Water-cooled condensers that use evaporative heat rejection significantly reduce energy consumption compared to similarly sized systems utilizing either air-cooled or adiabatic heat rejection, according to an analysis by Steve Kline, Product Applications Manage for Baltimore Aircoil Company (BAC).
The U.S. General Service Administration (GSA), a government agency that supports other federal agencies, has shortlisted a CO2 (R744)-based heat pump from Likido as one of nine “next-generation” building technologies.
EcoChill’s on-farm CO2 cooling and water heating system for dairy farms could realize significant savings, presented Matthew Darby during ATMO APAC.
A study of two air-to-water reversible CO2 (R744) heat pumps with ejectors at a Swiss shopping center led to improved system performance at a subsequent installation, according to an article by Jonas Schönenberger, Head of Research and Development at Swiss engineering consultancy Frigo-Consulting.
Campaigners have called on European authorities to act on undercover investigation into illegal European sales of HFC published last year – citing a lack of action by national bodies.
Kaltra handed over a low-GWP chiller from its most innovative, ErP 2021 compliant Lightstream Screw II lineup to the client in the UK.
As the race to decarbonize gains momentum and interest in electric heat pumps builds, natural refrigerants, such as CO2 (R744), ammonia/NH3 (R717) and propane (R290), are key to long-term success and sustainability, according to clean energy expert Andy Baker, Owner and Project Manager at Seattle, Washington-based YourCleanEnergy.
A CO2 air conditioning system from German manufacturer Liebherr has been successfully tested in a passenger train in Austria.
The North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC) has created a resource to help retailers navigate regulation changes implemented by the AIM Act to phase down HFCs.
Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have joined efforts to find a way to reduce the environmental impact of producing ammonia.
Transport refrigeration company Ecooltec Grosskopf has developed a new generation of electrically-driven transport refrigeration unit using CO2 and the hydrocarbon refrigerant R1270 (propene).
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to add a number of new lower GWP refrigerants to its SNAP list of acceptable substances for refrigeration and air conditioning applications.
By transitioning its lineup of commercial refrigerators and freezers to propane (R290), Georgia (U.S.)-based manufacturer Hoshizaki America has reduced the energy consumption of its equipment by an average of 11%, according to a recent presentation from the company’s Director of Engineering, David Sellers.
In a study coordinated by energy-efficiency-as-a-service (EeaaS) company Budderfly, two Subway restaurants in Connecticut (U.S.) realized average energy savings of 50% by installing U.S. manufacturer Refrigerated Solutions Group (RSG)’s new propane (R290) Capsule Pak ECO refrigeration system for indoor walk-in coolers and freezers.
North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council releases refrigerant transition hub to help retailers shift from high global warming refrigerants
The North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC), a 501©(3) environmental nonprofit working to advance climate-friendly natural refrigerants in supermarkets, recently announced it published a free refrigerant transition hub to help retailers navigate regulation changes implemented by the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act.
Dutch supermarket chain Boon’s Markt, part of the Boon Food Group, has fitted its newest store in the village of Wolphaartsdijk with propane (R290)-based refrigeration display cases from Lithuanian manufacturer Freor.
“Awareness is very important” for the wider adoption of ammonia/NH3 (R717)-based industrial refrigeration in Australia, said Stefan Jensen, Managing Director at Scantec Refrigeration Technologies, an Australian industrial refrigeration system provider.
A new Daikin refrigerant announced last year as a more efficient alternative to R1234yf in electric vehicles has been designated as R474A by ASHRAE and given an A2L classification.
German compressor manufacturer BOCK is expanding its transcritical CO2 (R744) compressor portfolio with two efficiency-improving technologies: a new Line Start Permanent Magnet (LSPM) motor technology series, and the DCR22 CO2 compressor output controller.
Leading manufacturers of CO2 (R744) refrigeration systems see robust growth in the adoption of transcritical CO2 refrigeration systems for commercial and industrial applications in North America.