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  • A Research Project on Magnetic Refrigeration in Denmark

    Very few laboratories are dedicated to research on magnetic refrigeration, but their number and the number of countries involved is slowly growing. The Danish Council for Strategic Research has recently donated 14 million DKK to the Risø National...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/23
  • Tax on HFCs in France and Denmark

    An amendment postpones the entry into force of the tax on HFCs to January 1st, 2023. In Denmark, this tax will increase.

    • Publication date : 2020/10/22
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • Status of HFC taxes in Europe

    Four countries (Denmark, Norway, Slovenia and Spain) have now implemented an HFC tax and 3 other countries (France, Poland and Sweden) are considering implementation of such a tax.

    • Publication date : 2014/05/22
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • GL2012 highlights: Experience from the Danish F-Gas regulation

    In 2001 and 2002, Denmark introduced a national regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases): F-gases were banned for certain purposes and a tax of DKK 100 (around 13 €) per tonne of CO2 equivalents was imposed on the importation of...

    • Publication date : 2013/02/01
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • Trends

    - World: China and Denmark are the world's major reefer container manufacturers, and the refrigerating equipment used in China is generally US technology produced under licence in China . In 2002, over 80% of all reefer containers produced...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • Brief: Danfoss A/S and Turbocor Inc.

    Denmark-based Danfoss A/S and Canada-based Turbocor Inc. recently announced the setting up of a 50/50 joint-venture to be named Danfoss Turbocor Compressors Inc. This agreement will enable this joint-venture company to provide the market with...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/10
  • Refrigerant news: tax on HFC

    In Denmark, the tax on HFC refrigerants was increased recently. This tax, which is directly proportional to the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of the refrigerant, now represents 20 € per kg of refrigerant for a GWP of 1000. As an example, for...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • New decisions on environmental issues

    Environmental issues will certainly continue to be the main driver of evolution in the refrigeration sector in the coming decades. Newsletter No. 37 mentioned new orientations decided during the latest United Nations conferences on the ozone layer...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • Markets: frozen food: Europe

    The top 4 European countries in terms of consumption per capita of quick-frozen foods, excluding poultry, are Sweden (46.9 kg), Ireland, (46.6 kg), the UK (45.5 kg) and Denmark (45.2 kg). According to the Swiss research institute Food for Thought...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • Fresh altitude

    Occupants of airliner cabins will be breathing fresher air soon thanks to research being carried out in the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Experiments were carried out in a simulated section of aircraft constructed in a climate chamber...

    • Publication date : 2006/02/09
  • Phasing out of HCFC

    According to the article 5 of Regulation EC N° 2037/ 2000 concerning substances that deplete the ozone layer, the use of HCFC (R22) is forbidden as from 2015. Some Member States, such as Austria and Denmark, are pushing to advance the deadline to...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/03
  • Saving lives using solar refrigerators

    The SolarChill project is providing an environmentally friendly means of refrigerating vaccines and certain drugs. The aim is to replace the 100 000 kerosene refrigerators in use today: these refrigerators emit unpleasant fumes, can catch fire and...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Brief: Industrial Refrigeration Consensus

    During the Industrial RefrigerationConsensus hosted by Danfoss, held in December 2004 in Sønderborg , Denmark , the main following points were reached through workshop discussions with focus on the industrial refrigeration issues (thus the points...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • Trends and Figures: Cold storage capacity per capita, a global glimpse

    IARW published a list showing their member countries' public refrigerated capacity in 2006 and we thought it might be interesting to calculate the refrigerated-warehouse capacity per capita by country. The list is topped by The Netherlands (551...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • Refrigerants Naturally

    During the conference Refrigerants Naturally held by UNEP and Greenpeace on June 22, 2004 in Brussels, Belgium, three companies reported on their global environmental actions and presented their objectives in this field: - Coca-Cola (Jeff...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/10
  • In Memoriam: Joe Paul

    Prof. Joachim (Joe) Paul, Delegate of Denmark since 2003 and President of the IIR’s Executive Committee and Management Committee since 2007, died on August 28, 2012.

    • Publication date : 2012/10/23
  • International events: GL2008

    The 8th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Working Fluids (GL2008) was held in Copenhagen on September 7-10, 2008. The event attracted 397 participants from 32 countries. The initial conferences in the series tended to attract participants...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • New IIR members

    The IIR welcomes the following new members: Corporate members BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany Prodal, Ciudad la Habana, Cuba Private members Mr Titus Bartholomeus, The Netherlands Mrs Susana Ferreira de Pablo, Spain Mr Stephen Gill,...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • News from IIR members: Danfoss

    A pleasant indoor climate and no energy costs. This is what it feels like to live in the Zero+ house - the first home in Denmark that produces more power than is actually consumed. The house supplies its own heating and electricity and generates...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Conference update: Copenhagen

    Don't miss the 8th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Working Fluids (GL2008), the event in this field, to be held on September 7-10, 2008 in Copenhagen, Denmark. With over 150 abstracts received, this will be a milestone event. Find out...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • Conference update: Copenhagen

    Don't miss the 8th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Working Fluids (GL2008), the event in this field, to be held on September 7-10, 2008 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Key dates: abstract submissions by February 15, 2008; paper submittal: May...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • Conference update: Copenhagen

    Don't miss the 8th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Working Fluids (GL2008), the event in this field, to be held on September 7-10, 2008 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Key dates: abstract submissions by February 15, 2008; paper submittal: May...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • Conference update: Copenhagen

    Don't miss the 8th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Working Fluids (GL2008), the event in this field, to be held on September 7-10, 2008 in Copenhagen, Denmark. With over 150 papers, this will be a milestone event. For more information...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Briefs: Obituary

    Dr P. Ole Fanger, Senior Professor at the International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy at the Technical University of Denmark, died on September 18, 2006, at the age of 72. He was considered as the world's leading expert on the effect of...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • New IIR members

    The IIR welcomes the following new members: Corporate members JBT FoodTech AB, Helsingborg, Sweden Playcube SARL, Paris, France Air Products & Chemicals Inc, Allentown PA, USA Private members Mr Michael Aarup, Denmark Dr Maria...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • New IIR members

    The IIR welcomes the following new members: - Corporate members Frigrite Refrigeration Pty, Cheltenham, Australia Grenco Refrigeration Ltd, West Malling, UK Grundfos Management, Bjerringbro, Denmark IIAR, Arlington, USA Sofrigam, Nanterre,...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • New IIR members

    The IIR welcomes the following new members : Corporate members Frigor Service Réunion, Saint Pierre, Ile de la Réunion Veolia Environnement, Limay, France Private members Mr Jean-Pierre Bernard, France Mr Leonilton Tomaz Cleto,...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • News from IIR members: Nestlé

    Nestlé's confectionery production facility in Halifax, UK, has implemented an award-winning innovative ammonia heat pump plant to power its operations, cutting costs at the site by over 240 000 € per year. The system, formed by a collaborative...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • IIR committee meetings

    The Management Committee (MC) of the IIR met in Paris on November 29, 2005. On November 28, two other meetings took place: the Publications Sub-Committee (PSC) meeting and the meeting of the representatives of the Science and Technology Council to...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • ICR2007 in Beijing

    The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) holds Congresses every 4 years. They have two objectives: - a scientific objective: apart from the numerous IIR and IIR-co-sponsored conferences (about 50 over a 4-year period), which are focused...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20