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  • Personalized environment thanks to IoT sensors.

    The building management system (BMS) adjusts lighting, heating, and air-conditioning in real-time, thanks to IoT sensors.

    • Publication date : 2017/02/22
  • Japan: Ice cream that doesn’t melt

    In Japan, serendipity led to the creation of a type of ice cream that does not melt

    • Publication date : 2018/01/09
  • Commercial refrigeration equipment market in the US

    According to a new Freedonia market study, demand for commercial refrigeration equipment in the US is expected to increase 3.1% per year through 2018 to USD 10.7 billion.

    • Publication date : 2014/05/20
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Refrigerant news: DEFRA

    In its "HFC consumption and emissions forecasting" September 2010 update of the 2008 report, the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) recently shows that while UK HFC emissions are actually higher than had...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Markets: LNG market

    According to Andy Flower, an energy consultant, the global LNG market would maintain an average 12% annual growth until 2012 but should see a shortfall of about 120 million tonnes by 2020. Global LNG trade fell last year for the first time since...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • China

    China 's first self-made LNG carrier is being constructed in Shanghai after almost 8 years of research, training of building specialists and planning. An LNG ship is worth between USD 170 million and 200 million. The vessel which is due for...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Packaging innovations

    Plant-based food packaging Biodegradable packaging looks set to be the way of the future. A sharp rise in demand for natural products and healthier food added to the stability of maize prices versus those of petroleum-based polymers have...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Trends

    - The worldwide market for air conditioning was estimated by BSRIA as being 34 billion USD in 2001 and was forecast to reach 39 billion USD in 2004. The Freedonia Group predicts a rise to 56 billion USD by 2008. Fastest growth will occur in the...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • 2005 AHR Expo Innovation award winners

    The winners of the third annual AHR (Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration) Expo Innovation awards will be honoured during a ceremony during the 2005 AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida, on February 8, 2005. The product entries were judged for...

    • Publication date : 2004/12/22
  • World AC and compressor trends

    In its recent report, JARN estimates that the HVAC&R market in 2006 was about 66 billion USD and about half of sales were air conditioners and related products. - Regarding the AC market, China, the US, Japan and major European countries make...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • Mobile Air Conditioning: R&D is intensifying

    The Mobile Air-Conditioning sector (MAC) is currently in the news. On January 31, 2006, the European Parliament and the Council reached agreement on a Directive (to be transposed at national level) "relating to emissions from air-conditioning...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Impact of climate change on energy demand across New York City

    In a recent study, a team of researchers established a projection of the building cooling electric demand at the end of the century, at the scale of New York City.

    • Publication date : 2018/11/22
    • Subjects: General information, Figures, economy
  • Global Data Center Cooling Solutions Market: 2016-2020

    The global data center cooling solutions market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 12 % from 2016 to 2020, according to a market research report from Technavio.

    • Publication date : 2016/04/13
  • Ice cream global trade data

    Various market analysts predict an upward trend in the global ice cream market, particularly in Asia-Pacific and several emerging economies. Europe led global exports of ice cream in...

    • Publication date : 2022/06/07
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • New nature-mimicking freeze-casting technique

    US DOE L. Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a nature-mimicking bidirectional freeze-casting technique that enables them to design and create strong, tough, porous and lightweight materials with applications in the medical sector

    • Publication date : 2016/08/23
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Ice cream manufacturing, environmental impact and market data

    From a physico-chemical point of view, ice cream is a complex, frozen multiphase mixture. The manufacturing process includes several stages of freezing which are described in this...

    • Last update : 2023/06/30
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Ice creams
  • Additive manufacturing of regenerators for caloric cooling

    In many areas of engineering, additive manufacturing allows the production of complex and multifunctional products that could not be manufactured using traditional methods. In the...

    • Last update : 2022/09/16
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Caloric cooling (magnetocaloric, electrocaloric, elastocaloric and barocaloric cooling)
  • Liquefied Natural Gas: production process and cold energy recovery

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been cooled to about -160 °C and turned into a liquid to facilitate transportation and storage. A typical LNG supply chain...

    • Last update : 2023/06/23
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : LNG and LPG
  • 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 : French, English
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Containment, refrigerant charge reduction
  • Cold storage conditions for fruits and vegetables

    Practical recommendations for the cold storage of over 200 cultivars of fruits, vegetables and herbs (storage temperatures, relative humidity, storage time, controlled atmosphere...

    • Last update : 2023/01/16
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Fruit, Vegetables
  • Cryogenics in the pharmaceutical industry: drug design and bioavailability improvement

    Research activities in the pharmaceutical sector focus primarily on developing novel drug formulations which can elicit the desired response upon being administered to the patient...

    • Last update : 2023/03/10
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freeze-drying in biology and medicine, Cryobiology, cryomedicine: general information
  • Cryogenic nitrogen in the food and beverage industry

    The adoption of cryogenic processes in the food and beverage industry is predominantly driven by liquid nitrogen (LIN), and it is the preferred candidate for food chilling and...

    • Last update : 2023/11/07
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freezing of foodstuffs
  • Environmental impact of the ice cream industry

    This summary document describes the environmental impact of ice cream manufacturing, which is mainly due to the energy consumption and refrigerants used.

    • Last update : 2022/11/17
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : General information on environment (climate change, ozone depletion…)
  • Nanorefrigerants

    Nanorefrigerants are created by adding nanoparticles in suspension to a base refrigerant. They have a thermal conductivity that is 15% to 104% higher than that of the corresponding...

    • Last update : 2022/06/17
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Nanofluids
  • Additive manufacturing of heat exchangers

    In the refrigeration industry, additive manufacturing (colloquially referred to as “3D printing”) makes it possible to fabricate novel, complex and potentially more energy efficient...

    • Last update : 2022/09/07
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Evaporators, condensers and other heat exchangers