Award-winning marine air-condition cooling technology
COOL4SEA has developed an award-winning, patented refrigeration technology for use onboard ships. This technology uses the ship’s waste heat for cooling the crew’s quarters and service areas, for example.
Developed at SIMAC — Svendborg International Maritime Academy
COOL4SEA was founded in 2015 on the basis of a comprehensive study project that took place at SIMAC — Svendborg International Maritime Academy in the years 2013-2015. The project was carried out by a team of students who have won a number of prestigious awards for their pioneering innovation:
- Start Up Programme 2014
- JA Europe Enterprise Challenge 2014
- Hyundai Young Brilliant Entrepreneurs Award 2014
- Youth Entrepreneurship Award 2015
The project has been supported by research and development funding
In recent years, COOL4SEA has received funding from a number of Danish and European development funds:
- SME Instrument
- Den Danske Maritime Fond
- Energi Fyns Udviklingsfond
- Sydfyns Elforsynings Almennyttige Fond
- Miljø- og energifonden
- Fonden for Entreprenørskab
After a successful pilot phase, COOL4SEA received commitments from Horizon 2020’s SME Instrument in 2016 and the European Commission Framework Program for Research and Innovation. The grants funded a 2-year demonstration project which involved, among other things, a pilot project in collaboration with the shipping company Scandlines.
Tested in 70 different operational scenarios
The demonstration project culminated in 2018 with an intensive test run in which a full-scale demonstration model was tested in 70 different operational scenarios. This test was the conclusion of the demonstration and the project of developing the technology.