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) 2015 hydrocarbons21.com RSS2Writer Fri, 09 Oct 2015 03:27:35 +0200 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/rss en-gb Fri, 09 Oct 2015 03:27:35 +0200 Aquatech Amsterdam http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/908 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/908 2015-10-08 00:00:00 event 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 November 2015 more than 19,000 international water technology professionals will convene in RAI Amsterdam. During 4 days filled with inspiration and innovation, Aquatech provides the perfect platform to network, exchange ideas and do business. Rwandans labelling ozone-friendly appliances that use R600A and R290 to help protect ozone layer http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6680 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6680 2015-10-07 17:16:53 article The Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) is working hard on phasing out HCFC (hydrochlorofluorocarbons) gases used in cooling equipment, which contain ozone-destroying chlorine. The call was made by Collette Ruhamya, the deputy director-general of REMA, while celebrating the International Ozone Day that was marked under the theme &quot;30 Years of Healing the Ozone Together.&quot; The theme is supported by the slogan, &quot;Ozone: All there is between you and UV.&quot;<br /> <br /> &quot;By 2020, the importation of the gases that are used in appliances like refrigerators and air conditioners will be prohibited, and this started by reducing import of ozone-depleting refrigeration gas in the country,&quot; she said.<br /> <br /> At least 67.80 tonnes of the gas was imported in 2012, a figure that jumped to 75.8 tonnes in 2013. 72 tonnes were imported last year. The appliances that are ozone-friendly and allowed into the country are given labels, such as for applianances using 'R600A' and 'R290'. <br type="_moz" /> <br /> Making your green clear: Whole Foods and the DOE on marketing sustainability concepts http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6678 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6678 2015-10-07 14:53:24 article Revered by much of the food retail industry as the company enters a fourth decade of sustainable innovation, Whole Foods Market is a testament to the need not only to implement an effective eco-friendly strategy, but also be able to market it. The DOE&rsquo;s Better Buildings initiative is helping companies like Whole Foods achieve this. FMI Energy: Changing requirements seeing greater favour for hydrocarbons and NH3/CO2 cascade http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6676 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6676 2015-10-06 10:32:22 article The recent FMI Energy &amp; Store Development Conference in San Diego saw refrigeration executives dissect the current culture for consumption and how this is affecting stores and their subsequent choice of refrigeration equipment and refrigerants, with the flexibility and efficiency of hydrocarbon plug in units leading the charge. Commission allocates 2016 quotas to companies selling fluorinated gases http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6669 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6669 2015-10-02 10:56:21 article The European Commission has allocated quotas to companies selling hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the EU in 2016. This is the latest step in a gradual reduction in the amount of the climate-warming gases that can be sold in the EU.<br /> <br /> It follows the adoption of the new EU Regulation on fluorinated gases (F-gases) in 2014, which aims to reduce emissions of the gases by two-thirds by 2030 compared to today's levels.<br /> <br /> HFCs, the most common F-gases, are thousands of times more powerful than carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>). Companies can see their quotas in the HFC Registry, under the F-gas Portal. From Europe to North America: secop&rsquo;s customised propane cabinets for retail stores http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6667 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6667 2015-10-02 10:10:12 article How smart industry collaboration between system manufacturers and the European grocery chain led to the production of an energy efficient propane plug-in cabinet now set to be customised for the North American market. California&rsquo;s Air Resources Board releases draft Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6666 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6666 2015-10-01 17:21:13 article The draft Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy, published 30 September, is now open for the public assessment. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) invites all relevant stakeholders, experts and other interested parties to submit their comments. University patents CO2/HC blend http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6665 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6665 2015-10-01 14:19:55 article An Australian university has filed a patent for a CO<sub>2</sub>/hydrocarbon refrigerant blend which lowers CO<sub>2</sub>&rsquo;s freezing point to -78.5&deg;C.&nbsp;Curtin University in Western Australia has found that by adding what has been described as &ldquo;a small amount&rdquo; of &ldquo;a light hydrocarbon agent&rdquo;, CO<sub>2</sub>&rsquo;s triple point could be lowered to -78.5&deg;C at atmospheric pressure.<br /> <br /> The patent holder sees the CO<sub>2</sub> blend&rsquo;s lower triple point making it a useful addition to the list of currently available refrigerants for specialist industrial applications. These currently include the flammable hydrocarbons ethane, which has a boiling point of -89&deg;C and propylene, which has a boiling point of -47.6&deg;C. Blupura scoops two prizes at European Aqua Awards for eco-friendly watercoolers http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6663 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6663 2015-10-01 10:48:34 article <div>Blupura has been acknowledged for its environmentally friendly R290 and R600a watercolers and chillers with two awards at the 2015 European Aqua awards, held 24 September in Rome.<br /> <br /> <div>- <b>Best Environmental Practice/Green Initiatives</b> (Blusoda watercooler for home and office)</div> <div>- <b>Best Promotion Of Health &amp; Hydration</b> (Among other initiatives, Blupura sponsored the 2015 Conero Running marathon, held off the Adriactic coast)<br /> &nbsp;</div> The Italian manufacturer is known for its eco-friendly philosophy and range of alternatives to bottled water. Blupura was the first watercooler manufacturer in the world to use compressors with natural refrigerant gases (R290).</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> New Bronze Partner, TEGA, offers wide range of natural refrigerants&nbsp; http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6659 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6659 2015-09-30 16:57:16 article hydrocarbons21.com welcomes its newest Bronze Partner, TEGA &ndash; Technische Gase und Gasetechnik GmbH, a prominent refrigerant supplier and service provider based in Germany. UPDATE: A.S. Trust supplying HCR188C/R441A blend to new MTL Cool hydrocarbon cabinet http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6617 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6617 2015-09-29 12:08:00 article MTL Cool launched its new hydrocarbon cooling cabinet at the 2015 FMI Connect Trade using hydrocarbon HCR188C/R441A, a climate-friendly refrigerant developed by A.S. Trust. Senators unveil climate bill ahead of pope's speech http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6648 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6648 2015-09-28 15:03:52 article Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) unveiled the upper chamber's first bipartisan climate bill of the year on Wednesday, ahead of the pope's address to Congress.<br /> <br /> The Super Pollutants Act of 2015 comes a day before Pope Francis is expected to discuss climate change in his historic speech to a joint session.<br /> <br /> The bill is intended to encourage federal agencies to work with businesses and nonprofits to adopt new technologies to limit the presence of so-called &quot;super pollutants&quot; in the atmosphere.<br /> <br /> The legislation targets non-carbon dioxide greenhouse contaminants, which include refrigerants from refrigerators, soot from diesel engines and methane leaked by landfills. UPDATE: shecco's new webinar series begins with a bang as viewers learn more about GUIDE North America http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6636 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6636 2015-09-24 13:50:23 article <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">On 22 September, shecco hosted its first webinar. Led by shecco&rsquo;s Deputy Managing Director Nina Masson, the webinar presented key findings from the newly published GUIDE to Natural Refrigerants in North America. A</span><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">&nbsp;link to the recording of the webinar can be </span><u><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pUNdBcmEvc&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">found here</a></span></u><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">&nbsp;and a video is embedded at the bottom of the video</span>. India, US Reaffirm Their Commitment on Climate Change http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6646 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6646 2015-09-24 12:25:38 article US Secretary of State John Kerry and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj co-chaired the first India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue that ended with an important takeaway of a joint statement on enhancing cooperation on climate change.<br /> <br /> On United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United States and India reaffirmed their commitment to work together towards achieving a successful outcome at the UNFCCC in Paris this December.<br /> <br /> On Montreal Protocol, the United States and India welcomed the continuing work of their bilateral task force on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), including meetings this year in San Antonio and New Delhi, and reaffirmed their commitment to work together to achieve a successful outcome on HFCs in Dubai in November later this year. Assessing ROI: Are CO2 transcritical systems a good investment? http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6644 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6644 2015-09-23 17:11:30 article In the follow-up to his first guest column for Accelerate America, experienced refrigeration executive Jim Knudsen considers energy efficiency, the growing costs of HFC systems, and the impact of regulations in the September edition. Growing use of CO2 and hydrocarbons in light commercial refrigeration continues to freeze out HFCs http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6641 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6641 2015-09-22 15:36:00 article The use of natural refrigerants in light commercial refrigeration applications is on the rise in North America. Secop: Improving Energy Efficiency with Propane Refrigerant http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6638 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6638 2015-09-21 14:35:54 article With the implementation of the fluorinated gas (F-GAS) regulation and the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP), the application of more environmentally friendly Hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants has become the development trend in the refrigeration industry nowadays. The industry has turned its focus to replacing existing refrigerants with propane refrigerants in light commercial refrigeration.<br /> <br /> In August 2015, Secop Compressors (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. conducted roadshows in Shanghai, Qingdao and Shunde with the theme &ldquo;Improving Energy Efficiency with Propane Refrigerant&rdquo;. During the roadshows, Secop not only shared the latest developments across a range of applications but also aptly communicated these innovations to customers.<br /> <br /> Secop invited Dr. Yan Gang, deputy dean of the School of Energy and Power Engineering in Xi&rsquo;an Jiaotong University, to explain the development and trends, international laws and regulations concerning refrigerants, the features and benefits of propane refrigerants, product replacement, and successful case stories on applying propane refrigerants in light commercial refrigeration equipment.<br /> <br /> Deadline closing in to submit abstracts for Gustav Lorentzen Conference on natural refrigerants http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6634 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6634 2015-09-17 15:33:14 article The 12<sup>th</sup><sub> </sub>Gustav Lorentzen Conference, which invites natural refrigerant stakeholders from around the globe to discuss the latest research results and technology developments, has put out a call to submit abstracts. The submission deadline closes on 1 October 2015. GUIDE North America 2015 reveals a colourful and maturing industry for natural refrigerants http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6628 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6628 2015-09-17 10:30:11 article shecco has published the newest addition to its GUIDE series, GUIDE to Natural Refrigerants in North America &ndash; State of the Industry 2015, a comprehensive and exciting follow-up to the previous edition published in 2013. UN Secretary-General's message for the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6631 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6631 2015-09-16 11:47:52 article Not so long ago, humanity stood on the brink of a self-inflicted catastrophe. Our use of ozone-depleting substances such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) had torn a hole in the ozone layer that protects us from the sun&rsquo;s harmful ultraviolet radiation. <br /> <br /> But we tackled this challenge. Thirty years ago, the international community signed the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer. Under its Montreal Protocol, the world united to slash the production and consumption of CFCs and other ozone-depleting substances.