A project by ENIAC JU


In Europe, microwave ovens consume currently some 12.8 TWh of energy a year. They generate heat using the radio frequency (RF) radiation of a magnetron, a rather old-fashioned method which consumes a lot of energy with relatively poor efficiency – around 40% to 50% or less, depending on food type and product design.

HEECS is focusing on innovative technologies to reduce energy consumption of domestic microwave ovens by 25%.

Such an improvement would therefore save more than 3.2 TWh a year.