Technology Harnesses Industrial Waste Heat, Converts to Electricity

Read the full story in R&D Magazine.

In the U.S. alone, more than 30 percent of all energy consumed is lost as waste heat. Of this wasted heat, 60 percent is considered low temperature and is unable to be harvested using traditional technologies.

A new innovation could help capture a substantial amount of low-temperature waste heat and convert it into energy.

RedWave Energy, in a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL), has developed Antenna Coupled THz (ACT) Film, a technology that can harvest electricity from lost low-temperature waste heat using specially designed rectennas to capture infrared heat waves and convert it into electricity. The technology was a 2018 R&D 100 Award winner.

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