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  • US: a step closer to authorizing HCs in vending machines?

    A submission by A.S. Trust & Holdings requesting SNAP approval for the use of hydrocarbon refrigerant R441A in new vending machines has been found complete by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As a result, “R441A may be sold in new...

    • Publication date : 2012/10/19
  • Refrigerated cheese vending machines in French cities

    A local cheese dairy has installed refrigerated cheese vending machines in several towns in East Moselle, in the east of France.

    • Publication date : 2021/02/19
    • Subjects: General information
  • French oysters go on sale in a vending machine

    A French oyster farmer from Ré Island in France introduced a refrigerated vending machine that dispenses live oysters.

    • Publication date : 2018/01/08
  • Vending machine dispenses fresh foods via RFID

    The startup PantryLabs has created refrigerated kiosks which can identify sandwiches and other perishable products stored within, and can track sales and inventory levels.

    • Publication date : 2014/09/24
  • Briefs: USA

    - The US Department of Energy (DOE) has published on August 31 the first energy efficiency standards for refrigerated vending machines. The new standards take effect in 2012 and over the following 30 years, DOE estimates it will save about 47 TWh...

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09
  • Briefs: Coca-Cola Company

    The Coca-Cola Company has pledged to replace all its vending machines using HFCs with coolers that employ more environmentally friendly refrigerants by 2015. Coca-Cola and it bottling partners have about 10 million vending machines and coolers...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Market: Japanese heat pump market

    A Japanese market research company has analysed the Japanese heat pump market for applications in Eco-Cute water heaters and air-conditioners and published a forecast for market development over the next 10 years. Growth expectations for the...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Commercial refrigeration equipment market in the US

    According to a new Freedonia market study, demand for commercial refrigeration equipment in the US is expected to increase 3.1% per year through 2018 to USD 10.7 billion.

    • Publication date : 2014/05/20
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Briefs: Scoop: MooBella

    MooBella, a US firm, has launched a high-tech vending machine using computer technology to make ice cream scratch in just 45 seconds. Customers choose from a wide range of combinations, then the ice cream is instantaneously aerated, flavoured and...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • Brief: System to go!

    Danfoss has been awarded its 4th consecutive Refrigeration Innovation Award for a completely self-contained refrigeration system. The Interchangeable Cooling Engine (I.C.E.) was designed for vending machine applications - it is already compliant...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • Briefs: Danfoss

    Danfoss has won the 2004 AHR Expo Innovation Award in the refrigeration category for its TN hermetic compressor for CO2. The Innovation Awards, jointly sponsored by ASHRAE and ARI, are designed to encourage innovation and recognise significant...

    • Publication date : 2004/04/28
  • Sound waves to chill ice cream

    On April 15, 2004, Earth Day, Ben & Jerry's announced the development of an environmentally friendly thermoacoustic chilling prototype. Following a company-wide audit of Ben & Jerry's refrigeration uses and its impact on the environment,...

    • Publication date : 2004/07/27
  • Sound waves to chill ice cream

    On April 15, 2004: "Earth Day", Ben & Jerry's ice-cream producers announced the development of an environmentally friendly thermoacoustic chilling prototype. Following a company-wide audit of Ben & Jerry's refrigeration uses and its impact...

    • Publication date : 2004/05/25
  • World AC and compressor trends

    In its recent report, JARN estimates that the HVAC&R market in 2006 was about 66 billion USD and about half of sales were air conditioners and related products. - Regarding the AC market, China, the US, Japan and major European countries make...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • US: EPA expands the use of 4 hydrocarbons and R32

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently authorised the use of four hydrocarbon refrigerants and R32 in various applications.

    • Publication date : 2015/06/19
  • 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 : English, French
    • Themes : Evaporators, condensers and other heat exchangers