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  • Sweden heat pump market situation

    In Sweden, there were over 400,000 heat pumps in operation for space heating in 2014.

    • Publication date : 2016/03/08
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Permanent ice hotel thanks to solar cooling.

    In Northern Sweden, Icehotel 365, a permanent ice hotel, opened in November 2016.

    • Publication date : 2017/01/31
  • 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
  • Innovative transcritical CO2 ice rink installation

    In Gimo, Sweden, a transcritical CO2 unit was installed to provide cooling for a new ice rink.

    • Publication date : 2015/05/12
  • 21 countries have ratified the Kigali Amendment, allowing the treaty to enter into force on January 2019

    On November 17, 2017, Sweden and Trinidad and Tobago became the 20th and 21st countries to ratify the Kigali Amendment, ensuring that the global HFC phase down will come into force on 1 January 2019.

    • Publication date : 2017/11/27
    • Subjects: Regulation, HFCs alternatives
  • 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
  • AC adoption may increase household electricity consumption up to 42%

    In a recent study by EnergyA, an EU-funded research project, authors examined the impact of climatic conditions on households’ electricity expenditures in Australia, Canada, France, Japan, the Netherlands,...

    • Publication date : 2020/06/29
  • Market: European heat pump market

    - The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) has published an updated version of its outlook for the European heat pump market. The report shows that after 2 years of very difficult economic times, the market decline has stopped and heat pump...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Trends

    - World: China and Denmark are the world's major reefer container manufacturers, and the refrigerating equipment used in China is generally US technology produced under licence in China . In 2002, over 80% of all reefer containers produced...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • Renewable energy for heating and cooling in the EU in 2020

    The share of renewable energy sources used for heating and cooling in the EU continues to increase steadily, from 22% in 2019 to 23% in 2020. The share was above 50% in six Member...

    • Publication date : 2022/03/07
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Out of the ordinary: Cool music in an igloo

    Listen to Terje Isungset and his orchestra The ice instruments would melt under normal concert conditions, so the Norwegian group records and...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • Markets: frozen food: Europe

    The top 4 European countries in terms of consumption per capita of quick-frozen foods, excluding poultry, are Sweden (46.9 kg), Ireland, (46.6 kg), the UK (45.5 kg) and Denmark (45.2 kg). According to the Swiss research institute Food for Thought...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • 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
  • Out of the ordinary: Cool stays

    Looking for a refreshingly cool place to stay? Ice hotels in Swedish Lapland and Quebec , Canada make a refreshing change. The Ice Hotel inJukkasjärvi, Sweden, is built (and rebuilt each year) from 10 000 tons of ice and 30 000 tons of snow; it...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • 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
  • COOL-SAVE meeting in Stockholm

    The stakeholders of the COOL-SAVE European-Union-funded project held a management committee meeting in Stockholm, Sweden.

    • Publication date : 2013/05/16
  • New IIR members

    Here are the private members worldwide who have joined us over the past year. We are very pleased to welcome them. Several members are from countries that are not yet member countries. We also have a lot of new junior members (under 35 years) and...

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

    The IIR welcomes the following new members: Corporate members JBT FoodTech AB, Helsingborg, Sweden Playcube SARL, Paris, France Air Products & Chemicals Inc, Allentown PA, USA Private members Mr Michael Aarup, Denmark Dr Maria...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • Conference update: Stockholm

    The 2nd IIR Workshop on Refrigerant Charge Reduction in Refrigerating Systems will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 16-17, 2010. The main themes are: design of low-refrigerant charge systems thermodynamics in compact heat exchangers; design...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Conference update: Stockholm

    The 2nd IIR Workshop on Refrigerant Charge Reduction in Refrigerating Systems will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 16-17, 2010. Key themes include: design of low-refrigerant charge systems; thermodynamics in compact heat exchangers; design...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Obituary

    The former Managing Director of Frigoscandia AB, Per-Oskar Persson of Helsingborg, Sweden, died on August 26, 2008 at the age of 84. He was an Honorary Member of the IIR and former President of Commission D1, 1971-1979, and Head of Section D...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • News from IIR members: Linde Gases

    Linde Gases recently signed an agreement with Stena Aluminium in Sweden for the installation of its low-temperature oxyfuel technology. Stena is a major aluminium producer and will boost productivity thanks to the Oxyfuel solution: the technology...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • June 2004: fruitful meetings of the IIR’s statutory committees

    Here are some highlights of the annual meetings of the IIR's statutory bodies (Management Committee, Science and Technology Council [STC] and Executive Committee): Strategic Plan of the IIR Four years after having adopted its Strategic...

    • Publication date : 2004/07/27
  • Conference update: Ohrid

    The 3rd IIR event in a series, Ammonia Refrigeration Technology was held on May 7-9, 2009, in Ohrid, Macedonia. With 95 participants from 24 countries and 32 papers presented, the event was very successful. A key focus of this series of...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/27
  • Obituary: Per-Oskar Persson

    The former Managing Director of Frigoscandia AB, Per-Oskar Persson of Helsingborg, Sweden passed away on August 26, 2008, at the age of 84. He was an Honorary Member of IIR, President of Commission D1, 1971 - 1979, and Head of Section D 1979 -...

    • Publication date : 2008/09/29
  • ICR 2011 in Prague: a Resounding Success

    The 23rd IIR International Congress of Refrigeration held in Prague, on August 21-26, 2011, was highly successful...

    • Publication date : 2011/08/30
  • Obituary of Professor Eric Granryd

    The IIR is deeply saddened to learn that Professor Eric Granryd died on March 30, 2022 at the age of 88.

    • Publication date : 2022/04/07
  • Event report: IOR seminar in London

    The UK Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) organized in London, UK, a joint seminar with the IIR on April 7, 2011, dedicated to public policy on heat pumps, comparing the current developments and incentives in various European countries: the cases of...

    • Publication date : 2011/05/19
  • News from IIR members: Star Refrigeration

    Star Refrigeration’s eLearning group prepares Italian engineers to gain the European F-Gas certification.

    • Publication date : 2012/11/27
  • Discover the winners of the IIR Scientific Awards 2023

    Every four years at its Congress, the IIR offers a series of prestigious Scientific Awards that recognise those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of refrigeration. Discover this year’s...

    • Publication date : 2023/05/04
    • Subjects: General information