15320525_sGERMANY: Eurammon is again seeking to make awards to young scientists researching the use of natural refrigerants in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps.

The Natural Refrigeration Award, which is held every two years, seeks to honour the three best dissertations on research in the field of natural refrigerants.

With €5,000 in prize money, the Award will be presented this year by Eurammon together with the Zhongyuan University of Technology, China, and the South African trade journal The Cold Link.

“The Natural Refrigeration Award aims to underline the great significance of natural refrigerants and make young scientists more aware of just how important they are”, explaineds Monika Witt, Eurammon chairwoman. “Newly developed systems that are environmentally friendly with energy-efficient operation based on natural refrigerants offer great potential for the future. With this Award, we intend to promote research activity in this field and drive innovation actively into the future”, says Witt.

The Award addresses students, graduates and doctoral students at universities, colleges and similar educational institutions whose dissertations have been officially accepted as part of their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees. The dissertation must look at the use of natural refrigerants in refrigeration technology, including for example ammonia, carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons or water, and it must have been assessed in the period between July 2013 and March 2015.

The submission must consist of an English abstract, the completed application form and the dissertation. A jury of international experts and representatives from science, business and the media will assess the submissions and select the top three places.

Closing date for entries is March 27.

Further details can be found here.