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Turning point for R290 Air Conditioning Commercialisation

30 September 2014 | HVAC&R Bao China
The use of R290 in household air conditioning applications has received policy support from the related departments in China. In addition, technological development has progressed. According to Yangzi, a major air con...
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New study suggests natural refrigerant technologies outpe...

New study suggests natural refrigerant technologies outpe...

29 September 2014
A new study by Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, developed in partnership with market development company shecco, has found that retailers believe natural refrigerants now outperform traditional HFC systems in terms o...
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Huge potential for hydrocarbons in Asia Pacific

26 September 2014 | Climate Control News
The hydrocarbon market in the Asia Pacific will reach $128.5 million in 2018, according to a new report by MicroMarket Monitor. Although hydrocarbons are flammable, regulatory changes are leading to it being used m...
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Step on the gas: What India must do for the planet

25 September 2014 | Hindustan Times
Jairam Ramesh is right when he says that India should agree to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) — a powerful greenhouse gas. But he is wrong when he argues that the non-patented substitutes for this chemical a...
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R290 in air conditioning in China and India - Part II

R290 in air conditioning in China and India - Part II

25 September 2014
At the 2014 Gustav Lorentzen conference in Hangzhou, China, leading Chinese AC compressor manufacture GMCC, presented on the latest developments regarding R290 in air conditioning (AC) applications. In this second art...
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Canada to align with the US on limiting the use of HFCs

Canada to align with the US on limiting the use of HFCs

24 September 2014
At the UN Climate Summit held in New York on 23 September, the Canadian Environment Minister announced that the government would soon publish a Notice of Intent to regulate HFCs in-line with the proposals recently pub...
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Priority Cool™ hydrocarbon refrigerant tested in Am...

Priority Cool™ hydrocarbon refrigerant tested in Am...

23 September 2014
Priority Cool™ refrigerants are direct replacement hydrocarbon refrigerants for a wide range of refrigeration and air conditioning systems. In August 2014, the American Classic ice cream company tested Priority ...
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Hydrocarbon heat pumps 10-20% more efficient for the same...

Hydrocarbon heat pumps 10-20% more efficient for the same...

22 September 2014
At the GL2014 conference, Jose M. Corberan from the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia chaired session D2 about Refrigerant Charge Reduction in Refrigerating Systems. hydrocarbons21.com sat down with him the day afte...
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Latest R290 heat pump research presented at Gustav Lorent...

Latest R290 heat pump research presented at Gustav Lorent...

18 September 2014
Propane heat pumps, waste heat recovery, refrigerant charge and energy optimisation were some of the most talked about research topics at the 11th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants. Several resea...
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Europe Hydrocarbon Refrigerants Market is estimated to re...

18 September 2014 | Briefingwire
Europe’s hydrocarbon refrigerants market was valued at $46.03 million in 2013 and is estimated to reach $62.43 million by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2014 to 2019. Hydrocarbon refrigerants are gaining p...
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China: Household appliance industry should upgrade produc...

18 September 2014 | HVAC&R Bao China
Chinese HVAC&R industry warns manufactures to pay attention to EU F-gas Regulation in 2014, to meet the export standards. The new regulation will start from 2015. It requires manufactures with pre-refrigerant char...
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Yangzi invests 3.5million RMB on R290 production line

18 September 2014 | HVAC&R Bao China
As one of the manufactures that received the Chinese government’s subsidy for R290 air conditioning production, Yangzi started a R290 production line-reform in February of this year. In total, Yangzi invests &ye...
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Saint Lucia reaffirms commitment to reducing greenhouse g...

17 September 2014 | Government of Saint Lucia
The Saint Lucia Government is aiming to significantly reduce HCFCs by Jan. 2015 through coordinated education and training programs. It successfully phased out ozone depleting CFCs in 2008, two years ahead of schedule...
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Fast growing HFC levels risk undermining climate benefits...

Fast growing HFC levels risk undermining climate benefits...

16 September 2014
A scientific report published by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) evaluating the ozone layer depletion status has found that it is well on track to recove...
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Chillventa set to surpass IKK

15 September 2014 | Cooling Post
The organiser of Nuremberg’s Chillventa exhibition is expecting to reach close to 1,000 exhibitors. If achieved, this would be a record for the show since its launch in 2008 and could surpass the achievements of...