A Research Project on Magnetic Refrigeration in Denmark

Very few laboratories are dedicated to research on magnetic refrigeration, but their number and the number of countries involved is slowly growing. The Danish Council for Strategic Research has recently donated 14 million DKK to the Risø National Laboratory, at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) - as well as Danfoss, Sintex and the DTU Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Management, for the development of a new prototype of magnetic refrigeration machine. Magnetic refrigeration applications only exist as prototypes. The project partners will aim at studying the possibility of a commercial application. Magnetic refrigeration is potentially very efficient, harmless to the environment and has low noise levels.