The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced last week that it had given a $3-million grant to develop a low-cost, long-duration electrical energy storage system that uses a CO2 heat pump.
Chillventa celebrates its 10th anniversary next month with its biggest ever show, passing the 1,000 exhibitor milestone for the first time.
At the 2018 International Motor Show (IAA) in Hannover, Germany (20-27 September 2018), Eberspaecher Suetrak is showcasing its CO2 mobile air conditioning (MAC) system for buses.
Casa Ley, a major food retailer in Northwest Mexico that operates 246 stores, has formed some fruitful relationships with businesses in the U.S.
Convinced that natural refrigerants will continue to play a central role in delivering its sustainability goals, Swiss retailer Migros wants the “vast majority” of its supermarkets to use natural refrigerants by 2030 – most of which will use CO2 transcritical systems.
Technology suppliers made the case for the energy saving potential of CO2 heat pumps in Southeast Asia’s hospitality sector.
The Spanish government has approved a plan for €1.5m in aid for the conversion or replacement of supermarket refrigeration systems to alternative low GWP refrigerants.
A recent paper argues that multi-ejector CO2 technology in supermarkets can lead to better performances than HFCs in terms in energy efficiency, even in warm climate locations. As a result, the “CO2 equator” could be moved south.
Convinced of their status as a market-ready alternative to HFCs, Swiss retailer Migros expects the “vast majority” of its supermarkets to use natural refrigerants by 2030 – most of which will use CO2 transcritical systems.
ASHRAE is pleased to announce registration is open for its 2019 Winter Conference, to be held in Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 12–16, at the Omni Hotel Atlanta at CNN Center and the Georgia World Congress Center. Registration for the conference provides entry to the co-sponsored AHR Expo, to be held Jan. 14–16 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Engie Refrigeration’s air-cooled Quantum chillers can now be equipped with heat recovery, making it possible to reuse up to 100% of the generated waste heat.
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute claim to have developed a viable propane heat pump using low volume heat exchangers and a special compressor.
Having designed and installed the first NH3/CO2 cascade refrigeration systems in the Phiippines, Omnico Engineering Ltd. foresees growing demand for natural refrigerant-based HVAC&R equipment there. This website spoke to Omnico Engineering Managing Director Bjarne Waldstrom about these first installations ahead of the ATMOsphere Asia conference on natural refrigerants, to be held in Singapore next month.
Brandels, a UK manufacturer of cooling products for dispensing alcoholic beverages, launched a new line of beer, cider and wine dispensers using hydrocarbon refrigeration technology.
Viking Cold Solutions, a Houston, Texas-based thermal energy storage (TES) systems manufacturer, reported in a study last week that it was able to reduce both peak energy consumption and peak demand at a California frozen food distribution center by installing one of its systems in the facility’s 93,000-sq-ft low-temperature freezer.
The board of the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) has given its approval for the trade group to work with ASHRAE on writing a safety standard for hydrocarbon systems used in commercial and industrial applications.
Global shipping company MSC Mediterranean Shipping is to lease 2,000 containers using Carrier Transicold’s NaturaLINE CO2 refrigeration system.
At the beginning of 2018, large Indonesian pharmaceutical company PT Phapros installed and commissioned two propane (R290) chillers, replacing two existing R134a units at its production facility in Semarang, Central Java.
Continuing its commitment to natural refrigerants, Swiss multinational Nestlé has joined forces with transport and logistics company XPO Logistics to open a new UK distribution centre at the East Midlands Gateway Logistics Park in Leicestershire.
Trane’s new water-cooled screw chiller extends the capacity of units operating with low GWP refrigerant R1234ze up to 2,700kW.