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Solid State Energy Efficient Cooling

Objective

We propose to develop a high efficiency heat pump and an air conditioner based on a magnetic refrigeration cycle. Both devices will operate at room temperature. The core materials research will centre around the identification, synthesis, modeling and production of low cost, environmentally friendly magnetic refrigerant materials that operate in low magnetic fields and the synthesis and production of inexpensive permanent magnets – the two key materials components of a magnetic cooling engine. By involvement of an SME, a medium scale materials manufacturer and a major systems end-user, we will ensure industrially-guided feedback on materials design and performance. Furthermore, we will have the opportunity to integrate and assess our materials with the systems components (heat exchangers, motors and pumps) required to produce a heat pump and an air conditioner by completion of the project.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-SMALL-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 520 309,40
Administrative Contact
Brooke Alasya (Ms.)

Participants (7)

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER FESTKOERPER- UND WERKSTOFFFORSCHUNG DRESDEN E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 20
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Birgit Benz (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 310 735
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Brice Kerber (Mr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RICERCA METROLOGICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 233 000
Address
Strada Delle Cacce 91
10135 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paolo Antonio Mastroeni (Dr.)
CLIVET SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 141 600
Address
Via Camp Lonc 25 Frazione Villapai Era
32032 Feltre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bruno Bello (Mr.)
VACUUMSCHMELZE GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 145 500
Address
Gruner Weg 37
63450 Hanau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Both (Mr.)
CAMFRIDGE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 228 399
Address
St. John's Innovation Centre Cowley Road
CB4 0WS Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Neil Wilson (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 35 990,60
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dawn Edwards (Ms.)