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Kigali Reduction Targets Not Compatible with Paris Agreement, Study Reports

May 12, 2022

The HFCs emission targets agreed under the Kigali Amendment are not compatible with the goal of keeping the increase in global temperature at no more than 1.5°C (2.7°F), as stated in the Paris Agreement. Read more

Adoption of new air-conditioning safety standard a milestone for climate-friendly cooling

May 04, 2022

The prospect of clean and sustainable cooling has made a major advance with approval of an international standard on safety requirements for electrical heat pumps, air-conditioners and dehumidifiers intended for household use. Read more

Industry refrigerant guidance outlines system efficiency and safety challenges

April 29, 2022

Free refrigerant guidance jointly published by building engineering trade bodies looks at the safety and energy efficiency requirements of changing environmental legislation. Read more

First ATMO World Summit A Success With Attendees from Over 70 Countries

April 19, 2022

The first ATMO World Summit for natural refrigerant technologies was a success with attendees from more than 70 countries around the world and representatives from more than 400 companies. Read more

ATMO World Summit: CO2 is ‘Close to the Ideal Refrigerant’

April 11, 2022

“CO2 is as close to the ideal refrigerant as you can come,” said Dorin Sales Manager Giacomo Pisano, citing CO2 [R744] refrigeration pioneer Professor Gustav Lorentzen, who developed the modern transcritical CO2 cycle. Read more

Bulgarian OEM Schiessl Provides Low-Temp CO2 Racks Linked to R290 Chillers for German Warehouse

April 05, 2022

Schiessl Bulgaria, a Sofia-based industrial refrigeration manufacturer, recently delivered, to a new German logistics center, two low-temperature DX (direct expansion) CO2 (R744) racks that are linked to three propane (R290) chillers. Read more

Dong Mingzhu Calls for Standardization Construction

March 29, 2022

The 10th Plenary Meeting of ISO/TC86/SC4 Subcommittee of Testing and Rating of Refrigerant Compressors (ISO/TC86/SC4) was officially held on February 21. Delegations from 9 countries, 4 ISO officers, foreign experts and the Chinese delegation attended this meeting. This was the first time for Dong Mingzhu, Chairperson and President of Gree Electric Appliances, to meet the members as the chairperson of ISO/TC86/SC4 subcommittee. Read more

F-gas revision promises steeper phase down

March 15, 2022

Proposals to accelerate the phase down of refrigerants under the European F-gas regulations could see the current allowable quota slashed by around 50% in 2024. Read more

MHI develops nitrogen-based ULT system

March 14, 2022

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Corporation (MHI) has developed a large capacity, ultra low temperature brine refrigeration system using nitrogen as the refrigerant. Read more

Food-Packing Company Saves 30% in Energy with CO2 Brine Chiller

March 11, 2022

A U.K. food-packing company has saved 120,000kWh, equalling 30% of the company’s energy consumption, with a new CO2 (R744) brine chiller from Danish OEM Advansor. Read more

Ozone Secretariat – UNEP: Launch of the online introductory course ‘International legal framework on ozone layer protection’

March 05, 2022

Designed for government representatives and national stakeholders new to the Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol, students of environmental law, and anyone interested in learning about the ozone treaties, the online course launched by the Ozone Secretariat aims to provide an introduction to the international legal framework on ozone layer protection. Read more

German Brewery Chooses R290 Chiller for Production Site

March 04, 2022

A German brewery has chosen a Stratos VP10 propane (R290) chiller from Secon for a production facility, according to a company post on LinkedIn. Read more

Koura submits CO2 alternative for ASHRAE approval

February 28, 2022

The unusual component blend of a new non-flammable refrigerant from Koura, which it claims has a lower environmental impact and better performance than CO2, has now been revealed. Read more

Russian Government to adopt new measures on state regulation of consumption and use of ODSs and F-gases

February 22, 2022

On February 18, 2022, the Government of the Russian Federation adopted the Regulation No.206, “On measures of the state regulation of consumption and circulation of ozone-depleting substances.” Read more

Europe highlights revision of EN378

February 16, 2022

The European Commission has pinpointed a revision of EN 378 and the risk analysis process for flammable refrigerants as a priority for this year. Read more

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