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  • Briefs: Night wind

    A European project designed to store wind energy produced at night in refrigerated warehouses then to use this energy during daytime peak hours has been launched in The Netherlands. Wind turbines are being installed and cold store refrigeration...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • Briefs: Optimized freight hub

    A new temperature-controlled freight hub in Christchurch International Airport, New Zealand, was opened by Hellmann Worldwide Logistics on March 12, 2009. "The facility has been predicated on environmental, efficiency and energy-conscious criteria...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • Cooling helps eggs fight salmonella

    A team from Purdue University has demonstrated that lysozyme activity could be increased by as much as 50%, thanks to the addition of carbon dioxide or to a cooling process which causes carbon dioxide to be sucked inside the shell.

    • Publication date : 2012/08/03
  • Brief: A stop to weight loss!

    Although spraying of refrigerated meat produce throughout transportation has been in operation for over 20 years, water loss continues to be a problem during the second phase of refrigeration in the cold chamber. However, if the entire enclosure...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Briefs: Losing weight thanks to cooling?

    Could cold temperatures become a way to lose weight? Three recent studies underline the role of brown adipose tissue (BAT) in burning fat to produce heat and regulate body temperature. Human adults were previously thought to be lacking BAT. All...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • Eight ways to save energy in cold stores

    Researchers from Enviros Consulting analysed cold storage at 13 frozen food manufacturers and cold store operators in UK for the report "Improving the energy efficiency of the cold chain" released by the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF)....

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • Morocco gets involved in the fight against HCFCs

    In early June 2012, the Moroccan Ministry of Industry, Commerce and New Technologies and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) held a workshop to launch a National Plan governing HCFC phase-out in Morocco. The plan...

    • Publication date : 2012/08/23
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • The first LNG freight locomotive in the Baltics

    An Estonian company is testing the first LNG-powered locomotive in the Baltic countries. Significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are expected.

    • Publication date : 2021/08/23
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Thin Ice: the very first weight loss clothing line

    According to its creator, refrigerated clothes 'hacks' human metabolism to trick the body into burning up to 1,000 extra calories a day.

    • Publication date : 2015/09/07
  • Utility offers NYC grocery stores incentives to use energy storage for refrigeration.

    To better manage the energy demand on the grid during peak times of day, a handful of grocery stores produced ice over night.

    • Publication date : 2017/02/13
  • PCM2016 conference: TBAB hydrate slurry based latent heat thermal storage system

    Combining latent heat thermal storage with night time generation of TBAB hydrate slurry can significantly reduce the investment cost of systems for cooling purposes.

    • Publication date : 2016/07/08
  • Ireland: example of energy storage using wind turbine

    The idea is to store excess energy produced at night and to reuse it when it’s necessary during the day.

    • Publication date : 2015/03/23
  • Energy storage thanks to refrigeration

    Electrical energy is notoriously difficult to store, especially on a large scale and this can be particularly problematical when dealing with irregular sources such as wind power for which there can be a great mismatch between energy supply and...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/25
  • Radiative Cooling in the Sub-Saharan Desert

    A new way of lowering temperatures without using electricity has recently been developed. Iterrae, a French company, has discovered a way of using radiative cooling, a phenomenon that takes place at night, when the Earth is cooled by the 0 K...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • 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
  • 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 : 2022/06/20
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : LNG and LPG
  • 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
  • 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)