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Environmentally Low Impact Cooling Technology

Objective

This proposal outlines a range of activities that will help efficient gas-free magnetic cooling move from being a laboratory scale technology to being a high-volume marketable product. This project specifically focuses on the application of magnetic cooling technology to the domestic refrigeration market. This is a technology being developed by SMEs but which will eventually be used by global appliance manufacturers. This proposal aims to enhance the collaboration between SMEs (such as Camfridge, PSUtec, Re-gent and IIR), global appliance manufacturers (such as Whirlpool) and draw on the expertise found in Universities and Research Centres (Politecnico di Milano and S.C.I.R.E.)
Magnetic refrigeration uses solid refrigerants and so is gas free; in Europe this will remove iso-butane with a GWP of 3.3 but which is flammable; outside Europe it will remove HFCs with a GWP of 1000 or more. Magnetic cooling is intended to be a cost effective solution for enabling the A+++ appliance; and when combined with the latest insulation it will enable the A++++ appliance, not yet defined in the EU standard.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage
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Coordinator

WHIRLPOOL R&D SRL WRD
Address
Via Aldo Moro Snc
21024 Cassinetta Biandronno Va
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 503 700
Administrative Contact
Raffaele Paganini (Dr.)

Participants (8)

PSUTEC SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 56 480
Address
Le Trou 2
4190 Ferrieres
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jacques Bertrand (Mr.)
CAMFRIDGE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 420 826
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.)
INSTITUT INTERNATIONAL DU FROID
France
EU contribution
€ 208 400
Address
Boulevard Malesherbes 177
75017 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Didier Coulomb (Mr.)
Re/gent B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 191 920
Address
Lagedijk 22
5705BZ Helmond
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martien Janssen (Mr.)
TCS MICROPUMPS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 189 950
Address
Faversham Road Highfield Highfield
ME13 0SF Faversham Kent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard Weatherley (Mr.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 297 220
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laura Catellani (Dr.)
S.C.I.R.E. CONSORZIO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 107 000
Address
Centro Direzionale Isola C4 Sn Facolta Di Ingegneria Dell Universita Di Napoli Parthenope
80143 Napoli
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paola Pasqualino (Dr.)
CEMAFROID SNC
France
EU contribution
€ 144 340
Address
Avenue Des Pres 5
94266 Fresnes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Michineau (Mr.)