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  • US: EPA approves 3 hydrocarbon refrigerants for household and commercial uses

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added 3 hydrocarbons as acceptable alternatives in household refrigerators and freezers, combination refrigerator-freezers, and commercial stand-alone units through EPA’s Significant New...

    • Publication date : 2012/02/13
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • The worldwide market for refrigerated display cabinets

    Refrigerated display cabinets together with walk-in refrigerators account for about 45% of the global commercial refrigeration equipment market.

    • Publication date : 2014/05/16
  • PCM thermal energy storage for indoor environments

    During the IIR PCM 2018 conference which took place on May 21-23 in Orford, Canada, numerous applications of phase-change materials (PCMs) and slurries were presented, including in commercial refrigeration (refrigerated display cabinets), domestic...

    • Publication date : 2018/06/22
  • Latest progress in the Caribbean Cooling Initiative

    Jamaica and the Dominican Republic are working towards setting up policies and minimum energy efficiency requirements to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions from cooling. 

    • Publication date : 2021/05/31
    • Subjects: Regulation, Environment, Developing country
  • Market assessment and financial schemes for sustainable cooling in Ghana and Senegal

    In partnership with the UNEP’s “United for Efficiency”, Ghana and Senegal have implemented financing schemes to replace obsolete ACs and refrigerators, as part of the ECOWAS Refrigerators and Air Conditioners...

    • Publication date : 2021/05/17
    • Subjects: Figures, economy, Developing country
  • US Environmental Protection Agency

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing new Energy Star requirements - effective as of January 1, 2010 - for commercial refrigerators and freezers, which, on average, will be 33% more energy efficient than standard models. Under...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • US refrigeration efficiency

    Commercial refrigeration manufacturers developed a Consensus Agreement that is to be put forward to the US Department of Energy (DOE) and members of Congress in the hope that it shall be included in new energy efficiency legislation. According to...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • Review of CFC and HFC-free refrigerators worldwide

    At the beginning of December 2004, Brazil's first CFC and HFC-free refrigerator rolled off the BSH Bosh und Siemens Hausegerate GmbH production line. Following implementation for several years in Europe , then in Australia , China , India and...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/10
  • Figures: EU electricity consumption

    A report issued by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) shows that energy efficiency measures - such as labelling and minimum energy efficiency standards -together with national policies and incentives are contributing to...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Trends: air conditioning: India

    The Indian air-conditioning industry shows a healthy growth rate of 25-30% for 2005 according to data collected by the Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Manufacturer's Association (RAMA). Worth approximately EUR 1 billion, excluding the consumer...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • United States

    The US EPA has published a long-awaited proposed rule allowing the use of certain hydrocarbons in new household refrigerator and freezer equipment. Hydrocarbon refrigerants have now been used for over 10 years in countries such as Germany, the UK,...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • The benefits of linear compressors

    Three articles published recently in the IJR illustrate the strength of R&D work around linear compressors and highlight the benefits of these, especially in commercial and domestic...

    • Publication date : 2020/02/27
  • 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
  • Market assessment and updates of Rwanda’s national cooling strategy

    In Rwanda, the purchase of household refrigerators and ACs is increasing with economic growth. As part of the national cooling strategy, the country has launched a public awareness campaign on efficient cooling...

    • Publication date : 2021/03/29
    • Subjects: Environment, Developing country
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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…)
  • 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