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  • Maritime reefer trade in South America

    In 2011, reefer exports accounted for 12% of the value of total exports from the east and west coasts of South America, equivalent to USD 40 billion.

    • Publication date : 2014/07/17
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Global LNG supply: the potential of Africa, South and Central America

    IGU provides an update on the LNG supply outlook for countries in Africa, Central and South America. 

    • Publication date : 2022/10/27
    • Subjects: Figures, economy, Developing country
  • Current status and future trends of natural refrigerants in North and South America

    Two papers presented at the IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference perfectly illustrate the interest in natural refrigerants and the obstacles they face in the Americas. 

    • Publication date : 2022/09/28
    • Subjects: Technology
  • The hidden cold chain behind Valentine’s Day roses

    The average journey of a Valentine’s rose, from harvesting in South America to the point of sale in the US, is 10-12 days during which the role of refrigeration is essential.

    • Publication date : 2019/02/28
  • Latest IPCC report predicts an increased risk of heatwaves

    The IPCC report published in February 2022 highlights several risks posed by rising temperatures, such as increased heat waves and greater energy demand for space...

    • Publication date : 2022/03/31
    • Subjects: Environment
  • Briefs: Automobile air conditioning in China

    Germany-based Behr GmbH & Co., Shanghai Automotive Co. Ltd. in China and Sanden Corporation in Japan have set up a joint venture (called Shanghai Sanden Behr) to develop, manufacture and market refrigerant compressors for cars and trucks....

    • Publication date : 2004/04/28
  • Refrigeration and Food

    Given the ever-increasing processing and exportation of food, world food is consuming more and more energy by the day: a trend that threatens to send food prices rocketing overnight if not taken in hand. The US food system alone uses over 10.55 x...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • LNG vessels

    The world's largest LNG vessel, Mozah, recently made its maiden visit to the South Hook LNG Terminal in Milford Haven, UK, heralding a new era in the history of liquefied natural gas (LNG) transportation. The Q-Max ship measures 345 metres long,...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Markets: Chinese AC exports to Africa are soaring

    Exports of air conditioners from China to Africa grew to over 28.8 million units in the first 8 months of 2010, an increase of 51.3% over last year, according to Chinese customs figures. This growth is even greater than that of Chinese exports of...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Carrier completes the acquisition of Linde Refrigeration

    On October 1, 2004, Carrier Corporation announced the completion of the acquisition of Linde Refrigeration, the European leader in commercial refrigeration and formerly a division of Linde AG, for 390 million USD. Linde's manufacturing facilities,...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/19
  • Brief: CFC- and HFC-free refrigerators now in Brazil

    At the beginning of December 2004, Brazil 's first CFC and HFC-free refrigerator rolled off the BSH Bosh und Siemens Hausegeräte GmbH production line. Following implementation for several years in Europe , then in Australia , China , India and...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Carrier acquires Europe's largest refrigeration company

    On July 12, 2004, Carrier announced that the European Commission in Brussels has approved the company's intended acquisition of Linde Refrigeration, the European leader in commercial refrigeration and a division of Linde AG. Under the agreement,...

    • Publication date : 2004/09/14
  • Briefs: Illegal refrigerants

    Over 108 tonnes of illegal refrigerant have been seized by customs officers around the world in a special operation code-named Sky-hole Patching II. The joint operation by the World Customs Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Trends

    - The worldwide market for air conditioning was estimated by BSRIA as being 34 billion USD in 2001 and was forecast to reach 39 billion USD in 2004. The Freedonia Group predicts a rise to 56 billion USD by 2008. Fastest growth will occur in the...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Review of CFC and HFC-free refrigerators worldwide

    At the beginning of December 2004, Brazil's first CFC and HFC-free refrigerator rolled off the BSH Bosh und Siemens Hausegerate GmbH production line. Following implementation for several years in Europe , then in Australia , China , India and...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/10
  • 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