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  • CO2 is gaining ground in North-American supermarkets

    In Canada, according to the shecco “GUIDE 2013: Natural Refrigerants - Market Growth for North America,”over 65 food-retail stores use or have made a purchase order for CO2 secondary, cascade, or transcritical refrigeration systems. CO2 is also...

    • Publication date : 2013/08/26
  • Integrated CO2-CHP system

    Brunel - a UK University - and 14 industrial partners in the commercial refrigeration sector have presented an innovative integrated energy system which has been designed to meet the needs of medium and large supermarkets and can be tailored to...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/11
  • Development and evaluation of a reversible CO2 residential air conditioning system compared to a state-of-the art R410a unit

    This paper was presented at the IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference in Glasgow (Sep. 2004). A reversible CO2 prototype RAC split unit system was designed, built and installed in two calorimetric test chambers. The unit is based on the Lorentzen Cycle...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/24
  • Briefs: ASHRAE to fund research on CO2

    For the first time, ASHRAE is to support research on CO2 (R744) in industrial refrigeration. Thanks to an USD 90 000 grant from ASHRAE, Washington State University (WSU) will conduct research on heat exchangers for sub-critical applications over a...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • Events: c-dig

    The latest c-dig (carbon dioxide interest group) meeting took place in Lyon, France, on November 3-4, 2008 and was attended by about 40 researchers, compressor manufacturers and industry stakeholders. It gave an overview of the current state of...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/24
  • World

    The new ISO 22000 standard "Food safety management systems - requirements for any organization in the food chain" was passed in September 2005. This standard will apply to food producers and manufacturers, transport and storage operators and...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Refrigeration’s contribution to CCS

    Led by IFP (France), the European research project Cocate - which brings together 8 other research and industrial partners worldwide for a budget of 4.5 million € - tackles the problems of rolling out a shared transportation infrastructure capable...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Growing interest in CO2 technology

    Scientists and refrigeration practitioners are increasingly interested in carbon dioxide (CO2) technology. The IIR's Fridoc database contains 198 references to articles mentioning CO2 in their titles and 448 containing the term CO2 in the key...

    • Publication date : 2004/04/28
  • Alternative Cooling Technologies conference, London, 1st February 2005

    This conference, which was co-sponsored by the UK Institute of Refrigeration and organised commercially by RAC magazine, was well attended with about 140 people present. It was arranged in five sessions. In the first session, speakers from UK...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • IIR 2023 conference in Ohrid: focus on CO2 heat pumps

    As demonstrated at the last IIR conference in Ohrid , heat pumps are a potential development area for the use of CO2, in particular for the thermal management of electric vehicles. 

    • Publication date : 2023/05/26
    • Subjects: Technology
  • CO2 supermarkets worldwide

    In its latest Accelerate Europe magazine, Shecco has disseminated figures illustrating the growth of CO2 in the commercial refrigeration sector.

    • Publication date : 2016/05/03
  • Adoption rates of transcritical CO2 in European supermarkets vary considerably

    Shecco, a group promoting natural refrigerants, recently published “Guide 2012: Natural Refrigerants – Market Growth for Europe”, that seems to reveal a large difference in the adoption rates of transcritical CO2 between European countries.

    • Publication date : 2012/07/09
  • Current status and future trends of natural refrigerants in North and South America

    Two papers presented at the IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference perfectly illustrate the interest in natural refrigerants and the obstacles they face in the Americas. 

    • Publication date : 2022/09/28
    • Subjects: Technology
  • A possible major step in the quest of room-temperature superconductivity

    Two researcher teams have just reported experiments indicating that a hydride of lanthanum compressed to 1.7 to 1.85 million bar has a critical temperature of 250–260 K (-23 – -13°C).

    • Publication date : 2019/01/31
  • Recent advances in hydrogen liquefaction and storage

    Several review articles present a comprehensive overview of the liquid hydrogen supply chain. IIR members Linde and Air Liquide are contributing to address the global demand for...

    • Publication date : 2023/06/28
    • Subjects: Technology