In both technical and non-technical literature, fluorine-containing (HFC) refrigerants are increasingly referred to as ‘chemical’ or ‘synthetic’ refrigerants in contrast to the so-called ‘natural’ refrigerants. Generally ‘chemical’ is now seen by some as being ‘bad’ and is contrasted with ‘natural’, which implies ‘good’.
The Caribbean island of Grenada, the 37th country to ratify the Kigali Amendment, is to implement an air conditioning project using propane refrigerant.
Epta’s FTE transcritical CO2 refrigeration system has won the innovation award at the German Refrigeration Prize 2018.
Blackpool-based Green Cooling is now the exclusive UK & Ireland partner/distributor for a range of hydrocarbon water/glycol chillers.
Japan’s association of air conditioning and refrigeration manufacturers has added its voice to calls for the EU to remove barriers to the use of low GWP flammable refrigerants.
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.
In this transitional period, new fluids are being developed to replace the high-GWP refrigerants. That’s why the blue book, an essential tool for all users of refrigerants, has just been republished and updated.
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.