3S-ERA: Solid-State Semiconductors for Energy Recovery in Aircraft
Energy harvesting devices at minimum weight can significantly reduce fuel and CO2 emissions in many applications, like transport or industrial processes, contributing to the development of a more resilient and sustainable world. Thermoelectric materials, i.e. semiconductors that are able to convert heat into electricity, can contribute as a renewable solution to this goal. 3S-ERA will develop a technology that will enable the aeronautical application of thermoelectric materials to convert thermal energy into electrical energy, establishing the foundations to export this technology to other sectors.