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Key hydrocarbons events in 2012

Key hydrocarbons events in 2012

10 January 2012
In 2012, hydrocarbons21.com will be reporting from leading refrigeration and air conditioning conferences, workshops and trade shows around the world to keep you informed about latest developments regarding the use of...
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2012 outlook: expectations by the hydrocarbons industry

2012 outlook: expectations by the hydrocarbons industry

6 January 2012
hydrocarbons21.com has talked to industry representatives from the US, Europe and Australia about their expectations in 2012 regarding natural refrigerants and hydrocarbons in particular. Read on for their insights re...
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UK: Industry 'eco-inventors' competition launched

6 January 2012 | Heating and Ventilation News
A UK nationwide ‘eco-inventors’ competition aimed at those working within the heating and plumbing industry is up and running, with a deadline of 31 January 2012.
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China: learning from Europe’s experience in HC trai...

China: learning from Europe’s experience in HC trai...

4 January 2012
With hydrocarbons being one of the key alternatives that China is implementing for the phase-out of HCFCs, a Chinese mission has visited Centro Studi Galileo, the Italian expert institute in hydrocarbons training. Mee...
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Best of 2011 - the most popular news on hydrocarbons21.com

Best of 2011 - the most popular news on hydrocarbons21.com

28 December 2011
2011 saw several conversions of production plants to hydrocarbons in developing countries, as well as new hydrocarbon products and investments in serial production. Meanwhile, end-users continued the deployment of nat...
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Secop GmbH

Secop GmbH

Secop is a leading compressor manufacturer committed to develop and support technologies and products that promote energy efficiency. The company active in the sectors of household, light commercial and DC-powered ref...
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Cool Concerns Ltd announces course dates up to Easter 2012

22 December 2011 | Cool Concerns
Cool Concernd Ltd have now scheduled courses up to Easter 2012. This includes sessions on HC refrigerants and CO2 (the new RAC Industry Short Course), the five day Service and Maintenance course, brazer assessments an...
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Waitrose opens its lowest carbon store yet

Waitrose opens its lowest carbon store yet

22 December 2011
At the end of November, Waitrose opened its greenest shop yet, in Bracknell, Berkshire. The 25,000 sqft (2322.576 m2) store incorporates pioneering new features that reduce carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions b...
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China Launches US$265 million Ozone and Climate Change Pr...

22 December 2011 | UNEP
China's Ministry of Environmental Protection today launched the HCFC Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP), a US$270 million project to cut consumption of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by 1 January 2015.   The ...
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ATMOsphere America 2012: The Business case for Natural Re...

ATMOsphere America 2012: The Business case for Natural Re...

20 December 2011
Save the date and get a Christmas early bird discount! For the first time ATMOsphere, the workshop on natural refrigerants, is coming to North America. From 12 - 13 June 2012, around 200 experts will meet in Washingto...
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SNAP ruling opens US market to hydrocarbons: EPA and end-...

SNAP ruling opens US market to hydrocarbons: EPA and end-...

19 December 2011
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gives its perspective on its recent approval opening the US market to three hydrocarbons in household and small commercial stand-alone refrigerators and freezers, outlining...
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SNAP ruling opens US market to hydrocarbons: the industry...

SNAP ruling opens US market to hydrocarbons: the industry...

16 December 2011
This second article collects the views of some industry players on whether the US EPA approval of hydrocarbons in household and small commercial stand-alone refrigerators and freezers, could be seen as the beginning f...
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After 20 year battle, Green Refrigerants finally legal in...

16 December 2011 | Greenpeace
WASHINGTON, DC - The EPA has finally issued a rule making greener refrigeration gases legal in household refrigerators and some commercial freezers. Currently refrigerators and freezers in the U.S. contain HFCs (hydro...
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SNAP ruling opens US market to hydrocarbons: the industry...

SNAP ruling opens US market to hydrocarbons: the industry...

15 December 2011
Industry players react to the US EPA approval of hydrocarbons in certain applications, describing it as “a step in the right direction” that could eventually have a global impact, as more companies start f...
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Hydrocarbon Refrigerants - US EPA Listing of Su...

14 December 2011 | Article / Press | Published: 2011
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it has approved three hydrocarbon refrigerants as acceptable substitutes in household and small commercial stand-alone refrigerators and freezers. On...
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Upcoming webinar: Understanding Compressor Electronics

14 December 2011 | ACHR News
As technology and diagnostic capabilities continue to evolve, it is a natural migration that electronics are now being introduced in air conditioning and refrigeration systems and into the heart of these systems - the...
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SolarChill large-scale demo and technology transfer proje...

SolarChill large-scale demo and technology transfer proje...

14 December 2011
The Global Environment Facility has approved $2.7mio in funding for the “SolarChill Development, Testing and Technology Transfer Outreach” project in Kenya, Swaziland and Colombia. The project is expected ...
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SolarChill backgrounder 2011

14 December 2011 | Article / Press | Published: 2011
This is a background document on SolarChill technology, which integrates the use of solar energy with “Greenfreeze” hydrocarbon refrigeration, while eliminating the need for lead storage batteries by ...
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Progress at end of Durban COP17 climate talks

13 December 2011 | Los Angeles Times
In a surprise turn on Saturday, the 194 countries attending the U.N. climate talks in Durban, South Africa, agreed on a new process that could result in legally binding measures to control global warming. The agreemen...