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  • LNG-fuelled ships

    New ships will increasingly be fuelled by LNG, and Zeus Development Corporation is monitoring LNG-fuelled non-carrier vessels: there are currently 50 and the number is growing fast.

    • Publication date : 2012/08/03
  • Briefs: AC on board ships

    Oasis of the Seas, the world¡¯s largest cruise liner, recently left Florida on its first public voyage. It can carry over 6000 passengers and 2300 staff. The Oasis of the Seas was built in Finland at a cost of GBP 800 million, making it the most...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • LNG ship shortage hurts new players

     A lack of available liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers helped push charter rates up this winter and continues to hamper trade for smaller players without access to tonnage, according to shipper Golar LNG (GLNG). Large increases in Asian demand...

    • Publication date : 2011/08/04
  • A ship sinks due to refrigeration failure

    Three years ago, in April 2001, a factory freezer trawler, the Fame, sank off the coast of Labrador, Canada. According to a recent report by a provincial Transportation Safety Board, the ship sank due to a chain of events, eventually flooding the...

    • Publication date : 2004/05/25
  • Shipping fresh produce overseas is a key business for airlines operating out of Los Angeles

    For companies shipping fruit and vegetables by air from the West Coast of the USA to high-end supermarkets and restaurants in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, the overarching rule is: Never break the cold chain.

    • Publication date : 2013/05/14
  • Wales to launches its own deep freeze ahead of the Six Nations Championship

    Wales is to build a cryotherapy chamber at its rugby training base near Cardiff in time for next year’s Six Nations Championship.

    • Publication date : 2013/01/28
  • Modern technology permits economical refrigerated shipments

    The number of refrigerated shipments, and thus the number of refrigerated containers, has risen worldwide in recent years. Hamburg Süd is optimizing the use of cooling energy and will reduce the energy consumption of its reefer containers by 15%...

    • Publication date : 2013/06/27
  • Frozen food shipments on the increase

    A multimillion euro project to build a new container terminal in the Netherlands has been implemented by Kloosterboer, one of the Netherlands' major food logistic service providers, as a new transhipment centre for frozen and refrigerated cargo....

    • Publication date : 2006/01/24
  • Fluorocarbon producers join the Mobile Air Conditioning Climate Protection Partnership

    On June 29, 2004, the fluorocarbon producers Atofina, DuPont, INEOS Fluor, Honeywell, Solvay and the JFMA, announced that they will provide 300 000 US dollars to help fund the Mobile Air Conditioning Climate Protection Partnership, which includes...

    • Publication date : 2004/09/14
  • Record year for air conditioners and heat pump shipments in the US

    In June 2004, manufacturers of central air conditioners and heat pumps set a single month record of 1 081 147 shipments. This puts the industry on a pace to exceed, for the first time, 7 000 000 units in 2004. Shipments for residential and light...

    • Publication date : 2004/09/14
  • LNG ships are gaining traction!

    According to figures collected by DNV, more than 50 orders for LNG-fuelled ships were placed at the world level in April 2022, followed by 30 orders in May. The second quarter of 2022 is therefore already the strongest ever, according to the...

    • Publication date : 2022/07/08
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Cruise ships and liquefied natural gas

    Driven by tougher international and environmental standards, LNG is more and more used as a transportation fuel in cruise ships.

    • Publication date : 2018/01/05
  • GHG emissions in international marine shipping.

    GHG emissions from international shipping increased by 9.6% between 2012 and 2018, according to the Fourth Greenhouse Gas Study published in 2020 by the International Maritime Organization. HFC and HCFC...

    • Publication date : 2021/06/29
    • Subjects: Environment, Figures, economy
  • Carbon capture on board LNG-fuelled ships

    A project involving science and industry partners has received EU funding to accelerate the uptake of ship-based carbon capture on LNG-fuelled ships.

    • Publication date : 2022/06/13
    • Subjects: Technology, Environment
  • Defining energy efficiency indicators for refrigerated shipping vessels

    A working group from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has proposed new energy efficiency indicators for ships. Shipping companies challenge their...

    • Publication date : 2021/07/26
    • Subjects: Environment
  • 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 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)
  • 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
  • Nanorefrigerants

    Nanorefrigerants are created by adding nanoparticles in suspension to a base refrigerant. They have a thermal conductivity that is 15% to 104% higher than that of the corresponding...

    • Last update : 2022/06/17
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Nanofluids
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    Ice cream manufacturing, environmental impact and market data

    From a physico-chemical point of view, ice cream is a complex, frozen multiphase mixture. The manufacturing process includes several stages of freezing which are described in this...

    • Last update : 2022/10/12
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Ice creams
  • Environmental impact of the ice cream industry

    This summary document describes the environmental impact of ice cream manufacturing, which is mainly due to the energy consumption and refrigerants used.

    • Last update : 2022/11/17
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : General information on environment (climate change, ozone depletion…)