Newsletter 3 - December


Editorial by Project Coordinator

We're half-way through XERIC's journey: we have just concluded the third semester of activities of a very challenging scientific and technological adventure related to electric vehicles. XERIC has taken up the challenge of extending the range of electric vehicles by developing a novel climate control system. The climate control system adds an original desiccant cycle to a traditional vapour compression cycle. (...)

XERIC is keen on promoting synergy by clustering with other EC-funded projects: (...) the first joint public event took place in November 2016 in Bologna, Italy. One hundred participants from all over Europe got together (...) and grew their network. (...)
And Save The Date: a new get-together is already in sight: April 2017, Monaco.

Nino Gaeta - GVS spa - XERIC's Coordinator

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Get to know the XERIC researchers - INTERVIEWS

Bernardo CERRAI

Frigomar Srl, Italy

Bernardo is into R&D for new high efficiency air conditioners and special systems for cooling applications: he's a lab and technical office person! 

"What is exciting in XERIC is to design, develop and operate a new refrigeration cycle that has been studied from a theoretical point of view and that is completely different from the ones available today [on the market]."
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Dr. Federica BOERO


Federica Boero has a PhD in materials science. Her thesis dealt with "The study of kesterites as materials for photovoltaic devices". At TICASS, Federica is doing something else entirely. She is in charge of the laboratory tests for XERIC and says she is supported by a very nice team of experts!
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Discover XERIC partners’ expertise


Frigomar Srl is a company designing and manufacturing heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems for marine/industrial applications. Frigomar manufactures chillers, fan coils, self-contained units, custom-made fridges and freezers and cold rooms suitable for yachts and working boats as well as specific industrial applications (offshore cold water systems). Over the past five years, the company has been developing new products representing a great innovation in the marine market, such as the very first introduction of R410A refrigerant fluid for an improved energy efficiency.
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SAVE THE DATE: New Progress in air conditioning systems for EVs

Sessions devoted to "New progress in air conditioning systems for electric vehicles" are getting organised by the XERIC, JOSPEL and OPTEMUS European-funded projects. They should be part of the EVER Conference to be held in April 2017 (11th to 13th) in Monaco.

Keep a keen eye on your email inbox: you will receive more information in January 2017.


100 participants at Improving Energy Efficiency in EVs event

One hundred participants from all over Europe got together to learn what the European Commission is doing for electric mobility, get a unique insight into the latest research and development on energy management in electric vehicles and establish new contacts for collaborations thanks to bilateral meetings.
View the speakers' presentations.

View pictures of the event.