The IIR supports innovative European research projects on refrigeration
At the forefront of EU research projects focused on refrigeration
In line with its international activities, the IIR is currently involved in two European research projects both focused on very distinct areas of refrigeration technologies.
Projects to promote knowledge
Similar to the previous projects that the IIR has been involved in such as FRISBEE, Cool-Save and ELICiT, the IIR has agreed to take part in disseminating the outcomes of these research works to its publications, conferences and workshops.
As with all European projects that the IIR has been involved in, these initiatives reunite public research facilities and companies.
CryoHub: Energy storage through air liquefaction
Funded under "Horizon 2020", this three and a half year project began in April 2016 and will terminate in September 2019.
In view of the increasing usage of renewable energies such as solar and wind technologies, which operate intermittently, it is important to be able to store the surplus energy produced during specific times of the day, and inversely to restore it when an insufficient quantity is produced.
Although several systems have already been explored, they have not completely resolved this issue.
The CryoHub project is set to investigate and develop new technologies of large-scale cryogenic energy storage through air liquefaction. Similarly, the project aims to explore the application of the stored energy for both cooling and energy generation to meet the cooling and heating requirements.
More information on CryoHub
SuperSmart: Reducing energy consumption in the food retail sector
SuperSmart, a 3-year project to terminate in January 2019, aims at reducing the energy consumption in supermarkets (mainly in terms of heating and cooling), which accounts for almost 4% of the entire power consumption in Europe.
Funded under "Horizon 2020", the project will explore how energy consumption could be reduced with better practices through education and information, as well as by using energy resources in a different manner.
More information on SuperSmart
Monday, March 6, 2017 in Düsseldorf (Germany)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in Frankfurt (Germany)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Ohrid (FYROM, Macedonia)
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Do you require a dissemination partner for your refrigeration research project?
Contact Ina Colombo (IIR Deputy Director General) at email@example.com.
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