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BASF Codevelops Low Energy Refrigeration Technology

3:34 AM MDT | August 27, 2009 | Alex Scott

BASF says it is collaborating with Delta Electronics (Fremont, CA) to develop a refrigeration system which has the potential to cut energy consumption by up to 50% compared with current technology. BASF’s approach is based on magnetocaloric power generation. Applications include refrigerators and air conditioning systems. The partners plan to codevelop materials and prototypes for cooling systems and power generators. Financial terms were not disclosed.   The technology is based on the principle that ferromagnetic materials heat up when introduced into...

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