Magnetics attracts €2.12m EU funding
EUROPE: Research into producing a domestic refrigerator based on magnetic cooling technology has been backed by €2.12m of funding from the European Commission.
ELICiT, the Environmentally Low Impact Cooling Technology project, is being co-ordinated by Whirlpool Europe to help 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. The project aims to enhance the collaboration between SMEs, global appliance manufacturers, universities and research centres.