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  • Melodys: a 16-tonne electric truck for urban foodstuff delivery.

    Melodys is claimed to be the largest electric delivery truck. It can run on diesel fuel or electricity.

    • Publication date : 2011/12/02
  • Obstacles to energy efficient HVAC&R solutions in the food retail sector

    A new research paper from the SuperSmart project presents figures related to commercial refrigeration and the results of a survey aimed at identifying obstacles to the adoption of energy-efficient HVAC&R solutions in the food retail sector.

    • Publication date : 2018/04/19
  • High-temperature Superconductivity

    Groundbreaking findings on high-temperature superconductivity. A superconductor is a material that can conduct electricity with virtually no resistance. The phenomenon was discovered by Kamerlingh Onnes in 1911 and takes place in certain metals...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • Briefs: Funding for solar cooling pioneers

    Faced with climbing fossil fuel prices, refrigerated warehouse companies around the globe are starting to look seriously at renewable energy sources, particularly solar energy. In the United States, companies such as ShopRite Supermarket, Costco...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Key Figures: French air heat pump market in 2014

     Importance of the heat pump sector in France in 2014:- Turnover: 2.4 billion euros- 24,000 jobs (manufacturing, distribution, installation and maintenance)- 20 industrial sites in FranceFrench air heat pump market in...

    • Publication date : 2015/04/02
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • ARI Publishes the Statistical Profile of the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Industry

    On October 7, 2004, the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) published the 2004 edition of the Statistical Profile of the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Industry. This publication provides statistical data, from...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/19
  • Bradbury in split condition

    Australian Winter Olympic gold medallist speed skater Steven Bradbury is trying his hand at HVAC. Retired from the sporting arena as the first Australian to take home gold in the Winter Olympics, he set up ASG AIR 18 months ago with two friends to...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/24
  • Updated ASHRAE Ventilation standard 62 published

    ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, contains key changes from the 2001 standard. The standard specifies minimum ventilation rates and indoor air quality requirements for commercial and institutional buildings....

    • Publication date : 2005/02/03
  • Trends and markets: AC market

    - According to a recent BSRIA press release, the air-conditioning market contracted by 11% compared to 2008, reaching USD 63.2 million in 2009. It is expected to see a slow recovery in 2010 with an expected growth rate of around 5%. In terms of...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Briefs: Purdue University

    Purdue University will create a USD 23.5 million Center for High Performance Buildings to design systems for future structures that are more environmentally and user friendly, energy efficient, and safe. The project is funded by the US Commerce...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Ultra-low temperature systems ready for COVID-19 vaccine storage

    Mirai Intex, corporate member of the IIR, is positioning its ultra-low-temperature (ULT) systems to serve as the refrigeration technology for the storage of COVID-19 vaccines and the freeze-drying of the...

    • Publication date : 2020/11/26
  • PCMs and ice slurries: Broccoli preservation with ice slurry

    Preserving the quality of extremely perishable vegetables such as broccoli is dependent on rapid and thorough cooling immediately after harvest and maintaining at a low temperature during storage or processing. The lower the storage temperature...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • Briefs: solar air-conditioning prototype

    As part of the European programme Solera, CEA LITEN researchers recently set up a 4.5-kW solar air-conditioning prototype in the facilities of the INES (French National Institute of Solar Energy) in Chambéry in the French Alps, where the system...

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09
  • Brief: Transit warehouse dedicated to pharmaceutical products

    DHL Danzas Air & Ocean has created one of the first air transit warehouses under customs with controlled temperature solely dedicated to pharmaceutical products. This 1000 m2 warehouse is intended for pharmaceutical and derived products with...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/10
  • Waste heat recovery to eliminate the novel coronavirus in HVAC systems

    A recent study proposes a technique for eliminating SARS-CoV-2 from cleanroom HVAC systems using the recovered heat of exhaust air. The modified system could be easily implemented in...

    • Publication date : 2020/09/04