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At the beginning of March 2020, we were delighted to take part in an industrial workshop at the Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden. HAUGG Kühlerfabrik has already cooperated intensively in the past with the RWTH Aachen University and the Fraunhofer Institute and developed a new generation of latent heat accumulators, which uses the changing driving cycle of trucks in order to use the waste heat produced for heating the driver’s cabin even during idle periods.

We are excited about the upcoming development in the cooler industry and look forward to further exciting workshops!

You can read the official press release on the industry workshop here:


Great response to industry workshop on thermal energy storage: Relevance and expertise convincing

Last Tuesday, 3.3.2020, the Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden invited with great success to the first industry workshop “Thermal energy storage for efficient waste heat utilization”. With almost 100 participants, the event was fully booked and demonstrated the relevance of the topic in the current discussions on energy efficiency and sensible storage methods.

One participant summed it up aptly: “A successful event on an important topic. The mixture of industry and science was a success, both in terms of content and participants.”

In lectures by renowned speakers from research and application, thermal storage was examined from various angles. In addition to the current state of development of various technologies and storage materials, practical examples were presented, and at the same time guidelines for the identification and characterisation of existing sources and the use of waste heat were given. From sensitive to sorptive storage to latent heat storage, the range of possibilities was examined and discussed with the participants.

Specifically in the afternoon, the discussion in the hall was stimulated by impulse lectures on various application possibilities, for example on industrial furnaces or in a wood gas CHP. Falk Wittmann (GICON), who reported on his practical experience in implementing energy efficiency measures, predicted:

"Thermal storage has a golden future. If you're not technologically green in 3-5 years, you're gonna have problems."

The topic will therefore become increasingly relevant. With this in mind, the scientists at Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden continue to devote themselves intensively to thermal energy storage and will continue to offer opportunities for exchange and discussion in the future.