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2011-09-27 13:00:00

Executive at one of the largest suppliers of silicon to advise Alphabet Energy on scaling manufacturing of its silicon-based thermoelectric technology. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (PRWEB) September 27, 2011 Alphabet Energy Inc., maker of thermoelectric materials for waste-heat recovery, has named Dr. Graham Fisher to its technical advisory board. Dr. Fisher is currently chief scientist at MEMC, were he leads the emerging technologies research group. MEMC is a global pioneer in wafer technologies...

Image 1 - Microwave Ovens Key To Energy Production From Wasted Heat
2011-09-20 10:46:11

  More than 60 percent of the energy produced by cars, machines, and industry around the world is lost as waste heat — an age-old problem - but researchers have found a new way to make “thermoelectric” materials for use in technology that could potentially save vast amounts of energy. And it´s based on a device found everywhere from kitchens to dorm rooms: a microwave oven. Chemists at Oregon State University have discovered that simple microwave energy...

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