Ambitious young scientists are invited by eurammon to enter their final theses or dissertations on research in the field of natural refrigerants for the Natural Refrigeration Award 2015. The approximately $5,715 (€5,000) prize, which is awarded every two years, will be presented this year by eurammon together with the Zhongyuan University of Technology, China, and the South African trade journal The Cold Link. Interested candidates should submit applications by March 27.

According to Monika Witt, eurammon chairwoman, the award is intended to promote research in the field of environmentally friendly, energy-efficient natural refrigerants. It is intended for students, graduates and doctoral students at universities, colleges and similar educational institutions whose dissertations have been officially accepted as part of their bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees. The dissertation address the use of natural refrigerants in refrigeration technology, including for example ammonia, carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons or water, and it must have been assessed between July 2013 and March 2015.

Submissions must consist of an English abstract, the completed application form and the dissertation. A jury of international experts and representatives from science, business and the media will assess the submissions and select the top three places. For more information, visit