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  • Automobile air conditioning

    Toyota has developed a super lightweight external variable displacement compressor for automobile air conditioning, which helps conserve energy and resources and reduces CO 2 emissions. Conventionally, fixed displacement compressors were installed...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Automobile technology: what’s new?

    Delphi Corporation has developed a reversible CO 2 car air-conditioning system using air-coolant heat-pump technology. Delphi says that the system allows better integration into the vehicle and a higher performance-to-cost ratio than other...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Recent developments in automobile air conditioning

    Valeo has developed an environmentally-friendly air-conditioning system which meets future EU regulations. The Valeo R-744 system, based on CO2, represents a significant technological breakthrough due to the significantly higher pressure...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/19
  • Briefs: Automobile air conditioning in China

    Germany-based Behr GmbH & Co., Shanghai Automotive Co. Ltd. in China and Sanden Corporation in Japan have set up a joint venture (called Shanghai Sanden Behr) to develop, manufacture and market refrigerant compressors for cars and trucks....

    • Publication date : 2004/04/28
  • US: EPA proposes new alternative automobile AC refrigerants

    EPA is proposing to list two refrigerants, HFC-152a and CO2, as acceptable alternatives for motor vehicle air-conditioning systems, provided that the automotive industry complies with the necessary conditions to deploy them in a safe manner. These...

    • Publication date : 2007/01/24
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    Automotive air conditioning: which refrigerant for electric cars?

    Different alternatives exist today to replace R134a in automotive air conditioning systems. Update on possible solutions for electric cars. 

    • Publication date : 2022/09/28
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • CO2-based car air conditioning more efficient?

    The prototype of a car operating with a CO2-based air conditioning system is claimed to be operating more efficiently than current models running with R134a.

    • Publication date : 2016/04/14
  • Micro-trigeneration trends and perspectives

    Micro-trigeneration systems are emerging in various applications like residential buildings, hotels, hospitals, university campuses, automobiles, etc.

    • Publication date : 2015/07/03
  • Daimler decides not to switch to R1234yf

    After having examined real-life scenarios conducted using R1234yf, Daimler, the manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz cars, has announced its intention to stick to R134a instead of implementing R1234yf in its automobile air-conditioning systems.

    • Publication date : 2012/11/20
  • The FresH2 project is testing a hydrogen fuel cell to power the refrigeration unit of a semi-trailer

    Bosch’s French subsidiary has developed a hydrogen fuel cell to replace the diesel power supply traditionally used to power the refrigeration unit of semi-trailers. The system is currently being tested on a...

    • Publication date : 2021/10/22
  • Brief: a refreshing drive

    Following an article published by Le Journal de l'Automobile, there is an opening for growth in the French mobile air-conditioning market. The rate of equipping new vehicles with air-conditioning was 73% three years ago and is close to 80% today....

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • US

    The Energy Policy Act of 2005, which was passed as law on August 8, 2005 provides incentives for more efficient technologies, and notably "innovative technologies" that avoid greenhouse gases emissions. Research and development for...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • 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
  • Trends and Figures: European food industry

    The average quantity of foodstuffs consumed each year by a typical European is 530 kg, 350 kg of which is either refrigerated or quick-frozen. Therefore, 172 million tonnes of foodstuffs are transported annually under controlled-temperature...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Brief: C-dig meets in the US

    C-dig, the carbon dioxide interest group, met in the US (at the University of Illinois) in October 2004. Over 50 engineers (end users, manufacturers, contractors and academics) attended. The c-dig group brings together persons interested in the...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • New IIR Informatory Note on automotive air conditioning

    The latest IIR Informatory Note presents recent technological trends in automotive air conditioning, in particular for electric cars, and outlines the challenges in terms of energy efficiency and CO2...

    • Publication date : 2022/10/27
  • News from IIR members: Linde

    Linde is older than the IIR! 125 Years of Linde, a fine document tracing the origins and subsequent expansion of the company, includes fascinating information on Carl von Linde and his first machines, brewery technology, air liquefaction, oxygen...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • The IIR at the refrigeration forefront of EU projects

    Generally involved in the dissemination process, the IIR makes use of its network, activities and services to promote worldwide the research outcomes of the EU projects.

    • Publication date : 2015/03/03
  • Hydrocarbon refrigerants

    Hydrocarbons such as R290 (propane), R600a (isobutane) or R1270 (propene/propylene) are low GWP non-toxic natural refrigerants with excellent thermodynamic properties. They offer an...

    • Last update : 2022/06/22
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Containment, refrigerant charge reduction