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  • Doing Cold Smarter

    In the recent “Doing Cold Smarter” study leaded by the Birmingham Energy Institute, the authors stress that “even in a temperate country such as Britain, cooling is everywhere, and vital to many aspects of civilization: food, medicine, energy,...

    • Publication date : 2016/05/09
    • Subjects: General information, Figures, economy
  • R290 AC sales in India exceed 100,000 units

    Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing started the production of India’s first commercially available R290 split air conditioners in March 2012.

    • Publication date : 2015/05/26
  • Daimler starts testing CO2 mobile air-conditioning prototypes

    Unlike most of the car manufacturers which opted for R1234yf, Daimler has started testing mobile air conditioning (MAC) systems using CO2.

    • Publication date : 2014/02/10
  • Package indicators to help increase food safety

    Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI) has developed inks that provide reminders when a product has been out of refrigeration and temperature has started to rise.

    • Publication date : 2013/10/23
  • 2014 world chiller market

    Impacted by the economic slowdown in China – the world’s largest chiller market – the global chiller market started to slow and posted a continuous drop in its growth rate.

    • Publication date : 2016/05/02
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • F-gas Regulation revision: new basis soon?

    Revision of the F-gas Regulation No. 842/2006 on certain fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union (EU) started in October 2010. The European Commission has just sent a draft proposal to its Member States. It will be made public at the...

    • Publication date : 2012/10/05
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • 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
  • A Refrigerated Noah’s ark

    Svalbard Global Seed Vault, on the Norwegian island of Spitzbergen, which has officially opened on February 26, 2008, is designed to be a fail-safe repository for the world's food crops. It has the capacity to store up to 4.5 million seed samples...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • Out of the ordinary: ice cream

    A group of New Zealand scientists has developed a new therapeutic to help cancer patients recover from chemotherapy. Development of the ice cream, named ReCharge, began 8 years ago with the formation of LactoPharma, a collaborative research...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Reefer rental: trends

    The reefer rental market has benefited from unexpected development. It started in the 1980s when thousands of refrigerated containers ceased being used, following the external trade collapse of fruit-exporting countries. The reefers were first...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • Frozen foods take off in China

    Total sales of frozen foods in China soared to USD 14 billion in 2008, up 140% over 2002. Tonnage reached about 4.615 million, or 3.47 kilograms per capita, up 70% according to Research & Markets. Frozen potato products were the fastest...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • 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
  • IIR Member news: Air Liquide

    Air Liquide, a corporate member of the IIR, has signed a contract with LGETA (LG Electronics Tianjin Appliances Co. Ltd.), for the supply of a wide range of gases to LGETA's expansion project in Tianjin. Tianjin is the 4th largest city in China,...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/10
  • First birth following a transplant of frozen ovarian tissue

    The first case of a live birth after a successful transplant of ovarian fragments taken from a patient and then conserved frozen has just been announced by Belgian gynaecologists in an article published in the British medical journal The Lancet....

    • Publication date : 2004/11/19
  • Save 2002 project: "European Certified Heat Pump Installer"

    The project proposal was prepared by European Heat Pump Association and was approved by the European Commission in December 2003. It develops a common European strategy, as many European countries have already started initiatives at different...

    • Publication date : 2004/07/15