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Professor Justin Holmes, Professor Steffen Hardt, Dr Satarupa Dutta, and Dr Ievgen Nedrygailov presented at the 80th International Conference of the University of Latvia.
While climate change, increasing energy consumption, deteriorated air quality and exhaustion of natural resources represent central economic and social challenges today, the waste heat energy released into the atmosphere is a clean, fuel-free and inexpensive energy source. Seventy per cent of energy generated daily is waste heat. Even though thermoelectric and thermo-electrochemical cells are technologies used to convert waste heat into electrical energy, there does not yet exist a technology for the viable harvesting of low-grade waste heat . This presentation will provide an overview of the EU-funded project ‘TRANSLATE’ which aims to develop a proof-of-concept nanofluidic platform technology based on the flux of ions in nanochannels (Fig. 1) . The work targets innovation in versatile and sustainable energy harvesting and storage .
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