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  • Prehistoric flower from the permafrost blooms again

    A team of scientists has reportedly resurrected seeds of a 30 000-years-old variety of Silene stenophylla.

    • Publication date : 2012/06/18
  • Edible carrot films display food packaging potential

    Barrier properties exhibited by carrot-based edible films demonstrate potential for their use as packaging for a variety of food types, according to recent research from China.

    • Publication date : 2011/12/27
  • IIR Member news: Picard is 30

    Picard Surgelés, a corporate member of the IIR, is celebrating its 30th anniversary and is offering customers a 30% discount on a range of delectable foods, including a creative festive pack of 30 macaroons in a variety of flavours. With over 500...

    • Publication date : 2004/04/28
  • Is that watermelon too big for your fridge?

    Producers have caught on to the fact that most European consumers can't fit 6 kg watermelons in their fridges. Solinda, a miniature watermelon variety, has been launched in the UK. It has no black pips, weighs a mere kilo or two and has been bred...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • The Air conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) issued a white paper on Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV).

    The white paper, entitled "Characterizing the efficiency of energy recovery ventilation and informing the design of HVAC systems", supplements the ARI guideline V: "Calculating the Efficiency of Energy Recovery Ventilation and its Effect on...

    • Publication date : 2004/05/18
  • Berry efficient chilling

    The storage and transport of berries has come a long way since they were transported by an iced horse cart in 1843. Today, growers in the Pajaro Valley from the Berry Bowl label are breaking in a brand new USD 2 million state-of-the-art flash...

    • Publication date : 2005/09/30
  • A promising future for electric field refrigeration

    A team of researchers from Pennsylvania State University, supported by the US Department of Energy and led by Qiming Zhang are investigating electrically induced heat effects of some ferroelectric polymers which could allow for compressor-free...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Integrated CO2-CHP system

    Brunel - a UK University - and 14 industrial partners in the commercial refrigeration sector have presented an innovative integrated energy system which has been designed to meet the needs of medium and large supermarkets and can be tailored to...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/11
  • Trends: compressors

    - Global compressor sales JARN has published an extensive overview of compressor markets in 2009. On the whole, the compressor market has suffered from the decrease in the air-conditioning market (-2.9% compared with 2008). Sales of rotary...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Charge minimization in hydrocarbon systems

    This paper was presented at the IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference in Glasgow (Sep. 2004). It presents the results of the project to minimize charge in a R290 system that has 1-1.5 kW refrigeration capacity. Currently, there are many guidelines...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/24
  • The future of HFCs was at the heart of discussions in Geneva

    Several issues of importance for the refrigeration sector were handled during the 30th meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in Geneva, on June 15-18, 2010 where...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Cryoextraction techniques for better tasting wine?

    A recent study in Spain suggests that freezing white grapes using low temperatures in the winemaking process, produces wines that are more aromatic than wines produced with traditional...

    • Publication date : 2020/11/27
  • The French frozen food market

    Total consumption (including foodservice as well as retail channels) amounted to an estimated EUR 9.1bn in 2013, of which the retail sector was worth approximately 60%.

    • Publication date : 2015/01/15
  • Thai frozen food industry

    In 1991, frozen food was firstly introduced to Thai consumers whereas they were well known for their taste sensation, reasonable price, safe and cleaning process in 1993.

    • Publication date : 2016/12/16
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Simplifying the preservation at very low temperature of tissues used in ophthalmology

    Researchers have compared the effects of −28 °C (standard freezer) and −80 °C preservation on human amniotic membrane, which is commonly used in ophthalmic...

    • Publication date : 2022/05/30
    • Subjects: Technology