Refrigeration Award 2020: Applications open

eurammon e. V. presents an award for the three best academic theses in the field of natural refrigerants and their areas of application. As a joint initiative between companies, institutions and individuals campaigning for the increased use of natural refrigerants, eurammon uses this emerging talent award to promote young academics – from graduates with bachelor's and master's degrees to Ph.D. students – who further develop the topic of natural refrigerants at the scientific level. The Natural Refrigeration Award includes € 5,000 in prize money and will be awarded in 2020 together with the IAR International Academy of Refrigeration, Representative office in Kazakhstan and the trade magazine cci dialog GmbH. Interested parties can submit their application through March 27, 2020.

The economic and ecological potential of natural refrigerants is enormous. With the Natural Refrigeration Award, eurammon makes young scientists more aware of the significance of natural refrigerants. The award is intended to promote research in the area of natural refrigerants and to actively advance the development of innovative, environmentally friendly and energy-efficient systems.

Graduates and students, including those working toward a Ph.D., at colleges, universities, technical colleges and similar institutions of higher learning, whose academic work has been acknowledged as a bachelor's, master's, doctoral or comparable thesis may apply. The subject of the thesis must concern refrigeration technology with natural refrigerants – such as ammonia, carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons or water – and it must have been evaluated between May 2018 and March 2020.

To participate in the Natural Refrigeration Award 2020, applicants must submit an abstract in English, a complete application form and their thesis. A jury composed of international experts in science, business and the media will select the three best theses.