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  • “World’s largest” data centre to be built in Norway

    A data centre in Ballangen, in Norway, will be entirely powered with renewable energy.

    • Publication date : 2018/01/13
  • An award-winning industrial dairy using an integrated heat pump system

    A recent case study examined the energy consumption and system performance of an innovative integrated heat pump system of a dairy located in Norway. This dairy was among the winning projects of the 2019 “Heat...

    • Publication date : 2021/03/29
    • Subjects: Technology, Environment
  • Status of HFC taxes in Europe

    Four countries (Denmark, Norway, Slovenia and Spain) have now implemented an HFC tax and 3 other countries (France, Poland and Sweden) are considering implementation of such a tax.

    • Publication date : 2014/05/22
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • France, 1st European market for heat-pumps

    In 2013, the French heat-pump market was the first in Europe, before Italy, Sweden, Germany and Norway, according to statistics from the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA).

    • Publication date : 2014/11/04
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • For IIR members only

    Insight into the recent decline in heat pump sales in Europe

    The EHPA reports that heat pump sales in 14 European countries fell by around 5% overall in 2023 compared to 2022. 

    • Publication date : 2024/03/27
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • LNG Overview

    LNG tankers China will produce 5 more LNG tankers. The first Chinese-built LNG tanker was built last year and the second one was launched in Shanghai in June 2006: it cost 160 million USD and can carry 147 000 m3 of LNG at -163°C during...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • 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: TimeTemp

    The Norwegian manufacturer TimeTemp has developed an innovative, small self-adhesive label attached to food products. The company says its innovative shelf life indicator is able to precisely measure the freshness of food items as they pass...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Cold storage of evergreen seedlings affected by global warming

    Due to global warming, conifer seedlings are more often exposed to desiccation during snow-free winters. Overwinter cold storage allows to improve their survival, provided that...

    • Publication date : 2022/05/23
    • Subjects: Technology, Environment
  • A Norwegian project: Snow for the future

    An independent research organisation and a Norwegian university are developing a heat pump system to produce snow, even if the temperature are above freezing.

    • Publication date : 2017/06/02
  • Norwegian lobster farm uses waste heat from datacentre

    An innovative lobster farm will use waste heat from a Norwegian datacentre for water temperature regulation.

    • Publication date : 2021/08/30
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Markets: Nordic heat-pump markets

    In Sweden, heat pump sales reached a record 48 806 in 2003. Until now, single-family homes were the main niche, but growth is expected to shift to apartment buildings. Source: Swedish Heat Pump Association, Martin Forsén, Tel: +46 8 762 75 Norway...

    • Publication date : 2004/07/27
  • Heat Pump Programme success

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) launched a Heat Pump Programme in January 2003, which ended in May earlier this year. Ten countries participated in the programme: Austria, Canada, France, Japan, Norway, Sweden, UK and USA. They joined...

    • Publication date : 2005/11/23
  • Trends and Figures: Cold storage capacity per capita, a global glimpse

    IARW published a list showing their member countries' public refrigerated capacity in 2006 and we thought it might be interesting to calculate the refrigerated-warehouse capacity per capita by country. The list is topped by The Netherlands (551...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • UK

    Changing roles from exporter to importer, the UK is expected to be a net gas importer by 2006 and by 2020, 80% of the UK's gas will be imported. In line with these predictions, Britain has signed a Treaty with Norway to import gas from Scandinavia...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Early bird registration ends April 15 for IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference 2022

    Scheduled to take place on June 13-15, 2022, in Trondheim, Norway, the 15th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants will be a conference to remember!

    • Publication date : 2022/04/07
    • Subjects: Technology, Developing country, Environment
  • INDEE+ Project: Norwegian R744 condensing units arrived in India for educational purposes

    Three R744 condensing units were sent to India by Prof. Armin Hafner (NTNU, Norway)  to educate Indian institutions, end-users and vendors on clean cooling technologies, with the aim of helping India meet...

    • Publication date : 2021/12/15
  • 5th FRISBEE workshop

    The 5th FRISBEE workshop held on August 28-30, 2012 in Trondheim, Norway, provided an opportunity for the partners of this 4-year project funded by the European Union to present the latest results and to plan work for the following 6 months.

    • Publication date : 2012/11/16
  • Gustav Lorentzen conference 2022

    After two years of pandemic during which the conferences were either cancelled or held online, the IIR had the pleasure of organising a conference on site, in Norway. It was attended by 332 participants. The...

    • Publication date : 2022/07/08
  • New IIR members

    The IIR welcomes the following new corporate members: - Borresen Cooltech AS, Stavanger, Norway - Coca Cola Services, Brussels, Belgium

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Upcoming IIR Conference: Trondheim (GL2006)

    Register now for the 7th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Working Fluids (GL2006), May 28-31, 2006 in Trondheim, Norway.

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Upcoming conferences: 7th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Working Fluids

    The 7th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Working Fluids will be held in Trondheim, Norway, on May 28-31, 2006. To obtain the second announcement, register and check out the programme:

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • New IIR members

    The IIR welcomes the following new members: - Corporate members SB Alliance, Viroflay, France Soko Inzinjering, Krnjesevci, Serbia - Private members Mr Vincent Fargant, France Mr David Limb, Canada Mr Jianghong Wu, China - Junior...

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09
  • Calls for papers: Natural Working Fluids 2006: 7th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference

    Natural Working Fluids 2006: 7th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference will take place on May 29-31, 2006 in Trondheim, Norway, a beautiful cathedral city on a fjord surrounded by forest-clad hills. A call for papers has been launched: the deadlines are...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • International activities: Trondheim

    The 7th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Working Fluids took place in Trondheim, Norway, on May 28-31, 2006. About 300 participants from 25 countries attended the Conference, confirming the success of this series of conferences. Meetings...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • New IIR members

    The IIR welcomes the following new members: Corporate members - A2 Inc, New York, USA - Grasso Products BV, s'Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands - Hoshizaki Electric Co. Ltd, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan - Parasense Ltd, Gloucester, United Kingdom...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • New IIR members

    The IIR welcomes the following new members: Corporate members Liebherr-Hausgergerate Ochsenhausen GmbH, Ochsenhausen, Germany Shrieve Products International Ltd, West Malling Kent, United Kingdom Refrigeration Solutions (Pty) Ltd, Cape...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • UNEP publications

    - Ozzy Goes Polar focuses on the effects that ozone depletion, climate change and persistent organic pollutants are exerting on polar ecosystems and communities and the ensuing consequences around the world. This animated cartoon book, prepared by...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • IIR events: conferences

    Order the proceedings of three IIR conferences covering state-of-the-art topics: - 2nd International Conference on Magnetic Refrigeration at Room Temperature (Portoroz, Slovenia, April 11-13, 2007); - Ammonia Refrigeration Technology for Today...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • Conference update: Sydney

    The 9th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Working Fluids will be held in Sydney, Australia on, April 12-14, 2010. The conference will place a heavy emphasis on natural refrigerant CO2 as a real alternative solution....

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09