Innovative polymer-based composite systems for high-efficient energy scavenging and storage

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InComEss European project seeks at developing efficient smart materials with energy harvesting and storage capabilities combining advanced polymer based-composite materials into a novel single/multi-source concept to harvest electrical energy from mechanical energy and/or waste heat ambient sources. Three Energy Harvesting Systems (EHSs) configurations will be realized through combination of high performance piezoelectric (PE), thermoelectric (TE) and Thermo-Piezoelectric (TPE) generators and monolithic supercapacitors (SCs) to power selected wireless sensors nodes to be implemented in different IoT scenarios for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) in buildings and aircrafts  and accurate location and monitoring of vehicles through GPS and MEMS sensing. Advanced concepts for efficient energy transfer will be implemented for increased energy conversion efficiency of the overall EHSs.

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Main goals

InComEss EHSs will involve the development of the following materials:

1. Advanced lead-free PE composite-based mono-/bi-component fibres with enhanced PE characteristics up to 100 °C/250 °C for their application into single/hybrid PE/TPE generators;

2. Innovative high-performance thermoplastic-based p-and n-type TE composites with enhanced Seebeck coefficients in the range from –25 °C up to 250 °C for their application in single/hybrid PE/TPE generators;

3. Printable high energy density PANI/carbon-based composite electrode materials with enhanced specific capacitance and stability for their incorporation into the monolithic supercapacitor (SC) to store the energy harvested.


Project number: 862597

Project duration: March 2020 to August 2023

Total eligible cost: 6 967 226.25€

Financial support EU: 6 967 226.25€

Project type: RIA 

Intervention region: Europe




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