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Mmmm, now that's some fine-tasting PCM

Ben Welter - Thursday, May 07, 2015

Sunamp's chocolate fountainSunamp Ltd., a British company that makes heat storage batteries, hardly mentions phase change materials on its website, sunamp.co.uk. Which is strange, since it's no secret that PCMs power the batteries, which store heat for domestic hot water and space heating.   

And yet PCMs of a sort were the centerpiece of the company's networking event Wednesday at the All-Energy 2015 Exhibition and Conference in Glasgow. Visitors were encouraged to sample "some of the tastiest phase change materials around" — chocolate in liquid form cascading from a fountain.

Nearby, SmartestEnergy held a "Best of British" drinks reception, with regional craft beers and wine. 

Beer, wine and food-grade PCMs? Sign me up for the 2016 conference.