TechConnect Innovation Program

Alphabet Energy PowerBlocks

Alphabet Energy, CA, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Alphabet Energy makes waste heat valuable. Our proprietary PowerBlocksâ„¢ serve as the technology platform for our waste-heat recovery products.Based on groundbreaking nanotechnology research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Michigan State, and 60+ patents issued and filed, PowerBlocks leverage silicon and tetrahedrite to transform any temperature gradient into electricity.

Primary Application Area: Energy & Efficiency

Technology Development Status: Commercial Product

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 8

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Alphabet Energy’s thermoelectric materials are both efficient and low-cost. The E1 is the first thermoelectric generator to solve the problems associated with implementing thermoelectrics at a massive scale. With over 60 patents issued and filed to protect our IP, we’re tackling some of the toughest challenges in materials science.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Mid-stage Startup (A or B)

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 12M - 12T

Website: www.alphabetenergy.com

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Alphabet Energy has received ~$2M in research funding from the U.S. Dept. of Energy, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.

Primary Sources of Funding: Venture Capital

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners