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  • Hydrogen highways

    Stuart Energy Systems Corporation, a Canadian company, has exported over 1100 hydrogen systems to over 100 countries. Stuart recently won a major contract with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) in the US. Stuart will supply...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Hydrogen update

    Torild Skogsholm, Norway's Minister of Transport and Communication, has announced that Norway intends to create a hydrogen highway. The NOK 30 million (roughly 3.8 million €) Hydro-led HyNor project will make it possible to drive from Oslo to...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • Briefs: Hydrogen buses

    Canada is rolling out a 1-year pilot hydrogen project across the country. Two hydrogen-fuelled buses are to come into service in Charlottetown. Each bus will run on a H2 combustion engine and will carry 12 passengers. The federal government is...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • Hydrogen technology: Cryogenic Engine

    A liquid oxygen-hydrogen pump fed engine achieved a major technical milestone in throttling capability. It is designed to demonstrate successful throttling from full power down to 10% of its thrust. This flexibility to control the flow of fuel...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • Hydrogen technology: Global Observer

    Demand for unmanned aerial vehicles is soaring and companies are racing to produce systems that fly higher for longer periods and can carry heavier payloads. AeroVironment Inc.'s Global Observer can fly at around 20 000 m for as long as a week and...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • 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
  • 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
  • Briefs: Mahindra introduces Hy-Alfa hydrogen-powered three-wheeler

    Three-wheeled vehicles are common on the streets in India. However, these vehicles are generally either human-powered or they run on gasoline, often using highly polluting two-stroke motors. Mahindra, a major vehicle manufacturer in India, has its...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • The FresH2 project is testing a hydrogen fuel cell to power the refrigeration unit of a semi-trailer

    Bosch’s French subsidiary has developed a hydrogen fuel cell to replace the diesel power supply traditionally used to power the refrigeration unit of semi-trailers. The system is currently being tested on a...

    • Publication date : 2021/10/22
  • 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
  • First liquefied hydrogen carrier launched in Japan

    In line with its commitment to pave the way for the first "Hydrogen Society", Japan intends to use this carrier to transport hydrogen from Australia, where it is produced from lignite.

    • Publication date : 2020/02/05
  • 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
  • Hydrogen liquefaction using a new magnetic cooling technique.

    A recent study proposes a technique that could be used for hydrogen liquefaction using magnetic refrigeration at low temperatures.

    • Publication date : 2021/04/15
    • Subjects: Technology
  • For IIR members only

    Magnetic refrigeration, a promising technology for the liquefaction of hydrogen

    A keynote at the recent IIR Congress highlights magnetic refrigeration as a technology with high potential for the liquefaction of hydrogen, an essential energy vector for decarbonisation. 

    • Publication date : 2023/11/28
  • A project to decarbonise the cold chain in the UK using hydrogen

    The University of Nottingham is looking to develop dual-use energy storage technology capable of supplying hydrogen to a fuel cell and generating direct cooling for refrigeration applications. 

    • Publication date : 2021/06/28
    • Subjects: Environment
  • Member news: Latest news from Air Liquide

    Air Liquid inaugurates a low-carbon hydrogen production unit and promotes the development of helium refrigeration. 

    • Publication date : 2021/02/23
  • IIR member news: Air Liquide

    Air Liquide – benefactor member of the IIR – recently inaugurated Cryocap™, a unique industrial installation that enables the capture of CO2 released during hydrogen production via a cryogenic process.

    • Publication date : 2016/06/01
  • Conferences: Prague

    CryoPrague brought together Cryogenics (one of a series of IIR conferences), ICEC 21 (International Cryogenic Engineering Conference 21) and the International Cryogenic Material Conference (ICMC 2006) for the first time in July 2006. CryoPrague...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/14
  • Conference update: Prague

    Cryogenics 2008 will cover liquid helium and hydrogen technology, superconductivity, separation of air, natural gas and other cryogenic gases, liquefaction, storage and transport and application of low temperatures and air gases in industry and...

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

    Cryogenics 2008, to be held in Prague on April 22-25, 2008, will cover liquid helium and hydrogen technology, superconductivity, separation of air, natural gas and other cryogenic gases, liquefaction, storage and transport and application of low...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • News from IIR members: Linde

    Linde is older than the IIR! 125 Years of Linde, a fine document tracing the origins and subsequent expansion of the company, includes fascinating information on Carl von Linde and his first machines, brewery technology, air liquefaction, oxygen...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Highlights: IIR Statutory Meetings in June 2017

    European project CryoHub presented and Air Liquide Life Science R&D Group Manager Manager presents economic issues and scientific challenges of cryogenic energy storage at the IIR Statutory Meetings in June 2017.

    • Publication date : 2017/07/04
  • LNG2023: Registration is open!

    Explore the programme overview and secure your spot at LNG2023. Early Bird registration ends April 7, 2023!

    • Publication date : 2023/02/17
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Editorial by Didier Coulomb

    Energy is one of the main strategic challenges of this century, both in terms of the impact of energy consumption on the environment (greenhouse effect) and above all in terms of the risk of shortages with respect to our society's needs (limited...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/14
  • IJR Editorial: Solar energy, the energy of the future for refrigeration

    Solar refrigeration should become a means of providing cleaner air conditioning and developing cold chains for food and health products where they are still deficient. We need to accompany this development while...

    • Publication date : 2021/01/21
  • Cryogenics and Low-Temperature Physics: New Horizons and Challenges

    This Focus written by Ralf Herzog*, President of the IIR’s Cryophysics, Cryoengineering commission (Commission A1) for the Newsletter of the IIR is the third in a series of presentations of the activities and hot research topics handled by the...

    • Publication date : 2012/09/21
  • Participate free of charge! IIR Conference on Compressors 2021

    Join your peers at the online 10th IIR Conference on Compressors and Refrigerants which begins on January 13, 2021.

    • Publication date : 2021/01/08
  • IIR member news: Linde

    Linde Kryotechnik cryogenic company has developed a groundbreaking refrigeration system used to cool extreme temperatures in an experiment to create fusion fuel.

    • Publication date : 2016/05/18
  • Highlights: 10th IIR Conference on Compressors and Refrigerants

    Catch up on the best moments of the IIR Conference on Compressors 2021, which took place online on January 13, 2021: A key meeting place for specialists in compressor technology!

    • Publication date : 2021/01/25
    • Subjects: Technology
  • 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
  • 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