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  • Opening of a zero carbon store in Belgium

    Lidl opens its first carbon neutral CO2 store in Ixelles, Belgium.

    • Publication date : 2014/04/28
  • An innovative ripening room inside a container.

    Dutch manufacturer Interko has launched an innovative fruit ripening room inside of a standard refrigerated container.

    • Publication date : 2021/06/07
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Benefits of closed display cabinets for food preservation

    A recent article in the IJR shows that in comparison to an open display cabinet, a closed display cabinet achieves lower product temperature and better temperature homogeneity, even with a high door-opening frequency.

    • Publication date : 2019/08/29
  • Briefs: Open units or with glass doors?

    When glass doors are used in refrigeration units, the energy savings are as a rule indicated as being "up to" 40%. Very often these figures are based on experience in a typical climate (25°C and 60% air humidity) with standard opening frequencies...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • CO2 Supermarkets

    The journal Die Kälte und Klimatechnik has just produced an article on the opening of a supermarket using refrigeration installations for the first time running on direct expansion CO2 with both medium and low temperatures in Wettingen,...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Reducing food waste: can we keep open canned sardines in the refrigerator?

    Researchers from the University of Porto studied the shelf life at 4°C of open canned sardines, depending on the type of seasoning (sardines in brine, vegetable oil, tomato...

    • Publication date : 2022/08/16
    • Subjects: General information
  • Refrigerated delivery vehicles: device facilitates door closing

    In order to avoid unwanted temperature rises due to awkward door closing, an EPDM valve has been designed by the German company Maagtechnic.

    • Publication date : 2011/10/03
  • Brief: a refreshing drive

    Following an article published by Le Journal de l'Automobile, there is an opening for growth in the French mobile air-conditioning market. The rate of equipping new vehicles with air-conditioning was 73% three years ago and is close to 80% today....

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • Briefs: QNCC

    Opening in 2011, the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) boasts iconic design and cutting edge facilities in a world-first green-technology venue. QNCC is the first of its kind being built to the gold certification of US Green Building...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Briefs: Superchilling keeps fish fresh longer

    Scientists at the Norwegian Institute of Technology SINTEF have found that the superchilling of fish or meat between -1 to -3°C combines the extended life of freezing while retaining the fresh taste that chilling provides; it also reduces storage...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • Fresh out of Africa

    The annual production of fruit and vegetables in Burkina-Faso is estimated at over 300 000 tonnes. It encompasses more than 30 000 producers and 25-30 km² of market garden produce and 120 km² of orchards. The official opening of the SOBFEL, the...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/24
  • Europe: the proposal to review the F-Gas Regulation has been published, and the proposal to ban PFAS has been delayed.

    At the beginning of April, the European Commission published  a proposal to update the F-Gas Regulation . In addition, the proposed PFAS ban has been delayed for six months. 

    • Publication date : 2022/04/29
  • The HCFC phase-out challenge

    - The Montreal Protocol (MP) is unanimously considered as a resounding success of the international community. As of 2006, according to UNEP, the 191 Parties which have ratified the MP have reduced their consumption of ozone-depleting...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • In UK, 70% of office workers complain of poor IAQ

    Almost 70% of office workers in UK believe poor air quality in their place of work is having a negative effect on their day-to-day productivity and well-being.

    • Publication date : 2016/09/05
  • Solar-powered reefer in California

    Tested over five months in California's San Joachin Valley, the first solar-powered transport refrigeration unit on a city delivery truck produced positive results.

    • Publication date : 2018/05/07
  • Highlights from the 52nd International HVACR Congress and Exhibition

    The opening ceremony of the 52nd International HVACR Congress and Exhibition was led by the President of the Association for HVAC and by the Vice President of the Serbian Union of Mechanical and...

    • Publication date : 2022/05/05
    • Subjects: General information
  • INWIC at ICR 2023: An inspirational event in the fight for gender equality in the refrigeration sector

    At ICR 2023, the IIR’s CaRe (Career in Refrigeration) working group organised an INWIC (International Network of Women in Cooling) round table on Monday 21st August 2023. This  discussion panel...

    • Publication date : 2023/09/04
  • Meeting: Eurofreeze 2005

    The International Workshop Eurofreeze 2005 on Individual Quick Freezing of Foods was held in Sofia (Bulgaria) on January 13-15, 2005. It was organized by the Refrigeration Science and Technology Division of the Technical University of Sofia, with...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • International events: Moscow

    The 6th Cryogen-Expo took place in Moscow on November 13-16, 2007. Fifty-nine exhibitors from 10 countries took part, and a conference on Cryogenic Technologies and Equipment and Prospects of Development was staged on November 14-15. The IIR ran a...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • ICR2007 in Beijing

    The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) holds Congresses every 4 years. They have two objectives: - a scientific objective: apart from the numerous IIR and IIR-co-sponsored conferences (about 50 over a 4-year period), which are focused...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • 1st IIR International Cold and Sustainability Conference

    The 1st IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain held in Cambridge, UK, on March 29-31, 2010 attracted over 150 participants from 22 countries. Academia, public and corporate research centres, public agencies and administrations, and...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • CYTEF 2022 attracts nearly 200 participants

    Held in hybrid format from Cartagena (Spain), CYTEF 2022 attempted to analyse and discuss, in particular, "Synergistic technologies to advance sustainable refrigeration".

    • Publication date : 2022/04/27
  • In Pictures: IIR Congress 2019

    Whether you were able to attend the event or not, take a look at some of the best moments of the Congress.

    • Publication date : 2019/09/26
  • Sign-up to workshop at ICCC 2022: Clean and efficient refrigeration solutions for food and healthcare

    Join the free online workshop on April 13 which will present the ongoing projects in developing countries that will help promote the adoption of climate-friendly refrigeration technologies.

    • Publication date : 2022/03/07
    • Subjects: Developing country, Environment
  • Chillventa 2018 - Speed Networking event

    The IIR working group CaRe (Careers in Refrigeration), the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) and the Karlsruhe university carried out the first speed networking event at Chillventa in Nuremberg on the 16th October.

    • Publication date : 2018/10/18
  • CryoHub Webinar

    CryoHub the EU funded project to demonstrate the potential for cryogenic energy storage at refrigerated warehouses will hold a webinar on 17th March 2021 to share findings and results of this work.

    • Publication date : 2020/11/27
  • Editorial by Didier Coulomb

    The IIR is introducing changes. It has to change in order to meet the needs of its member countries, corporate and private members and clients. Its services must constantly evolve in line with new information technology as it becomes available....

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • IIR International Congresses of Refrigeration

    The IIR organises the International Congress of Refrigeration every 4 years. The next edition will be held in Paris in August 2023. The papers of the last Congresses are still available in FRIDOC at advantageous...

    • Publication date : 2021/10/25
  • Beyond Refrigeration – The IOR annual conference 2021 focuses the industry on steps to net zero

    This year’s IOR Annual Conference in April tackled one of the biggest issues facing users of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps – the journey to net zero.

    • Publication date : 2021/05/25

    Last month, INDEE+ participated in the 23rd edition of ACREX India in Delhi, focused on the theme “Powering Global HVAC Supply Chain”.

    • Publication date : 2024/03/27
  • Cold storage conditions for fruits and vegetables

    Practical recommendations for the cold storage of over 200 cultivars of fruits, vegetables and herbs (storage temperatures, relative humidity, storage time, controlled atmosphere...

    • Last update : 2023/01/16
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Fruit, Vegetables