New thermocell could harvest and convert ‘waste heat’

A new, carbon-neutral thermocell could harvest waste heat from power stations and convert it into electricity.

Researchers from Monash University developed an ionic liquid-based thermocell. Thermocell technology is based on harnessing the thermal energy from the difference in temperature between two surfaces and converting that energy into electricity.

The device offers the possibility of a cheap and flexible design suitable for harvesting waste heat in the 100- to 200-degrees Celsius range.

Read more at Monash University