billion rubles. By that time, the share of "Termointeh" in target markets to reach 10%, and in some cases, in the absence of direct analogues — 100%.

Thermoelectricity is one of the promising areas in alternative energy. However, due to low efficiency, high cost and the structural weaknesses of thermoelectric systems traditionally use ceramics as heat conductors, they are not widespread. Devices manufactured by technology CERATOM®, performed using the nanostructured composite materials and devoid of the disadvantages of ceramic analogues. They have a high degree of efficiency and competitive cost. Cost of a thermoelectric power generation system CERATOM® 2-10 rubles per kilowatt (depending on the original price of fuel), which is several times cheaper than other sources of alternative energy.

Today the equipment "Termointeha" is being tested in several gas distribution subsidiaries of OAO "Gazprom" and FSUE "Mosoblgaz." Also, the company plans to supply air conditioners for railway locomotives and subway cars to the test in "Transmashholding", as well as for military vehicles in the NGO "Body."

"Thermoelectric effects, on which the work product" Termointeh ", known for almost 200 years. But only now, thanks to the development of our project, they get a second life. This will "Termointehu" not only take a significant market share in existing segments of the application of thermoelectricity, but go on a fundamentally new markets where the use of classical ceramic modules technologically impossible ", — said RUSNANO Managing Director Dmitry Pimkin.

Thermoelectricity: Collection phenomena which occurs because the electrical potential difference in temperature, or temperature difference creates an electric potential.Thermoelectric Module — Device consisting of a solid-state semiconductor devices that convert thermal energy into electricity (Seebeck effect) or perform the transfer of thermal energy that is heating and cooling different sides of the thermoelectric module with electrical energy (Peltier effect). These properties of the thermoelectric module (Seebeck effect) used in thermoelectric generators (TEG) and thermoelectric cooling units (Peltier effect). Main element of the thermoelectric module is the active structure that represents a set of thermocouples which are electrically connected, typically in series. The most common semiconductor material for the active structure (thermocouple) is a bismuth telluride. Active structure sandwiched between two electrically insulated plates — heat conductors. Thermoelectric System (TPS) is a device in the form of a heat exchanger connected to each other, between which the thermoelectric modules. Depending on the purpose of distinction cooling, heat-stabilized and generating TES.Klyuchevuyu role in achieving the unique qualities TES CERATOM® nanostructured thin heat conductors and high quality barrier-connection layers, play a used nanotechnology solutions. These include technology micro-arc oxidation, vacuum plasma technology (PVD) and control parameters of these processes.

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