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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. 
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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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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 ...
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Embraco sees US hydrocarbon market growing

Embraco sees US hydrocarbon market growing

30 June 2016
Speaking to hydrocarbons21.com at the ATMOsphere America conference in Chicago, Brazilian compressor manufacturer Embraco is optimistic about the growth potential for hydrocarbon refrigeration technology in the United...
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Brexit: Mixed feelings for industry as uncertainty reigns

Brexit: Mixed feelings for industry as uncertainty reigns

30 June 2016
With many questions regarding the United Kingdom’s forthcoming exit from the European Union yet to be answered, industry representatives are divided on the extent to which Brexit will affect businesses operating...
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Brexit: Former IOR president foresees HVAC&R industry...

Brexit: Former IOR president foresees HVAC&R industry...

27 June 2016
23 June was Women in Engineering Day in the United Kingdom. And in an in-out referendum on EU membership held on the same day, the UK decided to leave the European Union. We spoke to former Institute of Refrigeration ...