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Water-based chiller wins EC award

Efficient Energy MD Jürgen Süß with the trophy (right) and DG Climate director Gilles Gantelet

AUSTRIA: A chiller which uses water as a refrigerant has won a major European Commission environmental business award.

The eChiller is developed, manufactured and distributed by Efficient Energy GmbH from Feldkirchen near Munich. Efficient Energy was one of seven companies from six different countries to win the 2018-2019 European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE).

The eChiller uses pure tap water as a refrigerant instead of F-gases and is said to be ideal for cooling industrial processes, data centres and server rooms, control cabinets and buildings. The eChillers’ cooling capacities range from 20 to 45kW depending on model, and the individual units can be scaled modularly to up to 300kW.

The EBAE Prize is an initiative of the Environment Directorate-General of the European Commission. The presentation were made at the splendid Viennese Palais Niederösterreich last week.

Proud to receive the award, Efficient Energy MD Dr-Ing Jürgen Süß, said: “The environmental idea is firmly anchored in our company, but the economic aspect also plays an important role, and this award by the European Commission confirms once again the eChiller’s market potential and our competitiveness.”

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