Refrigeration and phase change materials: energy economics?

This data-file contains our numbers and analysis into the energy economics of phase change materials: an emerging class of materials, which can store and release heat by changing from solid to liquid phases. PCMs have potential to improve efficiency by c20% in cold storage at attractive IRRs.

The file includes the economics of fitting PCMs into cold storage facilities, the typical energy consumption of cold storage facilities (industrial fridges and freezers), further illustrations of the technology and how it can lower refrigeration intensity.

Our recent research note into phase change materials is linked here.

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