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  • 2005 AHR Expo Innovation award winners

    The winners of the third annual AHR (Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration) Expo Innovation awards will be honoured during a ceremony during the 2005 AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida, on February 8, 2005. The product entries were judged for...

    • Publication date : 2004/12/22
  • Cold storage of evergreen seedlings affected by global warming

    Due to global warming, conifer seedlings are more often exposed to desiccation during snow-free winters. Overwinter cold storage allows to improve their survival, provided that...

    • Publication date : 2022/05/23
    • Subjects: Technology, Environment
  • An innovative ripening room inside a container.

    Dutch manufacturer Interko has launched an innovative fruit ripening room inside of a standard refrigerated container.

    • Publication date : 2021/06/07
    • Subjects: Technology
  • USA: Update on the high-GWP HFC ban

    In January, the U.S. Court of Appeals denied petitions for a rehearing of its ruling on high-GWP HFCs.

    • Publication date : 2018/03/22
    • Subjects: Regulation, HFCs alternatives
  • Canada: Government intends to prohibit R134a in commercial refrigeration

    A Notice of Intent was published by the Canadian Ministry of Environment indicating that the government is considering prohibition of the manufacture and import of high GWP refrigerants, including R134a, R507 series and R404A in certain commercial...

    • Publication date : 2015/04/09
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • Canada could follow US with HFC bans in certain applications

    At the UN Climate Summit held in New York on 23 September, the Canadian Environment Minister, Leona Aglukkaq, announced that the government would soon publish a Notice of Intent to regulate HFCs in-line with the proposals recently published by the...

    • Publication date : 2014/10/31
    • Subjects: Regulation, HFCs alternatives
  • US EPA proposes to prohibit certain high-GWP HFCs in MAC and retail refrigeration

    EPA proposed in July 2014 to change the status of certain HFCs with high GWP previously listed as acceptable under the EPA’s SNAP Program to unacceptable in several end-uses.

    • Publication date : 2014/10/29
    • Subjects: Regulation, HFCs alternatives
  • Europe: the proposal to review the F-Gas Regulation has been published, and the proposal to ban PFAS has been delayed.

    At the beginning of April, the European Commission published  a proposal to update the F-Gas Regulation . In addition, the proposed PFAS ban has been delayed for six months. 

    • Publication date : 2022/04/29
  • Low GWP refrigerants for Olympic ice rinks in China

    For the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, nine ice rinks are used. five use CO2 as a  refrigerant, and four use R449A. 

    • Publication date : 2022/02/28
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • Special permission for Olympic ammonia bobsleigh

    Russian authorities granted special permission for the construction of the country’s first ammonia refrigeration plant for the 1814-m bobsleigh track constructed in Krasnaya Polyana in the Western Caucasus, for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

    • Publication date : 2012/07/31
  • Brief: York International

    York International signed a 25 million USD contract, believed to be the largest ever air-conditioning contract of this type, to provide cooling to the Dubai Airport extension. The York team worked alongside the Dubai department of Civil Aviation...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Ozone-climate interactions

    Ozone affects climate, and climate affects ozone. According to NASA's Observatory Earth, well before the expected stratospheric ozone layer recovery date of 2050, ozone's effects on climate may become the main driver of ozone loss in the...

    • Publication date : 2004/04/28
  • Briefs: Interactive fridge

    LG electronics has launched a state-of-the-art refrigerator that is not just for storing food: it is connected to a satellite and provides weather forecasts, displays digital photos, cooking recipes and can be connected to a DVD player, USB drive...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • Symposium International au Maroc

    Cette année, et pour la première fois au Maroc, se tiendra la 6ème édition du Symposium International : "Chaud & Froid et les managements alternatifs, l'optimisation de toutes les énergies" les 25 et 26 Novembre 2004 au Centre des Conférences...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/12
  • International discussions on HFCs

    North America and Micronesia submitted amendments aiming to phase down HFCs under the framework of the Montreal Protocol during the joint 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention and the 26th Meeting of the Parties to...

    • Publication date : 2015/02/11
    • Subjects: Regulation, HFCs alternatives
  • 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 : 2023/06/23
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : LNG and LPG
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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 : 2023/11/07
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freezing of foodstuffs
  • 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
  • Environmental impact of the ice cream industry

    This summary document describes the environmental impact of ice cream manufacturing, which is mainly due to the energy consumption and refrigerants used.

    • Last update : 2022/11/17
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : General information on environment (climate change, ozone depletion…)
  • 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 : 2023/06/30
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Ice creams