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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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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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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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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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Converting ice-cream freezers from R404A to R290

Converting ice-cream freezers from R404A to R290

26 July 2016
Brazilian compressor manufacturer Embraco has set about determining how easy it is to convert a small light commercial freezer from HFC blend R404A to natural refrigerant propane (R290).
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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's ...
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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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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.