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Industrial Refrigeration System Market - Global Forecast to 2026

October 20, 2021

The global industrial refrigeration system market is estimated to grow from USD 19.4 billion in 2021 to USD 25.1 billion by 2026 at a CAGR of 5.3% during 2021–2026. The growth of the industrial refrigeration system market is driven by factors such as the rising demand for innovative and compact refrigeration systems; increasing government support to strengthen cold chain infrastructure in developing countries; and growing inclination toward eco-friendly refrigerant-based refrigeration systems due to stringent regulatory policies. Read more

French Seafood Processor Saves Up to 36% in Energy With CO2 Cooling/Heating

October 20, 2021

French seafood processor Pescanova has installed two identical CO2 racks at a plant in France, saving 20-26% in energy usage compared with the old f-gas system and an additional 10% from heat recovery. Read more

China Just Entered a Major International Climate Agreement. Now Comes the Hard Part

October 11, 2021

Under the Kigali Amendment, Chinese chemical companies must stop emitting a super-pollutant called HFC-23. The challenges are enormous. Read more

ICSTI reported at the 6th meeting of the Supervising Committee of the Arctic Council project

October 08, 2021

On September 21, 2021, the 6th meeting of the Supervising Committee of the Arctic Council project “Phase-out of Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases and Ozone-Depleting Substances at Fish and Seafood Processing Enterprises of the Murmansk Oblast (Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation). Phase 2” was held. Read more

Hydrocarbon compressors dominate in China

October 05, 2021

Hermetic reciprocating compressors running on hydrocarbon refrigerants now account for around 80% of sales in China’s home market, with R134a units being mainly produced for export. Read more

Presentations ATMOsphere Europe 2021

October 01, 2021

Important HVAC&R industry stakeholders from across Europe and beyond—including end users, technology suppliers, and representatives from local governments and international organisations—all gathered online at ATMOsphere Europe 2021 to network, learn, exchange knowledge and discuss new developments in the natural refrigerants market. Read more

ATMOsphere Europe Keynoter: NatRefs Outperform F-Gases in Efficiency

October 01, 2021

Natural refrigerants outperform f-gas refrigerants in energy efficiency and are less costly, proclaimed keynote speaker Collin Bootsveld, Project Engineer for Belgian food retailer Colruyt Group, at the ATMOsphere Europe Summit 2021 conference, which ran online from September 28-29. Read more

It’s Europe’s most chilling crime – but it’s met with chilling inaction from Romanian authorities

September 30, 2021

Romania was revealed to be a major illegal entry point in the EU for Chinese-made, climate-harming HFC refrigerants – but more than two months later, zero enforcement action has been taken. Read more

India ratifies Kigali amendment

September 29, 2021

Following approval by the cabinet and prime minister Shri Narendra Modi last month, India has now ratified the Kigali Amendment to phase down HFC refrigerants. Read more

REFCOM welcomes £1m penalty for F-gas offender

September 28, 2021

The UK’s primary F-Gas register REFCOM has welcomed the Environment Agency’s decision to hammer a company with a fine of more than £1m for breaching the F-gas Regulations. Read more

U.S. Will Dramatically Cut Climate-Damaging Greenhouse Gases with New Program Aimed at Chemicals Used in Air Conditioning, Refrigeration

September 25, 2021

Today, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule establishing a comprehensive program to cap and phase down the production and consumption of climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the United States. HFCs are potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, as well as foams and many other applications. A global phasedown of HFCs is expected to avoid up to 0.5°C of global warming by 2100. This final rule will phase down the U.S. production and consumption of HFCs by 85% over the next 15 years, as mandated by the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act that was enacted in December 2020. Read more

ATMOsphere’s Annual Market Forecast Predicts Ongoing NatRef Boom

September 24, 2021

The new report looks at the global market size and growth of commercial and industrial refrigeration: in Europe, the U.S., and Japan. Read more

2021 HFC consumption limit reached in Russia. Call for applications for 2022 is open

September 21, 2021

At an interdepartmental meeting held at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation with the participation of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Federal Customs Service and Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resource Usage, it was confirmed that the HFC consumption limit established in Russia for 2021—46,292,794 t CO2-eq.—was reached. Read more

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

September 16, 2021

In 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed September 16 as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer commemorating the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987. The Protocol supported the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer adopted two years before. Read more

Arctic Council Project at the Seafood Expo Russia

September 15, 2021

On September 8-10, 2021, the 4th Global Fishery Forum and the exhibition of the seafood industry and technologies Seafood Expo Russia were held in St. Petersburg. Read more

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