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  • Assessing the effects of CO2 cryocapture

    According to Physicists at the University of Oregon, refrigerating coal plant emissions would reduce CO2 emissions by 90%, and reduce levels of other dangerous chemicals such as SO2 and Mercury, but would raise electricity costs by about 25%.

    • Publication date : 2013/01/11
  • Benefits of thermal energy storage

    The use of thermal storage, coupled to a refrigeration unit, allows the user to reduce the cooling capacity of installed units, to lower operating costs and electric bills, to increase plant reliability and to provide an effective solution for...

    • Publication date : 2013/03/29
  • Immersion cooling: a high-performance plant-based fluid

    A U.S. food company has created an immersion cooling fluid for data centres made from 90% vegetable oil.

    • Publication date : 2022/11/28
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Markets and figures: Australia

    According to EcoLibrium, no less than 29 million air-conditioning and refrigeration devices are used in Australia, which represents 1.33 devices per inhabitant and 45@000 GWh of electricity, i.e. 22% of national consumption; 40 Mt CO2e are...

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09
  • Energy savings: Case study on a cool way to cut energy consumption in the UK food industry

    A collaborative research and development project led by a mechanical engineering team from Brunel University, UK, found that supermarkets and food processing plants could cut their energy costs by over 30% and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • IIR Rankine Conference 2020: Which alternative working fluids for ORC systems?

    HFOs (hydrofluoroolefins), HCFOs (hydrochlorofluoroolefins) and hydrocarbons were the main alternatives to HFC245fa presented during the IIR Rankine Conference 2020.

    • Publication date : 2020/09/04
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • Ice storage

    The Paris Palais des Congrès, a vast building comprising a Congress centre, a hotel and a shopping mall is equipped with an ice storage system allowing it to optimize its power-bill management in winter, but also to shave summer peaks and to...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • The district cooling network of Paris will be extended by 158 km within 20 years

    Paris’ district cooling network currently covers over 86 kilometres and will be extended to 250 kilometres by 2042. It will increase the city's contribution to the carbon neutrality objective by...

    • Publication date : 2022/01/28
  • Briefs: double-effect trigeneration for energy savings in French space centre

    The Centre Spatial de Toulouse, which is part of the French Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales is now equipped with a large-scale trigeneration plant. The Centre comprises 60 buildings and employs 2500 employees and until 2002 also had a huge...

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09
  • Briefs: Dehumidification and cooling system cuts energy consumption by 43% in meat processing plant

    Cooling and dehumidification costs in a meat plant in Germany have been reduced by a system using hot and cold water from other processes. According to DuCool, TönniesFleisch plant in Rheda-Wiedenbrück is saving annually 165 000 € in electricity...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
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    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
  • UK

    Changing roles from exporter to importer, the UK is expected to be a net gas importer by 2006 and by 2020, 80% of the UK's gas will be imported. In line with these predictions, Britain has signed a Treaty with Norway to import gas from Scandinavia...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Briefs: Impact of shade trees on electricity use

    A recent study conducted on 460 single-family homes in Sacramento, California, shows that shade trees on the west and south sides of a house can reduce the summer electricity bill by about USD 2500 a year. Of course, the fact that shade can reduce...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • Briefs: District cooling in Saudi Arabia

    MODON signed an agreement with National Tri-Generational CHP Company (NTCC) to provide the Jeddah 2nd Industrial City with a district cooling service system. The system will provide the industrial city about 352 MW of district cooling services and...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Green hydrogen production project in Namibia

    In partnership with a French-German consortium, the Namibian government plans to develop a green hydrogen production facility. Although some of the funding may be secured as early as...

    • Publication date : 2022/01/18
    • Subjects: Developing country
  • 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
  • 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 : 2023/06/09
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freezing of foodstuffs
  • 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)
  • 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