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China’s HCFC phase-out ambitions under spotlight at...

China’s HCFC phase-out ambitions under spotlight at...

25 August 2016
Experts attending the 2016 Gustav Lorentzen conference this week were optimistic that China’s HCFC phase-out plan will trigger wider uptake of natural refrigerants across the Asian powerhouse.
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Bridging the training gap down under

Bridging the training gap down under

25 August 2016
Raising natural refrigerant training standards is central to Box Hill’s education center in Melbourne, Australia.
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Natrefs, a significant part of Aldi South’s climate...

Natrefs, a significant part of Aldi South’s climate...

23 August 2016
Extensive use of natural refrigerants is an integral part of Aldi South’s climate strategy, according to the retailer’s first Corporate Responsibility report published on 14 July.
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US DeCA considers hydrocarbons

US DeCA considers hydrocarbons

23 August 2016
The US Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) is considering testing R-290 (propane) systems in their stores located in military bases around the world.
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HFC phase-down: 'Huge business opportunity' for natrefs

HFC phase-down: 'Huge business opportunity' for natrefs

22 August 2016
Global efforts to secure a historic agreement to phase down HFC consumption under the Montreal Protocol are creating opportunities for natural refrigerants to thrive, heard participants in the 12th IIR Gustav Lorentze...
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Gustav Lorentzen conference to focus on latest innovations

Gustav Lorentzen conference to focus on latest innovations

17 August 2016
12th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Natural Working Fluids Conference, to take place in Edinburgh next week, will review latest trends and innovations related to natural refrigerants.  
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US pioneers prison sentences for refrigerant leaks

US pioneers prison sentences for refrigerant leaks

16 August 2016
A man from Ohio has been sentenced to 54 months in jail and a fine of $29.000 for leaking environmentally harming refrigerants into the atmosphere. This follows similar prosecutions by the United States as part of the...
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New opportunities for Hydrocarbons in Oman?

New opportunities for Hydrocarbons in Oman?

16 August 2016
This week, the gulf state Oman announced stage two of their plan to radically cut HCFC’s, ozone-depleting substances, by 2020. Official sources linked to the Government have opened the door to a wider use of hyd...
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IIR encouraging women to pursue careers in HVAC&R

IIR encouraging women to pursue careers in HVAC&R

10 August 2016
The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) yesterday announced the creation of a new working group on careers in refrigeration. Part of the group’s remit will to raise interest in pursuing HVAC&R car...
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Whole Foods installs USA’s first hydrocarbon-CO<sub>2</sub> ca...

Whole Foods installs USA’s first hydrocarbon-CO2 ca...

10 August 2016
US food retailer Whole Foods has installed an R290-CO2 commercial refrigeration system at a store in Santa Clara, California. The environmentally friendly system is the first of its kind in the United States.
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Mexico looks to Montreal Protocol for natrefs boost

Mexico looks to Montreal Protocol for natrefs boost

10 August 2016
Mexico is seeking an agreement within the Montreal Protocol framework that would enable a phase-down of HFCs in the country. Accelerate America reports.
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UPDATED: Rio Olympics: A missed opportunity for natural r...

UPDATED: Rio Olympics: A missed opportunity for natural r...

8 August 2016
The 2016 Olympic Games, taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 5-21 August, appear to have missed the opportunity to opt for natural refrigerants for HVAC&R applications.
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Natrefs could satisfy 77% of India’s cooling needs ...

Natrefs could satisfy 77% of India’s cooling needs ...

2 August 2016
Natural refrigerants are set to play a huge role in India’s HVAC&R industry, according to the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). The Indian NGO is urging international policymakers to adopt a mechanis...
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Australia: United industry can steer future for natural r...

Australia: United industry can steer future for natural r...

1 August 2016
Industry collaboration in Australia will be crucial to raising training standards, implementing a nationwide licensing scheme and providing a legitimate platform for natural refrigerants, according to representatives ...
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AHRI: Hydrocarbons to feature in U.S. research this autumn

AHRI: Hydrocarbons to feature in U.S. research this autumn

28 July 2016
Hydrocarbons are set to be included in the new U.S. government-backed $5.8 million research programme on flammable refrigerants in autumn 2016, a representative of the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Insti...