The leading technology supplier ebm-papst has again been successful at the Baden-Württemberg Environmental Technology Prize. The AxiTop diffuser made of epylen, a wood-plastic composite, was nominated in the category "Energy Efficiency."
The jury presided over by Prof Dr Dieter Spath (Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering and Head of the Institute for Human Factors and Technology Management at the University of Stuttgart) chose the winners in four categories from amongst 118 entries. This year's prize was presented by Franz Untersteller, the regional Minister of the Environment, on July 11, 2013, at the Stuttgart "Wagenhallen".
The distinction was accepted by Dr Bruno Lindl, Managing Director Research and Development ebm-papst Group: "We were particularly delighted to receive this distinction, as the product was developed on the basis of our GreenTech philosophy, which aims to manufacture products designed for maximum energy efficiency whilst at the same time preserving resources."
The diffuser helps to significantly reduce noise and enhance efficiency in applications such as heat exchangers. Lower sound levels are particularly important for fans used for example in residential areas, where noise is a critical factor. Energy savings of up to 27% are possible with a simultaneous reduction in operating noise of 7.2 dB(A). No design modifications are required even on retrofitting. Thanks to the use of epylen, a wood-plastic composite developed by ebm-papst, the company was able to add the ecological finishing touch to the already excellent quality of the diffuser.
The Baden-Württemberg Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector has been awarding the Environmental Technology Prize every two years since 2009 in recognition of outstanding and innovative products in the field of environmental engineering. To qualify, products must make particularly efficient use of resources and help to preserve the environment. They must either be coming up for market launch or not have been on the market for longer than two years. ebm-papst have already won prizes twice before.