The award, presented by Germany's Minister for the Environment, Barbara Hendricks, was for its combined heat, power and cooling system for the pharmaceutical business Takeda in Singen. The SPIE system will save Takeda €1.1 million (~£854,000) net by using waste heat to power an absorption cooling system in the summer, and heating for the winter.
SPIE's senior project manager, Thomas Knorr said:
“For 30 years, we at SPIE, have been planning, implementing and operating energy efficiency boosting measures with success guarantees for our customers. The German Cooling Prize reaffirms our efforts in this area and motivates us to continue innovating.”