Leading refrigerant manufacturer Chemours has acquired ICOR International, a privately-owned US supplier of branded refrigerants.
A “natural” refrigerants support group has launched a petition calling for a faster revision of codes and standards to allow for greater use of low-GWP refrigerants in commercial refrigeration.
On 16 March, the council of ministers of the Italian government on the initiative of the Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and the Minister of Environment Gian Luca Galletti, approved a much-awaited preliminary measure to implement the EU F-Gas regulation in Italy (No. 517/2014).
The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) is seeking nominations for its quadrennial scientific prizes, which includes the €8,000 Gustav Lorentzen Medal.
Introduced on 30 November 2016 by the European Commission, the ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ package is a set of legislative measures to support the clean energy transition in the European Union. Accelerate Europe explains in the latest issue how this will affect market for natural refrigerant based equipment.
Midea’s new All Easy Series residential split system air conditioner using propane refrigerant has been awarded a Blue Angel certificate for its environmentally friendly features.
A new online survey is seeking to gauge the future for flammable hydrocarbon refrigerants and the barriers to their uptake in the EU.
The Institute of Refrigeration is proud to announce that it will be hosting the 1st IIR International Conference on the Application of HFO Refrigerants.
Small companies are showing leadership in moving the Japanese market to wider adoption of hydrocarbons, as evidenced at this year’s HOTERES 2018 tradeshow held in Tokyo, Japan from 20-23 February.
Viessmann’s ESyCool Green propane-based heat pump refrigeration system has been awarded the government-backed German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment.
In a sign of growing interest in hydrocarbon plug-in systems in Japan, distributors acknowledged growing awareness of natural refrigerants among end users at this year’s Supermarket Tradeshow, held in Tokyo on 14-16 February.
Emerson debuted its first line of propane Copeland M-Line condensing units, including Copeland reciprocating hermetic compressors last month at the AHR Expo in Chicago.
Embraco’s new FMFT413U Bivoltage hermetic R290 compressor – showcased last month at the AHR Expo in Chicago – is actually multi-voltage, accommodating the voltage of any country in the world.
Analysis conducted by technology company Emerson, in conjunction with HVACR research institute ILK Dresden has shown that European retailers could save hundreds of millions by making the right choice of refrigeration system as they transition away from HFCs to sustainable alternatives.
The International Institute of Refrigeration is now calling for abstracts of papers to be presented at the International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR) in Montreal in August 2019.
A new fire safety guide published by the French government has increased the maximum recommended charge limit on hydrocarbons in shops and shopping centres to 1.5 kg per circuit.
The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which will phase down HFC consumption in developed countries by 85% by 2036 (compared to a 2011-2013 baseline period), will enter into force on 1 January 2019.
With the phase-out of HCFCs (hydrochlorofluorocarbons) under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer progressing, the introduction of alternatives with not only zero ozone depleting potential (ODP) but also low global warming potential (GWP) and improved energy efficiency is becoming an issue of increasing importance, especially in developing countries.
Daikin has officially announced the launch of its first chillers using the low GWP HFO refrigerant R1234ze(E).
The implications of the European F-gas regulations and phase down will be discussed in a new forum set up for public sector employees in London and the South East.