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EFFSYS 2 is a four year program for applied R&D in Refrigeration and Heat Pump Technology. It was formally started July 1, 2006, and will run up to June 30, 2010. The first call for proposals, had a deadline at September 8, 2006.

The overall budget is 70 million SEK (about 9 million US$), of which Industrial Partners are to contribute 60% and Swedish Energy Agency 40%.

The program is a continuation of previous programs: “Alternative Refrigerants”, “Klimat21” and “EffSys”. In total these programs have been running since the start in 1994 until 2004.

After an interruption during 2005, the new program, EFFSYS 2 was started, formally July 1st 2006. Generally the experiences of the previous programs have been very positive.

The aim of EFFSYS 2 is to contribute to further strengthen the Swedish R&D community and industry in Refrigeration and Heat Pump Technology. A purpose is to maintain and if possible strengthen the position, nationally as well as internationally.

The purpose is to develop more effective systems for refrigeration and heat pumps, reducing the use of electricity and other forms of energy as well as reducing the peak electricity demand

The focus is on systems, including the building and the energy supply system in general. This does not exclude projects on components, provided that they are important for the system performance.

The vision of the program is to position “heat pumping technologies” as an integral part of an efficient and sustainable energy system of the future.

Projects should have practical applications as well as being useful for academic advancements for doctoral students as well as for senior researchers.