Highlights: IIR Statutory Meetings in June 2017

European project CryoHub presented and Air Liquide Life Science R&D Group Manager Manager presents economic issues and scientific challenges of cryogenic energy storage at the IIR Statutory Meetings in June 2017.

Highlights from the IIR Statutory Meetings in June 2017

Air Liquide shares insight and delegates vote on future IIR congress host

From June 14 to 16, the IIR held its Statutory Meetings in the south of Paris at Lycée Raspail, a technical and professional college in energy and the environment.

Held biannually, the IIR welcomes statutory body members, the complete IIR STC (Science and Technological Council), comprised of the presidents of IIR Sections A, B, C, D and E, and the presidents of all 10 IIR Commissions, as well as representatives and delegates from the numerous IIR member countries.

The meetings presented a strategic opportunity for members and delegates to converge and debate on the future plans of the IIR, as well as to exchange on the key matters at the heart of their national markets.

Air Liquide presents insight on cryogenics from an industrial standpoint

In line with its policy to support international research projects, this year the IIR invited Mr Mohammed Youbi Idrissi, Life Science R&D Group Manager and International Expert at Air Liquide (France), to present and share insight on the cryogenic energy storage from an industrial standpoint, in connection with the European funded project CryoHub (see photo).

The presentation focused on energy storage through the use of cryogenic fluids (air gases, hydrogen, LNG) and presented the environmental benefits, economic stakes and scientific challenges of such a technique.

Participants included industry, university and national representatives who offered their own points of view based on their experiences and market environment, and put forward challenging observations making for a dynamic exchange.

If you would like to receive a copy of the presentation, please contact Mohammed Youbi Idrissi at mohammed.youbi-idrissi@airliquide.com.

Sign up to the 1st CryoHub workshop exploring large scale cryogenic energy storage at refrigerated warehouses and food factories. Find out more.

Delegates vote on the host of the IIR International Congress of Refrigeration in 2023

On the last day of the meetings, a vote was held to determine the host of the IIR International Congress of Refrigeration to take place in 2023 (ICR2023). These congresses, attracting more than 1,000 participants from all fields of refrigeration, are held every 4 years. Towards the end of 2016, initial proposals to organise ICR2023 were submitted to the IIR head office from IIR member country delegates and after thorough evaluation, the IIR Management Committee accepted to consider two proposals: France and South Korea.

During the day, both candidate countries presented their proposals to the IIR member country delegates, putting forward strong arguments as to why their country should be selected to host ICR2023, after which each delegate voted.

The vote was close, but at the final count France was declared the winner and host of the IIR International Congress of Refrigeration in 2023.

Remember, the IIR International Congress of Refrigeration in 2019 (ICR2019) will take place in Montréal Canada in August. Find out more.

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