A joint initiative launched in China today seeks to improve the efficiency of China’s air conditioners.
The UK refrigeration and ac industry has backed staying within the European F-gas regulations post Brexit, but repeated warnings of dire shortages of high GWP refrigerants next year.
India-based Godrej Appliances has launched a line of R290 air conditioners in the Maldives.
On 25 August, the small Caribbean island country of Grenada installed its first two air-conditioning (AC) units to use hydrocarbons. The installation of the R290-based (propane) units is part of a regional demonstration project implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
The US manufacturers’ group AHRI insists that the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord will not change the HVACR industry’s commitment to energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
The Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI) has just provided its first training workshop for entrepreneurs and technicians on refrigeration and air conditioning using natural refrigerants.
At an international workshop on R290 air-conditioning this month, the Chinese Household Electrical Appliances Association and the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP/FECO) outlined their experiences with propane to an audience from across China, the Middle East and Vietnam.
The coalition wrote to the government early this week in advance of a UK climate plan.
The must-attend conference of the year will take place on 20 February in Tokyo, right after the Supermarket Trade Show.
Efforts by the Asian giant to reduce HCFC and HFC consumption will move the global HVAC&R market, according to the European Commission.
The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol will help increase investment in natural refrigerant technologies, according to the French government.
The first round of case studies showcasing innovations for industry leaders has been selected for ATMOsphere Japan 2017.
Didier Coulomb, director-general of the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), argued at COP 22 that the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector can play a greater role in addressing climate change.
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are the fastest growing source of greenhouse gases globally, but also one of the areas where climate-friendly, energy-efficient alternatives, such as natural refrigerants, are readily available for a growing number of applications. In 2014, the EU took regulatory action to limit the use of these gases through a combination of measures. The EU F-Gas Regulation, which entered into force in 2015, is rapidly changing the face of European industry and influencing markets beyond Europe’s borders.
German compressor manufacturer Bitzer has established a subsidiary company in Iran.
The EU’s ‘Winter Package’ of climate legislation, tabled yesterday, proposes to increase energy efficiency by 30% by 2030 in an effort to cut emissions and meet Europe’s obligations laid out in the Paris Agreement.
EU F-gas regulation guidance: training and certification requirements for refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump
This Information Sheet is aimed at individuals and organisations that carry out F-Gas handling operations related to stationary refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pumps (RACHP) and refrigerated trucks and trailers (RTT). For mobile air-conditioning applications the requirements are different.
Bitzer UK has extended its programme of compressor training for system designers and installation engineers.
Two major rulings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are expected to be released in the next two to four weeks, according to Drusilla Hufford, director of the EPA’s Stratospheric Protection Division.
The R134a market in Europe is set to undergo an inevitable decline from 1st January 2017 following regulatory changes affecting fluorinated gases for automotive air conditioning taking effect on that date. In this sharply declining market, Arkema has decided to put forward to the Central Works Council today a project for the closure of the R134a fluorogas plant at its Pierre-Bénite site (France). This proposed closure would not result in any redundancies.