hydrocarbons21.com RSS feed news, products, community - hydrocarbons21.com is the industry platform for hydrocarboncooling and heating experts worldwide. http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/rss article company event paper hydrocarbons21.com RSS feed http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/rss http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/themes/hydrocarbons21/img/logo.png 140 70 (c) 2016 hydrocarbons21.com RSS2Writer Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:03:28 +0200 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/rss en-gb Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:03:28 +0200 China&rsquo;s HCFC phase-out ambitions under spotlight at Gustav Lorentzen http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7129 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7129 2016-08-25 23:42:20 article <p>Experts attending the 2016 Gustav Lorentzen conference this week were optimistic that China&rsquo;s HCFC phase-out plan will trigger wider uptake of natural refrigerants across the Asian powerhouse.</p> Bridging the training gap down under http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7125 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7125 2016-08-25 10:55:56 article <p><em>Raising natural refrigerant training standards is central to Box Hill&rsquo;s education center in Melbourne, Australia. </em></p> Natrefs, a significant part of Aldi South&rsquo;s climate strategy http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7122 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7122 2016-08-23 12:29:44 article <p><em>Extensive use of natural refrigerants is an integral part of Aldi South&rsquo;s climate strategy, according to the retailer&rsquo;s first Corporate Responsibility report published on 14 July. </em></p> ColdChain Eurasia Expo http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/1087 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/1087 2016-08-23 12:06:20 event ColdChain Eurasia Expo&nbsp;is where the participants can network, learn and strengthen their business in a region packed with opportunity and long-term growth potential.&nbsp;It will comprise a trade exhibition to connect suppliers with buyers and a specialist conference for education, information and debate amongst the professionals who develop and shape the industry in the region.&nbsp;<br /><br />The event will be co-located with&nbsp;WorldFood Istanbul, the region&rsquo;s largest and most influential trade event for the burgeoning food industry. With almost 500 exhibiting companies and 15,000 visitors regularly participating at&nbsp;WorldFood Istanbul, ColdChain Eurasia Expo&nbsp;will tap into a vibrant business atmosphere and ready-made source of buyers in addition to those outside of the food sector. US DeCA considers hydrocarbons http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7121 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7121 2016-08-23 11:26:56 article <p><em>The US Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) is considering testing R-290 (propane) systems in their stores located in military bases around the world. </em></p> HFC phase-down: 'Huge business opportunity' for natrefs http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7119 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7119 2016-08-22 23:45:53 article <p>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 Lorentzen Natural Working Fluids Conference in Edinburgh today.</p> Gustav Lorentzen conference to focus on latest innovations http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7115 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7115 2016-08-17 18:02:58 article <p>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. <em>&nbsp;</em></p> US pioneers prison sentences for refrigerant leaks http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7114 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7114 2016-08-16 14:39:45 article <p><em>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 Clean Air Act. </em></p> New opportunities for Hydrocarbons in Oman? http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7113 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7113 2016-08-16 12:38:38 article <p><em>This week, the gulf state Oman announced stage two of their plan to radically cut HCFC&rsquo;s, ozone-depleting substances, by 2020. </em><em>Official sources linked to the Government have opened the door to a wider use of hydrocarbons as a leading alternative. </em></p> IIR encouraging women to pursue careers in HVAC&amp;R http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7112 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7112 2016-08-10 15:35:45 article <p>The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) yesterday announced the creation of a new working group on careers in refrigeration. Part of the group&rsquo;s remit will to raise interest in pursuing HVAC&amp;R careers among women.</p> Whole Foods installs USA&rsquo;s first hydrocarbon-CO2 cascade system http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7110 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7110 2016-08-10 11:10:42 article <p><em>US food retailer Whole Foods has installed an R290-CO<sub>2</sub> commercial refrigeration system at a store in Santa Clara, California. The environmentally friendly system is the first of its kind in the United States.</em></p> Mexico looks to Montreal Protocol for natrefs boost http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7111 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7111 2016-08-10 09:23:49 article <p>Mexico is seeking an agreement within the Montreal Protocol framework that would enable a phase-down of HFCs in the country. Accelerate America reports.</p> Ecosaveit Ltd http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/ecosaveit_ltd http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/ecosaveit_ltd 2016-08-09 14:16:22 company Ecosaveit is a renewable energy consultancy focused on energy efficiency, system design and development using heat pump technologies integrated with other renewable sources. UPDATED: Rio Olympics: A missed opportunity for natural refrigerants? http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7105 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7105 2016-08-08 17:00:07 article <p><em>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&amp;R applications. </em></p> Natrefs could satisfy 77% of India&rsquo;s cooling needs by 2030 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7098 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7098 2016-08-02 11:21:02 article <p>Natural refrigerants are set to play a huge role in India&rsquo;s HVAC&amp;R industry, according to the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). The Indian NGO is urging international policymakers to adopt a mechanism prioritising natural refrigerants in the future global HFC phase-down.</p> 2016 Euroheat &amp; Power District Energy Days http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/1074 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/1074 2016-08-02 07:21:40 event <p>The Euroheat &amp; Power District Energy Days&nbsp;will provide a high-level forum for policy-makers, industry and civil society to exchange views on how thermal networks can help deliver a smoother energy transition at European, national and local level.</p> <p>&nbsp;This policy conference will be followed by two additional and related events: first the 2nd edition of the DHC+ Brokerage event and second, the final conference of the&nbsp;<a href="http://stratego-project.eu/" target="_blank">STRATEGO</a>&nbsp;project.&nbsp;</p> Australia: United industry can steer future for natural refrigerants http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7097 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7097 2016-08-01 12:53:36 article <p>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 of leading industry associations interviewed for <em>Accelerate Australia &amp; NZ</em> magazine<em>.</em></p> AHRI: Hydrocarbons to feature in U.S. research this autumn http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7095 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7095 2016-07-28 14:48:31 article <p>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 Institute (AHRI) told hydrocarbons21.com.</p> Hydrocarbon safety standards high on global agenda http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7092 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7092 2016-07-28 11:31:56 article <p>Out-dated international standards that arbitrarily restrict the use of hydrocarbons in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment are increasingly seen as a barrier to wider uptake of climate-friendly alternatives to HFCs, it emerged during last week&rsquo;s Montreal Protocol discussions on managing HFCs in Vienna.</p> Californian incentive funds on hold until 2017 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7090 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7090 2016-07-27 10:32:49 article <p>California&rsquo;s refrigerant incentive programme, which has earmarked $20 million for businesses planning to install low-GWP refrigeration equipment, is on hold until 2017.</p>