Thermo electrical power generation is based upon the principles where steady temperature differences can be converted directly to steady electrical power and is expected to play an increasing role in the global striving for energy saving and optimization.

An example is in cars where heat from the motor and combustion can be converted directly into electrical power, reducing energy consumption by at least 10 percent.

The project is paid for by different EU development institutions and funds, along with universities in Denmark and Germany also taking part in the development.