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  • The lifetime cost of a magnetic refrigerator

    A research paper published in the International Journal of Refrigeration demonstrates the lifetime cost of a magnetic refrigerator.

    • Publication date : 2016/08/10
  • Latest figures on HFC impact on climate change

    EU reports that hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) emissions from refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) have decreased for the fourth consecutive year since 2014. On a global scale, the impact of HFCs on climate...

    • Publication date : 2020/09/04
    • Subjects: Environment
  • Assessment of the environmental impact of domestic refrigerators using LCCP

    The environmental impact of domestic refrigerators over their lifetime has been quantified in different configurations (operating cycles, materials, insulation) in a recent IJR article. 

    • Publication date : 2021/02/23
  • Solar cooling: Perspectives in Australia

    A paper by P. Kohlenbach and M. Dennis1 presented at the 9th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants in Sydney gave an outlook and future perspectives on solar cooling in Australia, focusing on a comparison between the current...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Briefs: LCCP

    The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Institute (ARTI) has opened bidding for a new research project to establish a standardized methodology to calculate the Life Cycle Climate Performance (LCCP) for stationary heating, ventilation,...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Briefs: Axima Refrigeration GmbH

    A new giant is born: Axima Refrigeration GmbH of Lindau, Germany, Smardt Inc. of Montreal, Canada, and PowerPax of Melbourne, Australia have joined forces to market Turbocor oil-free compressors. The giant consortium will supply major companies...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • Saving lives using solar refrigerators

    The SolarChill project is providing an environmentally friendly means of refrigerating vaccines and certain drugs. The aim is to replace the 100 000 kerosene refrigerators in use today: these refrigerators emit unpleasant fumes, can catch fire and...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Brief: Industrial Refrigeration Consensus

    During the Industrial RefrigerationConsensus hosted by Danfoss, held in December 2004 in Sønderborg , Denmark , the main following points were reached through workshop discussions with focus on the industrial refrigeration issues (thus the points...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • Cryogenics: Energy Saving for Cryogenic Systems

    The Cryogenics Group in the Accelerator Engineering Department of the Accelerator Division of Thomas Jefferson's National Accelerator Facilities has discovered a way of cutting the energy consumption of the compressors involved in cryocooling. The...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • Alternative Cooling Technologies conference, London, 1st February 2005

    This conference, which was co-sponsored by the UK Institute of Refrigeration and organised commercially by RAC magazine, was well attended with about 140 people present. It was arranged in five sessions. In the first session, speakers from UK...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • UNEP report on HFCs: key findings

    During the United Nations COP9/MOP23 Conference of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol which took place in Bali, Indonesia, on November 21-25, 2011, the IIR participated in a side-event presenting a new report "HFCs: A Critical Link in Protecting...

    • Publication date : 2012/02/20
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Vacuum Insulation Panels: a promising solution for domestic refrigerators

    Thanks to their low thermal conductivity, Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs) make it possible to greatly reduce the energy consumption of domestic refrigerators. However, their adoption comes up against problems of...

    • Publication date : 2020/05/27
  • GL2012 highlights: photovoltaic vs solar thermal cooling in Europe

    In their paper presented during the 10th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants in June 2012, Kohlenbach et al. give an outlook of the current and potential situation of solar cooling in Europe.

    • Publication date : 2012/11/26
  • ECOFRIDGES in Ghana: positive feedback from beneficiaries

    A recent video updates on the ECOFRIDGES GO programme in Ghana, implemented by the Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE), UNEP’s United for Efficiency (U4E) initiative and the...

    • Publication date : 2022/08/29
    • Subjects: Developing country
  • Low temperature transport and storage solutions for COVID-19 vaccines

    Presentation of two options suitable for mRNA vaccines: one using a traditional refrigerated container adapted to storage at -35°C extending the shelf life of dry ice by 2.5 times, the other based on PCM...

    • Publication date : 2022/01/28