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High-efficiency propane heat pumps on show at Purdue

High-efficiency propane heat pumps on show at Purdue

20 July 2016
Propane heat pumps with sub-cooling can be 31% more efficient at heating water in the home than conventional technology, according to new research presented by academics from the University of Valencia at last week&rs...
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EIA calls on Montreal Protocol Parties to tackle illegal ...

EIA calls on Montreal Protocol Parties to tackle illegal ...

18 July 2016
The scale of illegal HCFC trade could potentially be larger than that previously seen with CFCs, warns the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) in a new report published ahead Montreal Protocol talks this week tha...
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UK, Germany support natural refrigerants in Thailand

UK, Germany support natural refrigerants in Thailand

15 July 2016
The United Kingdom and Germany this week (12 July) announced that they are jointly providing Thailand with a grant of 560 million baht to support the development of climate-friendly HVAC&R equipment.
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Purdue: F-gas phase-down driving HVAC&R innovation

Purdue: F-gas phase-down driving HVAC&R innovation

14 July 2016
Leading researchers on heating and cooling are gathering at Purdue University, Indiana to share knowledge on technological innovations that can help deliver the objectives of new environmental legislation. 
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SECOP: Regulation creating new opportunities for hydrocar...

SECOP: Regulation creating new opportunities for hydrocar...

14 July 2016
EU and US regulations are driving radical change in the heating and cooling market – creating new opportunities for hydrocarbons, SECOP’s Pieter Boink told hydrocarbons21.com. 
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R290 units in Vietnam’s cold stores delivering 20-2...

R290 units in Vietnam’s cold stores delivering 20-2...

14 July 2016
As part of a UNIDO project implemented in Vietnam, R290 units were installed in four companies to replace previous R22-based systems. With its innovative financing scheme and effective mixture of policy support, techn...
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Ready for takeoff: putting natural refrigerants into space

Ready for takeoff: putting natural refrigerants into space

11 July 2016
The Dutch National Aerospace Centre (NLR) is crossing new frontiers by developing a hydrocarbon heat pump to cool down spacecraft. If successful the project may lead to new applications for natural refrigerants back o...
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Frascold USA backs propane chillers for U.S. market

Frascold USA backs propane chillers for U.S. market

7 July 2016
Frascold USA, a division of Italian compressor maker Frascold, is supporting the adoption of propane/glycol chillers using its compressor technology in the United States.
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Liebherr celebrates record turnover in new report

Liebherr celebrates record turnover in new report

4 July 2016
Swiss manufacturer Liebherr’s decision to invest in innovative hydrocarbon-based HVAC&R technologies is paying off, reveals their 2015 annual report. 
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Target notifies case suppliers about propane-only policy

Target notifies case suppliers about propane-only policy

4 July 2016
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation has sent out notifications to its suppliers of self-contained refrigeration equipment indicating that its policy is to use only propane as the refrigerant in self-contained units, ...
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Hydrocarbons on the rise in US

Hydrocarbons on the rise in US

4 July 2016
While hydrocarbons are already widely used for HVAC&R applications in Europe and Japan, uptake of the technology has typically been slower in the United States. But manufacturers like True, Embraco and Galileo T.P...
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Zanotti pushing R290 units for food refrigeration

Zanotti pushing R290 units for food refrigeration

4 July 2016
Italian designer and manufacturer of food refrigeration systems Zanotti is partnering with hydrocarbons21.com to showcase its sustainable, energy-saving solutions using natural refrigerants.
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Global CFC ban helping ozone layer to heal

Global CFC ban helping ozone layer to heal

1 July 2016
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found that the thinning in the ozone layer above Antarctica is starting to heal. 
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Slovak EU Presidency to tackle Brexit, COP22 and Montreal...

Slovak EU Presidency to tackle Brexit, COP22 and Montreal...

1 July 2016
The Slovak EU Presidency of the European Union is set to be particularly eventful, with the challenges posed by Brexit and the migrant crisis likely to be significant. Putting together the EU’s contribution to M...
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Future HVAC&R investment to focus on energy efficienc...

Future HVAC&R investment to focus on energy efficienc...

1 July 2016
Investment in energy efficiency and clean energy technology is expected to increase in the next twelve months, according to a clear majority of energy management experts canvassed for the 2016 Johnson Controls Energy ...