High efficiency electronic cooking systems (HEECS)

Microwave ovens are now based on bulky magnetrons that have reached their limits of performance and energy efficiency while occupying a relatively large space. Furthermore, there are currently no energy labels used in the market for these appliances. While current standards provide a helpful comparative test protocol, they do not allow for a full spectrum of efficiency measurements, representative of realistic use scenarios. The ENIAC JU project HEECS is addressing the operational specifications of electronic cooking systems to improve their efficiency and define a complete set of European standards.

Participants

Christian Fager (contact)

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Collaborations

Bergh Hybrid Circuits

Heerenberg, Netherlands

ComHeat Microwave AB

Uppsala, Sweden

Delft University of Technology

Delft, Netherlands

NXP Semiconductors Netherlands

Eindhoven, Netherlands

Plextek

Essex, United Kingdom

Politechnika Warszawska

Warszawa, Poland

University of Padua

Padova, Italy

Whirlpool Europe

Comerio, Italy

Whirlpool Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

Funding

European Commission (FP7)

Funding Chalmers participation during 2011–2014

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

More information

Project Web Page

http://www.heecs.eu/project

Created

2015-05-13