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  • Briefs: Green Olympics

    The London Olympics are providing an opportunity to apply a range of sustainable solutions. The Olympic Park buildings will emit 50% less emissions (compared with 2006 building regulations) by 2013, a wind turbine on the site will supply power to...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Briefs: Olympic Games

    Toshiba will be keeping 3000 journalists cool at the Athens Olympic Games: it will supply 200 compact, quiet multi-split inverter units running on R410-A. Toshiba will also be cooling the martial arts pavilions (81 000 m²) thanks to 7 multimodular...

    • Publication date : 2004/04/28
  • Special permission for Olympic ammonia bobsleigh

    Russian authorities granted special permission for the construction of the country’s first ammonia refrigeration plant for the 1814-m bobsleigh track constructed in Krasnaya Polyana in the Western Caucasus, for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

    • Publication date : 2012/07/31
  • Briefs: Green Olympics: Sanyo

    Sanyo has developed a CO2 refrigeration cassette for Coca-Cola's drinks coolers to be used during the Beijing Olympics and will start supplying cassettes in March 2008. Salvatore Gabola, director of Coca-Cola's worldwide stakeholder relations,...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • Out of ordinary: Cool Olympics

    During the Beijing Olympic Games held in Beijing in August 2008, a number of athletes benefited from cooling technology. Concerned about the high temperatures usually encountered in Beijing in summer, several teams turned to cooling technology....

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • Low GWP refrigerants for Olympic ice rinks in China

    For the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, nine ice rinks are used. five use CO2 as a  refrigerant, and four use R449A. 

    • Publication date : 2022/02/28
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • 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
  • Cold to help the Olympic athletes recover

    With temperatures in Athens reaching 40°C, keeping cool and maintaining fluids was a focus for athletes. Contrary to popular belief, saunas and hot spas dehydrate the body and cause fatigue. Hence, the Australian Olympic team devised an entire...

    • Publication date : 2004/09/14
  • The delivery of blood to London hospitals may be impeded by Olympic transport restrictions

    The delivery of blood to London hospitals may be impeded by Olympic transport restrictions, a UK delivery firm has warned. TNT Express has emphasized that increased congestion and restrictions on access, parking and delivery times could cause...

    • Publication date : 2012/07/05
  • Lyophilisation market

    The global market for lyophilisation (also known as freeze-drying) is projected to be worth USD 3.26 billion in 2015, spurred by the strong growth of new drugs and efforts to increase clinical approval.

    • Publication date : 2015/06/29
  • Lyophilization equipment and services market

    New market report published by Transparency Market Research indicates the global lyophilization equipment and services market valued at USD 2.73 billion in 2013.

    • Publication date : 2014/11/26
  • Gallo-Roman craft restored thanks to freeze drying.

    A 32-m barge weighing 30 tonnes that sank in the Rhone around 50 AD 30 tonnes is being restored thanks to the use of polyethylene glycol, followed by freeze drying

    • Publication date : 2012/08/28
  • 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
  • Japan scientists launch freeze-dry animal sperm bank

    Japanese scientists have launched a sperm bank for endangered animals that uses freeze-drying technology.

    • Publication date : 2013/12/12
  • 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
  • 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 : English, French
    • Themes : Freeze-drying in biology and medicine, Cryobiology, cryomedicine: general information
  • 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 : English, French
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Containment, refrigerant charge reduction