Every two years, eurammon 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 2017 together with the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany and the trade journal CHLAZENÍ from the Czech Republic. Interested parties can submit their application through March 27, 2017.
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"The economic and ecological potential of natural refrigerants is enormous. With the Natural Refrigeration Award, we make young scientists more aware of the significance of natural refrigerants," explains Bernd Kaltenbrunner, Chairperson of eurammon. "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," according to Kaltenbrunner.
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 2015 and March 2017.
To participate in the Natural Refrigeration Award 2017, 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.
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