The Swedish Energy Agency supports absorption technology from ClimateWell

Environment-friendly technology for cooling and heating for the world market within a number of segments has been granted business development loans from the Swedish Energy Authority of SEK 25 million.

ClimateWell AB develops and will supply thermal heat pump components for the manufacturers of products for heating and cooling purposes. A cooperation agreement within the funded project has been entered into with three of the world's foremost companies in the field.

"The energy and environment relevance is good in this project and there is considerable potential for commercial success. The company's patented absorption technique has significant news value with patents granted on all important markets," says Viveca Johansson, business developer at the Swedish Energy Agency.

The global market for heating and cooling solutions is substantial and expanding.

The products that incorporate ClimateWell technology will be used for:

  • vehicle cooling in lorries, referred to as parking cooling, which is used when the driver is resting in the cab
  • applications in systems with solar energy and storage for use in housing, hotels and hospitals in countries that require both cooling and heating
  • energy storage for hot water heaters and heat exchangers, such as gas-operated heat pumps.

ClimateWell AB, which is led by Managing Director Per Olofsson with over 15 years' experience of international operations and business development, has in the past demonstrated that it has the capacity to develop new operations and to develop, produce and sell new products on an international market. ClimateWell's Board of Directors has members with long experience of leading positions within the Swedish export industry.

The component platform is based on ClimateWell AB's patented absorption technique, which is protected with patents granted on all important markets.

The technology:

The technology is based on a further development of the absorption process, the basis of which is where two vessels are connected together in a vacuum-tight system. One of the vessels is referred to as a reactor and is filled with a brine solution. The other vessel is called a condenser/evaporator, and is at the start of the process empty. Use of the technology is characterised by two phases: charging and discharging.

The difference between ClimateWell's technology compared with traditional absorption techniques is its use of all three states, liquid, vapour and solid, instead of the conventional techniques that use two, i.e. liquid and gas, in the chemical processes for charging and discharging. By allowing the liquid to crystallise into a solid state, the process becomes more robust and allows energy to be stored effectively, efficiently and with a high energy density.