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  • US Environmental Protection Agency raises its Energy Star standards

    US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has revised its Energy Star requirements for domestic refrigerators and freezers, raising the bar for energy efficiency in these products and for the first time encouraging manufacturers to include optional...

    • Publication date : 2013/09/05
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • 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
  • 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
  • US

    A new voluntary programme to reduce hydrofluorocarbon (HFCs) emissions has been set up in the US by EPA in conjunction with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM). This initiative should help to reduce HFC emissions in the...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Briefs: Smart fridges helping to cool the planet?

    Over 3000 npower customers are taking part in first large-scale UK trial of smart grid enabled fridges. The trial will run throughout 2010 and is designed to assess the effectiveness of smart fridge technology capable of cutting power use from...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Eight ways to save energy in cold stores

    Researchers from Enviros Consulting analysed cold storage at 13 frozen food manufacturers and cold store operators in UK for the report "Improving the energy efficiency of the cold chain" released by the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF)....

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • 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
  • Brief: A stop to weight loss!

    Although spraying of refrigerated meat produce throughout transportation has been in operation for over 20 years, water loss continues to be a problem during the second phase of refrigeration in the cold chamber. However, if the entire enclosure...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Spray freeze-drying technique for the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products

    Some biopharmaceuticals such as vaccines have a short shelf life and must be handled with care. A recent literature review presents the spray freeze-drying technique as an interesting option for optimising the...

    • Publication date : 2020/12/14
    • Subjects: Technology
  • US: Refrigerated warehouses capacity in 2013

    Gross refrigerated storage capacity in the United States totalled 4.06 billion cubic feet (115 million m3) in October 2013, an increase of 2% since the previous survey was conducted two years ago.

    • Publication date : 2014/12/22
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Cryogenics 2021 highlights: applications of liquid nitrogen

    Cryopreservation of biological materials to favour biodiversity and cooling of superconducting cables to allow transmission of electrical energy with zero resistance are key applications of liquid...

    • Publication date : 2022/01/28
  • Study finds ice cream colder that it needs to be

    Recent research suggests that ice cream manufacturers could use higher temperatures in their freezers and save energy without harming product quality Writing in the Journal of Dairy Science, researchers at South Dakota State University in the...

    • Publication date : 2011/08/16
  • The global freeze-drying equipment market

    According to a new market report, the global freeze-drying equipment market was worth USD 15.9 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 30.98 billion by 2019.

    • Publication date : 2013/11/08
  • Refrigerator sales rise in 2015 in France

    Sales of refrigerators in France in 2015 increased by 4.7% and total sales reached 2.62 million units.

    • Publication date : 2016/07/08
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • US and Canada: home appliance industry sets goal to eliminate use of HFCs

    The home appliance manufacturing industry in the US and Canada has announced their goal to voluntarily phase down the use of HFC refrigerants used in household refrigerators and freezers after 2024.

    • Publication date : 2016/06/15
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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 : 2023/05/10
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Ice creams
  • 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…)
  • 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
  • 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 : 2022/06/20
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : LNG and LPG