International events: GL2008

The 8th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Working Fluids (GL2008) was held in Copenhagen on September 7-10, 2008. The event attracted 397 participants from 32 countries. The initial conferences in the series tended to attract participants from universities and research centres, whereas the industry has now become very interested in these events: roughly half the attendees were from the manufacturing, designing, installer, consultancy and service sectors. This demonstrates that the focus is clearly on applications. The IIR and several manufacturers ran stands. A total of 130 papers, including 50 on CO2, were presented. Fifteen papers dealt with heat pumps, 8 covered ammonia and 8 dealt with hydrocarbons, 8 were on sorption and 10 dealt with secondary refrigerants including two-phase and slurry technology. 4 technical tours took place: Energy efficient refrigeration with natural refrigerants CO2 and R-1270 in a full-scale FØtex supermarket; transcritical CO2 refrigeration booster system for Coop supermarket; Denmark's largest transcritical industrial cold and frost storage system with CO2 at Inco Denmark; efficient supermarket refrigeration with transcritical CO2 applied by SuperBest. Mark the date of the 9th Gustav Lorentzen event in your diaries: it will take place in Sydney, Australia, on April 12-14, 2010. Purchase the GL2008 proceedings: The photo shows in the foreground on the left: Prof. Joachim (Joe) Paul, the main organizer of GL2008. Photo courtesy of