Innovative and improved cooling methods

The CRYOHUB project

cryohubThe CRYOHUB project develops Cryogenic Energy Storage at Refrigerated Warehouses as an Interactive Hub to Integrate Renewable Energy in Industrial Food Refrigeration and to Enhance Power Grid Sustainability

CRYOHUB is an EU H2020 project to develop and investigate the potential of large scale cryogenic energy storage at refrigerated warehouses and food factories. The innovative CRYOHUB technology is based on storing renewable energy as a cryogenic liquid. This cryogen is then boiled at very low temperatures to generate electricity for on-site use or feeding the power grid during peak demand periods, while the cooling effect of boiling the cryogen is employed to refrigerate industrial facilities.

 

The LIFE FRONT project

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The LIFE FRONT project aims to remove “barriers posed by standards” for flammable refrigerants in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) applications. It strives to improve system design to address flammability risk and encourage thereby wider uptake of climate-friendly alternatives to fluorinated gases.

The project will result in Europe’s largest leakage size and simulation database for equipment using flammable refrigerants, as well as testing of different configurations of equipment with increased refrigerant charge to determine to which extent is safe to operate with bigger amounts of flammable refrigerants. Click here to join the Standards Action Group and contribute to our activities (participation is free and public).

 

The TRISORP project

TRIPSORPProjectThe TRIPSORP project aims at achieving energy savings and reducing carbon dioxide emission by applying advanced ammonia/water absorption chillers and decentralised Trigeneration (CCHP) technology to small and medium enterprises

The UN have recently succeeded in Paris on the urgent and highly prioritised need to meet new climate goals within the coming decades, which will result in the request for a broad engagement in new approaches and technologies for sustainable energy production and more efficient use of energy, well reflected in the work programme of EU and esp. Horizon 2020. In this context, TRISORP proposes an innovative approach to cold production that fully fits with these objectives and promises a significant contribution to energy efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. It has high potential to significantly reduce primary energy consumption and process costs for clients whereby generating significant business and employment growth with focus on Europe. The innovative approach of TRISORP is based on a revolutionary new, but field proven technology for heat-driven absorption chillers in the small capacity range, which allows for cost efficient system design for medium size applications, for which no alternative to the state-of-the-art, inefficient and environmentally harmful compression chillers is available up to now. The consequent application of the “intelligent simplicity” principle has reduced investment burdens and increased the overall profitability for clients so dramatically that, for the first time, absorption refrigeration becomes applicable in mass markets. The technology allows for saving up to 73% of primary energy consumption and thus up to 73% of greenhouse gas emissions of cold production. The initial addressable market segment is relevant and the unique selling proposition of KKS promises a high market share and profitable business. Additionally, the market is expected to grow significantly.