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  • Berry efficient chilling

    The storage and transport of berries has come a long way since they were transported by an iced horse cart in 1843. Today, growers in the Pajaro Valley from the Berry Bowl label are breaking in a brand new USD 2 million state-of-the-art flash...

    • Publication date : 2005/09/30
  • Differentiated chilling for meat

    A new intelligent-pad-chilling method for meat carcasses developed by DMRI Consult for the Danish Meat Research Institute, is claimed to be able to reduce meat weight loss by 90% and reduce energy costs by approximately 50%. Each carcass is...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • Briefs: Superchilling keeps fish fresh longer

    Scientists at the Norwegian Institute of Technology SINTEF have found that the superchilling of fish or meat between -1 to -3°C combines the extended life of freezing while retaining the fresh taste that chilling provides; it also reduces storage...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • Supercooling and superchilling to increase the shelf life and reduce food waste

    Superchilling and supercooling have enormous potential to enable safe, high quality and long term storage of foods without the consumer perceived detrimental effects of freezing.

    • Publication date : 2016/01/22
  • Passive cooling by combining evaporation, radiation and insulation

    ICER, a new passive cooling technique, can extend food shelf life by 40% in humid climates and 200% in dry climates with low water-refilling frequences. 

    • Publication date : 2022/10/27
  • Automobile technology: what’s new?

    Delphi Corporation has developed a reversible CO 2 car air-conditioning system using air-coolant heat-pump technology. Delphi says that the system allows better integration into the vehicle and a higher performance-to-cost ratio than other...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • H2 update: Linde

    Linde recently opened the world's first hydrogen filling station for fuel cell passenger ships in Hamburg. The Zemship filling station provides fill-ups of hydrogen gas for this "zero emissions ship". The first passenger ship for 100 people to be...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/25
  • 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
  • Brief: Tetrapack

    Tetrapak has launched a low-temperature ice-cream innovation based on a unique cold-kneading freezing process that creates fine-structured ice cream of improved quality and paves the way to production of new and healthier products. The Hoyer...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • F-gas Regulation: a questionnaire to evaluate the needs

    The Directorate General for Environment of the European Commission has launched a project to develop brochures and leaflets for operators and trade associations of the relevant sectors covered by the Regulation (EC) No. 842/2006 on certain...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/26
  • Briefs: Fill ’er up with hydrogen!

    The Linde Group, a corporate member of the IIR, recently inaugurated its Hydrogen Centre in Loohhof, near Munich. The 3-million € centre brings the hydrogen highway system a step closer to an economic reality and will serve as a filling station...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • Cryogenic applications: cryogenic system to recover volatile organic compounds

    In 2007, in France alone 12 000 tonnes of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were released from service stations, i.e. 1% of all such emissions in France. VOCs from service stations are detrimental to health and the environment and increasingly...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Alternatives to replace R404A for refrigerated transport

    With about 5 million refrigerated vehicles operating worldwide, there is active research and development focusing on identifying alternatives to R404A, which is traditionally used in truck and trailer...

    • Publication date : 2020/09/04
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • Liquid hydrogen as a transportation fuel

    With ever-rising petrol prices and global warming issues, alternative fuels for transportation are high up on the priority list. Hydrogen is already used for this purpose in fuel cell vehicles, but liquid-hydrogen-automobile technology is...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • A refrigerator running on sun and water.

    A student of MIT in Boston has developed The Evaptainers, an electricity-free and mobile fridge, using evaporative cooling technology.

    • Publication date : 2015/07/09
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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