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  • Superconductivity for aircrafts?

    NASA recently published plans for the development of aircraft using superconductivity for a time frame around 2030. This could allow for noise reduction, improved carbon footprint and energy savings. The main advantage of HTS machines is that they...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • 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
  • "Smart" fridges

    "Smart" fridges that stay cool by talking to each other, run on renewable electricity (photovoltaics, wind turbines) and are capable of negotiating the most energy efficient way to keep food cold have been developed by researchers from CSIRO's...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • Mine cooling

    Cooling the world's deepest single-shaft mine: cooling Anglogold Mponeng gold mine in Gauteng, South Africa, is a challenge - the mine is 3.68 km deep and without cooling, temperatures can reach 60°C at the mine face. Six 3.5 MW Eco-Vim...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • 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
  • Climate control in the Gibraltar tunnel project

    A project for a tunnel linking Punta Paloma in Spain and Malabata Point in Morocco and currently in preparatory phase raises some interesting and crucial climate control issues. Governments of both nations appointed the Swiss engineer Giovanni...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • Road to COP28. How can we achieve sustainability in gas processing and liquefaction?

    In gas processing plants, focus should be set on non-flaring operation and reduction of releases caused by leaks, says Dr Heinz Bauer, IIR expert....

    • Publication date : 2023/03/28
    • Subjects: Technology, General information
  • Liquid desiccant AC system cuts ice rink energy bill

    Thanks to a liquid-desiccant air-conditioning system and the use of renewable energy sources, Pines Ice Arena in Pembroke, Florida, claims to have achieved 55% electricity savings, as well as a 35% reduction in natural gas consumption and a...

    • Publication date : 2011/08/05
  • The HVACR workforce in the United States

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were over 800,000 technician and engineer jobs related to heating and refrigeration in the US in 2021.

    • Publication date : 2023/04/17
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Low-temperature CO2 capture technologies potential

    In a review paper in the International Journal of Refrigeration, D. Berstad et al. give an overview of CO2 capture conditions for a broad range of different power cycles and industrial processes.

    • Publication date : 2014/01/27
  • Latest progress of the LNG industry in Africa

    Africa is expected to increase its share of LNG production by 2050. Emerging infrastructures and gas-specific regulations suggest that the region will become a major LNG hub. 

    • Publication date : 2021/04/28
    • Subjects: Developing country, Figures, economy
  • ICR2011 highlights: carbon capture and storage (CCS) perspectives

    During ICR2011, a complete session was devoted to carbon capture and storage (CCS). Berstad et al.(1) stressed that according to IEA, out of the targeted global annual CO2 emissions reductions – 50% by 2050 compared to 2005 levels –, CO2 CCS from...

    • Publication date : 2011/11/16
    • Subjects: Environment, General information
  • R1234yf as a working fluid in Organic Rankine Cycle systems

    A recent review article presented the use of HFO R1234yf and its mixtures in Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems, namely in applications for waste heat recovery from internal...

    • Publication date : 2021/09/07
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Storing energy thanks to cryocooled air

    A new type of energy-storage process that can operate on a large scale.

    • Publication date : 2012/11/29
  • Integration of CO2 refrigeration and trigeneration systems for energy savings in supermarkets

    An article written by I. Suamir, S.A. Tassou and D. Marriott published in the International Journal of Refrigeration reports on experimental and theoretical investigations regarding the integration of CO2 refrigeration and trigeneration systems...

    • Publication date : 2012/06/28