22 May 2008

CANADIAN ONGOING AND PLANNED R&D ACTIVITIES IN HEAT PUMPING TECHNOLOGIES


In Canada targeted R&D activities in the area of heat pumping technologies have
been conducted under separate but complementary programs operated mostly by laboratories
and research centers located in government departments, universities, and power utilities,
supplemented by studies and software development produced by independent research
consultants. The ongoing R&D related effort is now focused on areas of technology that are
relevant to Canada, especially applications in refrigeration and ground source heat pump
installations. This paper presents an update of the most important ongoing and planned
Canadian R&D activities in heat pumping technologies.