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  • Briefs: Energy-efficient refrigeration in Switzerland

    The Swiss Refrigeration Association, the Swiss Federal Office of Energy and the

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Towards a heat pump boom in Switzerland?

    Swiss government aims to install 400 000 heat pumps by 2020.

    • Publication date : 2013/02/18
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • In Switzerland, 17% of refrigerated vehicles above temperature regulation

    An investigation by Swiss authorities has found that 17% of refrigerated vehicles were providing insufficient cooling of food in Switzerland.

    • Publication date : 2015/03/12
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • Cryo-electron microscopy wins the 2017 chemistry Nobel Prize

    On October 2017, Jacques Dubochet (Switzerland), Joachim Frank (USA) and Richard Henderson (UK) were awarded the chemistry Nobel Prize for cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM).

    • Publication date : 2017/12/18
  • 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
  • Directories: The European and Logistics Association (ECSLA)

    The European and Logistics Association (ECSLA) has published its 2003/2004 Atlas. It is a comprehensive directory of European cold-storage enterprises and includes the addresses, contact names and descriptions of over 800 public cold stores...

    • Publication date : 2004/04/28
  • LNG news: Singapore

    Singapore is to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) in order to meet rising demand for energy. It's first LNG terminal will produce 3 million tons of LNG/year. Singapore aims to diversify its energy sources and to implement a more stable pricing...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • Out of ordinary: Oldest Ice Skates?

    The oldest pair of skates known date from about 3000 BC and were found at the bottom of a lake in Switzerland. They were made from the leg bones of large animals, holes were bored at each end of the bone and leather straps were used to tie the...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • HFCs: to be banned soon?

    Consult the following articles: - The large contribution of projected HFC emissions to future climate forcing, by Guus J. M. Velders, David W. Fahey, John S. Daniel, Mack McFarland and Stephen O. Andersen; PNAS:

    • Publication date : 2009/07/08
  • Huge-scale cryogenics: ITER

    The ITER fusion project is the world's largest, international effort at developing an energy-positive experimental fusion reactor involving the People's Republic of China, the European Union and Switzerland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • CO2 technology for ice-skating rinks

    Nowadays, the use of large amounts of ammonia in public places is restricted by regulations in several countries, for safety reasons. Hence, new skating rinks with direct ammonia systems can no longer be built, although it is thought that they...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/19
  • 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
  • TTI: new developments

    Time-Temperature Integrators (TTIs) are "intelligent labels" that simulate bacterial development, as a function of time-and-temperature parameters. As soon as a critical threshold is crossed, a change in colour alerts the consumer that the...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • 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
  • 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
  • HKA/OST Summer School: Looking for sponsors

    Two partners of the SophiA project wil be organising an International Summer School on Sustainability at OST in Switzerland.

    • Publication date : 2022/05/27
  • News from IIR members: Nestlé

    Nestlé is conducting unique research with the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research in Switzerland (SLF) with a view to identifying the main mechanisms that alter the texture and structure of ice cream.

    • Publication date : 2012/06/25
  • International events: Yverdon-les-Bains

    The Swiss Association of Refrigeration (ASF), French-speaking section, held its annual general meeting as a special event dedicated to the IIR's centenary in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, on November 5, 2008. Papers presented during the...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/24
  • Upcoming IIR events: Portorosz

    The 2nd IIR International Conference on Magnetic Refrigeration at Room Temperature will take place on April 11- 13, 2007 in Portorosz, Slovenia and follows a very successful initial event held in Montreux, Switzerland in September 2005. Find out...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • International activities: Partnerships with other international organizations

    - Didier Coulomb attended the General Assembly of REHVA (Federation of European heating and air-conditioning associations) in Lausanne, Switzerland, on October 7-8, 2005. It was the occasion to practically implement cooperation with the IIR. -...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • International events: Brussels

    The Executive Committee meeting of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Heat Pump Programme took place in Brussels, Belgium on November 15-16, 2007. It was preceded by a seminar and a workshop. The Director of the IIR attended the Executive...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • International events: Zurich

    The IIR-co-sponsored 9th IEA Heat Pump Conference, held in Zurich, Switzerland, on May 20-22, 2008 was a great success. It brought together 450 people from 36 countries. Three Peter Ritter von Rittinger awards were presented to Prof. Eric Granryd,...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • International activities: IEA-HPP

    A meeting of the International Energy Agency-Heat Pump Programme-IIR Liaison Committee took place in Paris on November 6, 2006 and the annual meeting of the Programme took place in Hanover on November 9-10, 2006. Henk van der Ree and Hermann...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • New publications: The CD-ROM proceedings of the 1st IIR International Conference on Magnetic Refrigeration at Room Temperature

    The CD-ROM proceedings of the 1st IIR International Conference on Magnetic Refrigeration at Room Temperature held in Montreux, Switzerland, are now available. They comprise 4 keynote presentations, 20 papers on materials (gadolinium and its...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • New IIR members

    The IIR welcomes the following new members: Corporate members - A2 Inc, New York, USA - Grasso Products BV, s'Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands - Hoshizaki Electric Co. Ltd, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan - Parasense Ltd, Gloucester, United Kingdom...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • Conferences

    Interested in refrigerated storage, transportation and display of food products? Find out more:

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Briefs: Philippe Lebrun is “Engineer of the Year”

    Philippe Lebrun, a member of the Management Committee of the IIR and Head of Section A of the IIR (Cryology and Gas Processing), was awarded the "Prix Ingénieur de l'Année 2010" in the "Science" category, by the French magazine Usine...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Statutory meetings of the IIR

    The annual statutory meetings of the IIR took place on June 6-9, 2006, in the beautiful premises of the French Ministry of Research in Paris: the Publications Sub-Committee, the Management Committee, the Science and Technology Council and the...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • 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
  • Magnetic refrigeration: a promising technology

    The IIR decided, a few years ago, to set up a Working Party on Magnetic Refrigeration at Room Temperature, and has organized 4 conferences: in 2005 in Switzerland, in 2007 in Slovenia, in 2009 in the USA, in 2010 in China. We published articles in...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07