Eneco Details Revolutionary Power Chip

"Eneco is a development stage company that claims to have invented and patented a "solid state energy conversion/generation chip" that will convert heat directly into electricity or alternatively refrigerate down to -200 degrees celsius when electricity is applied. Interested? Read on to find out more...
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Author: PV5150
Source: Green Business Week

Speaking in a hotel conference room near Tower Bridge late last week Dr Lew Brown, president and CEO of Eneco, is trying to convince a roomful of sceptical investors that its new chip technology will revolutionise the way we generate electricity. It has to be said that he is doing a pretty good job.
"This chip compares with the invention of the transistor, or the TV, or the first aircraft," he says. "It is a genuinely disruptive technology." Now if a claim like that won’t get investors' attention I'm not sure what will."

Eneco is a development stage company that claims to have invented and patented a "solid state energy conversion/generation chip" that will convert heat directly into electricity or alternatively refrigerate down to -200 degrees celsius when electricity is applied. As one potential investor who has flown all the way from Scotland for the two hour presentation confides: "I had to come, it just sounded too good to be true."

So is it too good to be true? Will it work? Well, on first impressions it just might. And it could have a massive impact on how IT equipment, and in particular laptops and other mobile devices, are designed and powered. The chip is based on the principles of thermionic energy conversion whereby the energy of a hot metal over comes the electrostatic forces holding electrons to its surface. These free electrons then pass across a vacuum to a cold metal and in the process create an electronic charge that can be harnessed.

The main difficulty with exploiting this process at a commercial level has been in creating the vacuum between the two metals. But Eneco has overcome the problem by replacing the vacuum with, what the brochure describes as, "a properly selected semiconductor thermoelectric that is thick enough to support a significant temperature differential between the emitter and the collector in order to achieve efficiencies of practical interest". The result is a solid state energy conversion chip that can operate at temperatures of up to 600 degrees celcius and deliver absolute efficiencies in terms of how much heat energy is converted to electricity of between 20 and 30 percent.

Initially Eneco plans to target the "low-hanging fruits" found in the existing thermoelectric market. The company says the technology would suit off-grid energy generation environments, such as pipeline monitoring stations and space craft, where its promises to outperform existing thermoelectric products. The company also
expects to have its first order in this area from the US military soon.

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23-11-2006, 06:45:11

llwyd
I really want to go to a lan party, not sure about getting there though. I hope in a year or two when OC3D are in charge of the world of Reviews and News (it is inevitable!) then i'm all for some OC3D clan days out :)

23-11-2006, 06:54:56

Rick
If you could make it it would be great :)

There's trains going to kettering from all over the place, and its quite easy to get to by car as well.

Rick

23-11-2006, 07:18:32

Jim

I really want to go to a lan party, not sure about getting there though. I hope in a year or two when OC3D are in charge of the world of Reviews and News (it is inevitable!) then i'm all for some OC3D clan days out :)



That would be sweet - a LAN hosted by OC3D. Even to have one sponsored by us would be pretty cool - would need to be somewhere 'middleground' so all the OC3D lads could make it.

23-11-2006, 07:44:20

Ham
We need the middle of england then, we've got someone form every cornor of teh country really:(

23-11-2006, 08:07:01

Rick
Kettering is pretty much central to the country...thats why we chose to have it there:)

23-11-2006, 11:42:03

nathan
leicestershire is even more central!!!!!!!

but it would be a nice thing to have it worldwide though.

23-11-2006, 11:44:30

Jim
[quote=nathan]
but it would be a nice thing to have it worldwide though.[/quote]

How about we have a "WAN Party"? Where we all sit at home, using some kind of fast dialup connection to play people in other countries? There will be beer, food and basically whatever is in your fridge :p

;)

23-11-2006, 12:41:09

Hyper
[QUOTE=XMS]How about we have a "WAN Party"? Where we all sit at home, using some kind of fast dialup connection to play people in other countries? There will be beer, food and basically whatever is in your fridge :p

;)[/QUOTE]
Sounds good to me :yumyum:

23-11-2006, 12:57:26

nathan
[QUOTE=XMS]How about we have a "WAN Party"? Where we all sit at home, using some kind of fast dialup connection to play people in other countries? There will be beer, food and basically whatever is in your fridge :p

;)[/QUOTE]


that would be to hard to set up i think :p

23-11-2006, 13:26:50

Jim

that would be to hard to set up i think :p



Yeah agreed, we'd need some kind of central server thingy that everybody could access. Ahh well, we can only dream :rolleyes:
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