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  • ICCC2016 highlights: ageing of refrigerated truck insulation

    This summary refers to a paper presented during the IIR International Cold Chain Conference (ICCC2016) which took place in New Zealand. This paper can be downloaded from Fridoc database by using the direct link provided at the end of the article.

    • Publication date : 2016/08/25
  • Growing popularity of LNG as a fuel in maritime and land transport

    Less than 1% of the world fleet is LNG-powered, but this figure is expected to grow at least fivefold over the coming years. Recent figures suggest that the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel for...

    • Publication date : 2021/01/26
  • Alternatives to replace R404A for refrigerated transport

    With about 5 million refrigerated vehicles operating worldwide, there is active research and development focusing on identifying alternatives to R404A, which is traditionally used in truck and trailer...

    • Publication date : 2020/09/04
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • Fuel-cell-based system for refrigerated transport

    According to researchers* from the National Renewable Energy Centre in Sarriguren, Spain, hydrogen fuel cells could offer a solution for refrigerated transport.

    • Publication date : 2013/05/07
  • CO2 for transport refrigeration systems

    A paper presented during the 10th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference held in Delft in 2012 summarizes developments on cryogenic solutions for refrigerated vehicles using liquid CO2 in an open cycle system.

    • Publication date : 2013/03/08
  • Markets: Refrigerated road transport: facts and figures

    According to a recent TechNavio Insights study on the UK refrigerated road transport market study, the estimated total number of refrigerated road transport vehicles in the UK, in 2008, was around 140@000. Of these, 43% (60@000) were vans and...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • Autonomous systems for refrigerated transport

    The refrigerated transport sector is looking for solutions to reduce fuel consumption, refrigerant emissions and noise emissions. - Autonomous systems cooled by cryogenic secondary coolants offer alternatives. A system developed in Germany uses...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/25
  • Cold chain news: India’s growing cold chain

    With a 63.5-million-tonne annual production of fruit, 105-million-tonne annual production of milk, India is the largest fruit and milk producer in the world. It is also the second vegetable producer in the world with an annual production of 125.89...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Over 700 LNG stations for road transport in Europe

    The Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe) has identified 707 LNG stations in Europe and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries.

    • Publication date : 2023/11/10
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Pioneering CO2 road vehicles

    Aldi Süd, Germany's biggest supermarket chain, is investing in new road transportation for frozen food and beverages with a view to promoting CO2. The next-generation vehicles will go into serial production after being exhibited at the Frankfurt...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • Over 650 LNG stations for road transport in Europe

    The Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe) has identified 664 LNG stations in Europe and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries.

    • Publication date : 2023/04/24
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Liquid hydrogen as a transportation fuel

    With ever-rising petrol prices and global warming issues, alternative fuels for transportation are high up on the priority list. Hydrogen is already used for this purpose in fuel cell vehicles, but liquid-hydrogen-automobile technology is...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • Hydrogen update

    Torild Skogsholm, Norway's Minister of Transport and Communication, has announced that Norway intends to create a hydrogen highway. The NOK 30 million (roughly 3.8 million €) Hydro-led HyNor project will make it possible to drive from Oslo to...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • Refrigerated storage trends

    Several cold store building projects illustrate trends currently observed in the refrigerated storage field: - by building in Harnes the largest cold store in France, frozen chip producer Mc Cain intends to house under one roof in April 2010 its...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • Juice mission: discovering the icy moons of Jupiter

    ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (Juice) lifted off on an Ariane 5 rocket on 14 April 2023. This successful launch marks the beginning of an ambitious journey to discover the secrets...

    • Publication date : 2023/04/26
    • Subjects: Technology