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  • Geothermal energy to power a cold storage facility

    Two remote off-grid villages on a Fijian island are looking forward to their first reliable source of refrigeration thanks to their local hot spring.

    • Publication date : 2017/10/17
    • Subjects: Developing country
  • Masdar City is testing high-vacuum flat solar thermal panels for air conditioning

    Masdar City and TVP Solar have completed installation of a field of TVP Solar's MT-Power high-vacuum flat solar thermal panels for the solar cooling plant at Masdar City, UAE.

    • Publication date : 2012/05/22
  • Solar-powered cold storage for Indonesian fishing villages

    A solution combining solar power, thermal-energy storage and an ultra-efficient compressor package is being implemented in two locations in Indonesia

    • Publication date : 2012/11/14
  • Efficient mine cooling

    Bluhm Burton Engineering (BBE) is currently implementing energy management ventilation and refrigeration systems for mines to reduce overall and to manage energy consumption. BBE's Director, Raymond Funnell, has underscored that there is a boom in...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/13
  • Global geothermal market is growing

    A report from GEA reveal that the geothermal power market is achieving a growth rate of 4-5% with around 700 projects currently under development in 76 countries.

    • Publication date : 2014/05/13
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • "Smart" fridges

    "Smart" fridges that stay cool by talking to each other, run on renewable electricity (photovoltaics, wind turbines) and are capable of negotiating the most energy efficient way to keep food cold have been developed by researchers from CSIRO's...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • PCMs and ice slurries: PCMs: two recent applications

    Phase-change materials (PCMs) can provide thermal storage which means that they can absorb thermal energy when they solidify and release it when they melt. This can be very useful to dampen temperature swings. PCMs are usually water-based and are...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • Solar cooling: Perspectives in Australia

    A paper by P. Kohlenbach and M. Dennis1 presented at the 9th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants in Sydney gave an outlook and future perspectives on solar cooling in Australia, focusing on a comparison between the current...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Energy savings: Japan: significant improvement of the energy efficiency of refrigerators

    According to JARN, the energy efficiency of refrigerators in Japan has been continuously improved: their power consumption has been reduced to 1/5th of that 10 years ago. This is in part due to the development of vacuum heat insulators, which are...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • Briefs: Thermal storage in public buildings in California

    Energy storage equipment is to be installed in 28 city buildings and 250 local businesses as part of a partnership between Glendale Water & Power and Ice Energy. The USD 4.25 million programme will install 1.5 MW of energy storage and marks...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Briefs: Thermoacoustics for air conditioning

    The Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), is developing a new form of refrigeration for cooling at room temperature, based on thermoacoustics, which was previously used only for cryogenic temperatures. The technology PARC developed is claimed to...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Cogeneration power and cooling for an army mobile system

    This paper was presented at the IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference in Glasgow (Sept. 2004). With the US army's ongoing need to make systems smaller, lighter, quieter and more efficient, new technologies to meet these needs are continuously being...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/24
  • Brief: solar cooling on the rise

    The European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) presented its statistics for the European market including all 25 member states. Results showed 12% growth in 2004, predicted to continue into 2005. At the time of the survey there were...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • ICR2019: focus on innovative refrigeration technologies for developing countries

    Several papers presented during the IIR International Congress of Refrigeration in August 2019 addressed advances in the refrigeration technologies that are particularly adapted to hot countries with limited electricity supply: solar...

    • Publication date : 2019/11/29
    • Subjects: Developing country
  • Solar Air conditioning

    With high summer temperatures, air-conditioning and thermal comfort are increasingly important issues, but raise the challenges of high energy consumption and of environmental consequences. Three recent projects use solar energy to operate...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • 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 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
  • Cryogenic nitrogen in the food and beverage industry

    The adoption of cryogenic processes in the food and beverage industry is predominantly driven by liquid nitrogen (LIN), and it is the preferred candidate for food chilling and...

    • Last update : 2023/06/02
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freezing of foodstuffs
  • 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)
  • 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 : 2023/05/10
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Ice creams
  • Cryogenics in the pharmaceutical industry: drug design and bioavailability improvement

    Research activities in the pharmaceutical sector focus primarily on developing novel drug formulations which can elicit the desired response upon being administered to the patient...

    • Last update : 2023/03/10
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freeze-drying in biology and medicine, Cryobiology, cryomedicine: general information
  • 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 : French, English
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Containment, refrigerant charge reduction