Heat to Power Using Thermoelectric Engines

John LaGrandeur, Director of Automotive Programs
Amerigon/BSST LLC
United States
Nov 16, 2011.


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Presentation Summary

  • Amerigon will present the their thermoelectric heat to power technology developed under DOE funding in a six-year program.
  • The program has enabled the development of modelling tools and prototype demonstrators for heat to power in automotive and industrial markets.
  • High temperature Thermoelectric generators have been modelled, design, built and installed in BMW and Ford test vehicles.
  • The Generators make ~ ½ kilowatt electrical power at nominal design with 620C inlet gas temperature.
  • A summary of the technology & program results will be presented.

Speaker Biography (John LaGrandeur)

John LaGrandeur joined BSST in 2004 as Director of Automotive Programs with responsibility for the development and commercialization of advanced thermoelectric heating, cooling and power generation technologies. A recipient of the DOE's Vehicle Technologies Program Research and Development Award in 2010 for his work in Thermoelectric Power Generation, John holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Nevada-Reno and Business Masters from USC. Former positions include Business Unit Director at Goodrich Sensor Systems and Technical leadership roles at Hughes Radar Systems.