DTU Energy at the technical University of Denmark has recently finished the characterisation of its state-of-the-art magnetocaloric heat pump as part of RES4BUILD. The system is built around the change in temperature experienced by the solid magnetocaloric refrigerant when the applied magnetic field changes. The magnetocaloric material, La(Fe,Si,Mn)13H, was provided by Vacuumschmeltze in Germany and the permanent magnet assembly was supplied by Bakker Magnetics in the Netherlands. Magnetocaloric heating has the advantage that there is no gaseous refrigerant and the technology has the potential to be more efficient than current vapor compression systems.
For more information on how the work done under Work Package 2 fits in with the rest of the project, please see: https://res4build.eu/about/work-packages/