Current research projects

Image Solar Cooling
Image Performance tests of refrigerant compressors
Image Calibration leak for the water bath leak test
Image Investigation of materials
Image Cryogenic liquid piston pumps for cold liquefied gases like LIN, LOX, LHe, LH2, LNG, LAr
Image High temperature heat pump
Image Lifetime prediction of hermetic compressor systems
Image Industry 4.0 membrane heat and mass exchanger (i-MWÜ4.0)
Image Behavior of multiphase cryogenic fluids
Image Innovative Manufacturing Technologies for Cryosorption Systems
Image Intelligent innovative power supply for superconducting coils
Image Investigation of coolants
Image Service offer for Leak Detection and Tightness Test
Image Low temperature – test facilities
Image In-situ investigation concerning the swelling behaviour of polymer materials under elevated pressures and temperatures
Image Energy efficiency consulting - cogeneration systems

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Cool Up

The Cool Up programme is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMUV) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.


Dr. Mathias Safarik


Upscaling Sustainable Cooling

Since 2020, ILK Dresden has been part of the Cool Up project. The programme, supports Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkiye in the uptake of sustainable cooling technologies and the use of natural refrigerants. Through this accelerated technological shift, Cool Up aims to reduce cooling demand and enable the early implementation of the Paris Agreement and the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, thus stimulating both the global climate and ozone agendas in the MENA region. With our technical expertise from research and practical experience at ILK Dresden, we support, among other things, the identification of viable technical solutions and the planning of demonstration projects on-site.

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In the last years, Cool Up hosted multiple thematic group meetings with stakeholders and helped to implement National Cooling Action Plans.

The cool up team was present at several events like for example the last COP28. To learn more about natural refrigerants or the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, check out Cool Up’s Knowledge Sharing Sessions on our YouTube channel.

Discover the world of Cool Up by exploring the interactive Cool Up map. Click through the map to learn more about the Cool Up programme and to explore the world of sustainable cooling and natural refrigerants.

In the Knowledge Base you can will find uptodate news and puplications from the consortium.

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Further Projects - Research and Development


Swirl-free on the move...

...with a contra-rotating fan


Hybrid- Fluid for CO2-Sublimation Cycle

Cryogenic cooling by CO2 sublimation


Optimizing HVAC operation with machine learning

Intelligent control of HVAC systems – high comfort with low energy demand


Industry 4.0 membrane heat and mass exchanger (i-MWÜ4.0)

Linking the entire life cycle of a multi-functional air handling unit


Innovative small helium liquefier

Liquefaction rates from 10 to 15 l/h