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  • Grimsby Ice Factory on Europe's "most at risk" list

    The Grimsby Ice Factory in England has been marked as one of the seven most threatened heritage sites in Europe for 2018.

    • Publication date : 2018/04/19
  • 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
  • Trends

    - World: China and Denmark are the world's major reefer container manufacturers, and the refrigerating equipment used in China is generally US technology produced under licence in China . In 2002, over 80% of all reefer containers produced...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • Briefs: Snow fleas and transplant organs

    Researchers have discovered that a potent antifreeze protein (AFP) that protects snow fleas from freezing may allow longer storage of transplant organs. The protein has been isolated and inhibits ice growth, potentially making it possible to store...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • Green cooling solutions for the Olympics

    VANOC, the Vancouver Organizing Committee (, claims that these Olympics are the greenest ever and there are whole lists of environmentally friendlier features in the venues. And...

    • Publication date : 2010/02/19
  • Briefs: AC on board ships

    Oasis of the Seas, the world¡¯s largest cruise liner, recently left Florida on its first public voyage. It can carry over 6000 passengers and 2300 staff. The Oasis of the Seas was built in Finland at a cost of GBP 800 million, making it the most...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Making ammonia systems safer

    Andy Pearson’s keynote presentation at the 2013 IIR Ammonia Refrigeration Technology conference concludes that safety hazards related to ammonia could be mitigated through the correct design of systems, based on real health and safety issues.

    • Publication date : 2013/10/01
  • ICR2011 highlights: possibilities for micro-scale natural gas liquefaction

    Due to increasing energy demand, interest in micro-scale natural gas liquefaction plants for the exploitation of stranded wells is growing. At ICR2011, a team from Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy, presented a paper describing and...

    • Publication date : 2012/01/26
  • 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
  • New nature-mimicking freeze-casting technique

    US DOE L. Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a nature-mimicking bidirectional freeze-casting technique that enables them to design and create strong, tough, porous and lightweight materials with applications in the medical sector

    • Publication date : 2016/08/23
    • Subjects: Technology
  • District cooling expands in China

    District cooling was only adopted recently in China, but is developing fast: many sites have been constructed in Beijing, Guangdong, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Changzhou and Changshan. - Guangzhou University hosts an example...

    • Publication date : 2011/06/20
  • 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
  • Design and operation of district heating and cooling systems supplied by renewable energy sources

    A report published by the European Commission analyses 8 efficient district heating and cooling systems in different Member States.  

    • Publication date : 2021/03/29
  • The high potential of ground-source heat pumps to decarbonise the European building sector

    A potential reduction of 20-40% and 30-50% of energy demand in buildings, for heating and cooling respectively, could be achieved through increased use of geothermal heat pumps. 

    • Publication date : 2022/05/27
  • French supermarkets turn to ice slurries

    - Carrefour 's Collégien, France, hypermarket is using indirect refrigeration for over 6100 m 2 out of a total 15 000 m 2 surface area: CO 2 (in a 4-loop system) for temperatures below 0°C (refrigerating capacity: 232 kW) and ice slurries...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • 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 : 2023/11/07
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Freezing of foodstuffs