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Magnetic refrigeration specialist win international engineering award

Cooltech, the French-based developer of magnetic refrigeration technology has added an innovation award from The Institution of Engineering and Technology to its Highly Commended at the Cooling Awards

The Institution of Engineering and Technology has announced that Cooltech Applications has won an Innovation Award in the Built Environment categoryfor its entry: ‘CT Magnetic Refrigeration - The Future’s Green Alternative.’

Cooltech beat off an overall 400 entries from 30 countries for its magnetic refrigeration/heat pump system, aimed initially at cold counter plug-in unit specifications.

Barry Brooks, IET President said: “The Cooltech Applications team should be very proud to have won an IET Innovation Award. They were selected from a highly impressive set of global innovations as one of the most forward thinking, pioneering innovations in the field.”

“These awards are part of the IET’s efforts to inspire engineering excellence, which this year has provided over £1,000,000 to celebrate excellence and research in the sector and encourage the next generation of engineers and technicians.”

Director of Research and Development at Cooltech Applications, Tim Lorkin said: “We are really pleased to have won this IET Innovation Award which recognises the value of our industrial magnetic refrigeration technology. It’s greatly appreciated to receive such recognition from an institution as renowned and established globally as the IET.  This will help raise awareness of our technology, and enable supermarkets and other major users in the refrigeration sector to move forward towards a smart, low energy and fluorocarbon- free era.”

The IET claims toi be one of the world’s largest organisations for engineers and technicians, with 160,000 members in 127 countries around the world.

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