High efficiency electronic cooking systems (HEECS)
Research Project , 2011 – 2014

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.


Christian Fager (contact)

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics


Bergh Hybrid Circuits

Heerenberg, Netherlands

ComHeat Microwave AB

Uppsala, Sweden

Delft University of Technology

Delft, Netherlands

NXP Semiconductors Netherlands

Eindhoven, Netherlands


Essex, United Kingdom

University of Padua

Padova, Italy

Warsaw University of Technology

Warszawa, Poland

Whirlpool Europe

Comerio, Italy

Whirlpool Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: EC/H2020/270716
Funding Chalmers participation during 2011–2014

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