Mid Term First Review Meeting of the Green Kitchen Project at SUPSI

On 11th June 2012 the Mid-term Review Meeting of the Green Kitchen Project was celebrated in the Department of Innovative Technologies (DTI) at SUPSI (Manno, Switzerland). During the morning session, after an introduction of the REA Representative, the Coordinator and each Work Package Leader have presented a detailed report about the present status of each activity. Afterwards, the Researchers presented themselves and the work developed during the project.  Furthermore, during some internal sessions, the REA Project Officers have met the Seconded and Recruited Researchers in order to evaluate the progress of their activities and the impact that the participation in this project may have in their future career development. Finally, an open discussion with all participants about management, financial, administrative and technical issues were carried out before the Mid-Term Review Meeting Closure.

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Final Conference of the GREENKITCHEN Project: A roadmap for the future of home appliances

Under the theme “A roadmap for the future of home appliances”, the final conference of the GREENKITCHEN project was held on June 17th at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI). And we would like to express our sincere thanks to all the participants. The overall objective of the event was to disseminate the outcomes of the project and share the knowledge developed throughout the years of its duration, as well as to give participants an opportunity to compare experiences and exchange ideas with colleagues from all project partners. Technical Program Overview: Refrigeration and Cooking Technologies. Appliances Control and Smart Energy Management. Greywater and Waste Heat: Recovery and Reuse. Domotics. Conference Abstracts: list of abstracts Further information: maurizio.barbato@suspi.ch Watch the gallery:

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Simulation Turns Up the Heat And Energy Efficiency at Whirlpool Corporation

Researchers at Whirlpool Corporation are using simulation to test innovative and sustainable technologies for new oven designs. » IEEEspectrum June 2014 WHIRLPOOL (*.PDF)

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Presentation of Green Kitchen Project activities in the Mateday 2012 Conference at “Politecnico di Milano”.

On 24th October, activities of the Green Kitchen project have been exposed in the Mateday Conference at “Politecnico di Milano”, where the mathematical modeling is brought together with the business reality. MateDay 2012 is an event dedicated to students and recent graduates of the program in Mathematical Engineering to provide them the opportunity to effectively meet the “real world” of Companies and the job market and available roles after graduation. In this context, it results easier to find how the knowledge and capacities that they are acquiring during the university can be applied in the production world, with examples so different as the Risk Management in the Bank sector (Intesa Sanpaolo), the Resource logistic in the Emergency Medical (Service A.A.T. 118 Milano) or the Energy Efficiency in a home appliance company (Whirlpool Corporation). More information about the event can be found in http://www.mate.polimi.it/mateday2012/.

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Dissemination of the Green Kitchen Project activities by means of a poster presentation in the Marie Curie People 2012 Conference in the University of Cyprus.

On 4th–6th November , Researchers from the Green Kitchen project have exposed activities of the project by the presentation of a poster in the Marie Curie People 2012 Conference in the University of Cyprus. In the poster, called “Energy Management Solutions to improve the Home Appliances Efficiency”, the activities regarding to the second task of the Work Package 5 (T5.2: Innovative heat transfer models for cooking in ovens) have been briefly exposed. The People Conference has been dedicated to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions in Horizon 2020, their regional and international impact and the issues and challenges related. A major objective of the event has been to emphasize the importance of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and their potential: Embracing Science, Research and People, assess their impact and input in the fulfillment of the Europe 2020 strategy while underlining the Euro-Mediterranean collaboration and mobility, the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship and addressing new policies and ideas crucial to the improvement of the quality within Marie Curie actions. The Conference has also been an opportunity to enhance Science and its results, exchange ideas, build partnerships, … Continue reading

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Green Kitchen Project’s Researchers participate in the International CAE Conference 2012.

On 22nd–23th October Researchers from the Green Kitchen project have participated in the International CAE Conference, celebrated in Verona province (Lake Garda area). In the field of numerical analysis, the International CAE Conference is the most important event in Italy and one of the leading conferences in Europe. It features two congress days and some Users’ Meetings of the main technologies developed by the most important worldwide CAE players, such as ANSYS, Flowmaster, MAGMA, Forge, modeFRONTIER and many others. Numerical analysis technologies are more and more present in the industrial world. They are absolutely essential to the product and process innovation at each level and in every industrial sector. Significant user testimonials will present the state-of-the-art of CAE in diverse industries and will prove how such technologies help increase the product efficiency and ROI (i.e. Return On Investment). This annual appointment is an efficient platform for designers, analysts, IT managers, engineers, professors, researchers, associations and students involved or interested in virtual simulation tools. An accompanying exhibition has run parallel to the Conference Program. The exhibition has offered a networking platform, … Continue reading

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Researchers from Green Kitchen project attend courses related with the solution of Multi-physics Problems by Finite Elements Methods.

Researchers from the Green Kitchen Project have attended courses related with the use of finite elements methods for modeling the thermo-fluid-dynamic processes that are present in common engineering problems. The formation includes the definition of the geometry to be studied, the characterization of the properties of the materials, the meshing steps and its possibilities, the description of the physics equations, boundary conditions and source terms that are involved in the process, the solving method, including the convergence criteria, and then the post-processing of the obtained results.  

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Informal Networking Meeting at Politecnico di Milano.

              An informal meeting was held on July 19th, 2012 at Politecnico di Milano, with the presence of researchers from all project partners (Politecnico di Milano, SUPSI, Wroclaw University of Technology and Whirlpool Europe S.r.l.). The following scopes were covered during the meeting: -The improvement of the relationship between different members of the project and create networking. -The discussion and the share of experiences with different parts of the project. -Providing a forum for feedback to participants on how the research is progressing. -Allowing the group to create synergy. This event has constituted an excellent opportunity to improve the Transfer of Knowledge between the components of the Green Kitchen team, as it has allowed them to share experiences, improve relationships and establish common points of interest.  

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Whirlpool’s Researchers Recruitment Completed

 

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Researchers from the Green Kitchen Project attended ESOF-2012 conferences in Dublin.

On 11th–15th July 2012, the Euro Science Open Forum (ESOF) has been celebrated in Dublin. Researchers from the Green Kitchen project have attended this forum, where some of the most influential people from the world of science, society and policy were assembled. This global gathering of Nobel laureates, leading researchers, policy makers, business leaders and international media has provided a platform for debate, for influencing policy and strengthening the links between science and society. A video library of some of the conferences is available at: http://esof2012.org/livestream/.

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Participation of Researchers involved in the Green Kitchen Project in the Marie Curie Actions Conference 2012 in Dublin.

On 10th-11th July 2012, the Marie Curie Actions conference was celebrated on the Convection Center of Dublin. Some of the researchers involved in the Green Kitchen project attended this instructive and interactive convention. Thanks to this meeting, and the active role played by the participants, it has been gained knowledge about what represents belonging to the Marie Curie Actions Community, the added value of researchers in European Economy, the future perspectives provided by the future Marie Curie Actions under Horizon 2020. Furthermore, this has represented an excellent opportunity to extend the scientific and personal networking with other participants

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