The IIR at the heart of magnetic refrigeration
Magnetic refrigeration technology proves more alluring than ever: conferences, workshops and research projects continue to make waves.
The IIR has always been at the forefront of cutting-edge energy efficient, and ozone and climate friendly refrigeration solutions, through conferences and a working group. More recently IIR magnetic refrigeration activities include research projects and workshops.
Thermag VI conference: highlights and more
In 2014, Thermag VI (see photo) took on new challenges and proposed an enhanced scope which included materials and applications covering all temperature ranges, ensuring new applications such as gas liquefaction systems, as well as thermally driven magnetic heat engines could equally be addressed.
From 7 to 10 September 2014 the Magnetic Refrigeration Community reunited in Victoria, Canada, for Thermag VI, organized by the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic) at the University of Victoria. As always, the event created a major networking opportunity for stakeholders from industry and research, providing opportunities for researchers to present updates on recent results.
Featured papers underlining challenges and small scale technologies
Want to know more? Download all papers featured at Thermag VI from FRIDOC, including:
- Progress in magnetic refrigeration and future challenges, Engelbrecht K., Pryds N.
- Small scale electrocaloric cooling device with an active heat regenerator, Plaznik U. et al.
Remember to login or register first! Downloads are free for IIR members as part of their download quota.
Thermag VII in Turin
The next International Conference on Magnetic Refrigeration at Room Temperature (Thermag VII) will be held from 11 to 14 September 2016 in Turin, Italy.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The ELICiT Project Workshop: synergies, collaborations and new contacts
During Thermag VI, a workshop on the EU research project ELICiT was held, where questions on issues concerning future commercialization and standardization generated lively discussion.
The main objective of the ELICiT Project is to consider the magnetic cooling solution in its entirety, and to optimize the complete magnetic cooling solution as an integrated appliance.
ELICiT at ICR2015
A second interactive workshop will take place at the 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration — ICR2015. Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to explore and analyze the objectives and progress of this EU funded project, and to interact with the wider magnetic refrigeration community.
Discover the program for the ELICiT Workshop at ICR2015.
- The 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration in Yokohama (ICR2015)
Don't miss this opportunity to connect with stakeholders from science, government and industry worldwide. Find out more.
More magnetic refrigeration with MagFreeG
In 2014, IIR member, Cooltech Applications, received a €1.7m grant for research project MagFreeG from the EU through CIP Eco-innovation program.
This project aims to commercialize Magnetic Refrigeration Systems (MRS) within EU countries, making it the first industrialized gas free magnetic cooling system offering a green alternative to gas compressors for commercial refrigeration.
More on MagFreeG
IIR Working Group on Magnetic Refrigeration
The main objectives of this IIR working group are to add new results to currently applied design knowledge and to help improve this new technology by mutual exchange of know-how. A third objective is to promote positive developments of magnetic cooling systems.
Likewise, the working group will be collaborating with ELICiT Project (see above) partners during the standardization phase of the project.
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