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 Sat, 01 Aug 2015 01:24:48 +0200 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/rss en-gb Sat, 01 Aug 2015 01:24:48 +0200 UNEP webinar shows how natural refrigerants are integral to sustainable public procurement http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6552 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6552 2015-07-31 16:20:28 article In a webinar held on 30 July by UNEP promoting sustainable public procurement, the need for developing countries to leapfrog HFCs in the process of phasing-out HCFCs was outlined as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency giving an update on what is being done to promote natural refrigerants, in particular in the U.S. Department of Defense. Paris Montreal Protocol meeting makes slow progress on HFCs http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6550 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6550 2015-07-29 17:00:49 article The Montreal Protocol meeting held on 20-24 July in Paris failed to bring a much-needed breath of fresh air into discussions on HFCs as Parties did not succeed in initiating a formal negotiations process on ways to manage of HFCs. Nevertheless progress has been made in this direction and further intersessional meetings will be held prior to the November Meeting of the Parties in Dubai. White House launches American Business Act on Climate Pledge including 13 of the biggest companies in the U.S. from Apple, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo to Google, Microsoft and Walmart. http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6549 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6549 2015-07-29 12:12:57 article On July 27 the White House, Secretary of State John Kerry and senior White House officials hosted 13 of the largest companies from across America who are standing with the Obama Administration to launch the American Business Act on Climate Pledge: Alcoa, Apple, Bank of America, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Cargill, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Google, Microsoft, PepsiCo, UPS, and Walmart. The companies making pledges represent more than $1.3 trillion in revenue in 2014 and a combined market capitalisation of at least $2.5 trillion. Re-launch of The Natural Voice calls for increased recognition of natural refrigerants&rsquo; role by governments globally http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6547 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6547 2015-07-27 17:50:13 article ATMOsphere Network Paris 2015, held on margins of a Montreal Protocol meeting, saw the re-launch of The Natural Voice amidst presentations showing that hydrocarbons and CO<sub>2</sub> are gaining traction worldwide in lieu of HFCs. UPDATE: EPA announces final dates for delisting of HFCs http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6523 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6523 2015-07-24 10:20:16 article <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Following the announcement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on 2nd July outlining the final rule for the delisting of several high-GWP (global warming potential) refrigerants, R744.com and hydrocarbons21.com asked the industry what they thought of the rulings and whether they will have a significant impact on the acceleration for natural refrigerants.</span> Incredible Energy and Cost Saving Potential on Minibars http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6544 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6544 2015-07-23 15:22:25 article DELTA compressors from Secop help to ensure the world&rsquo;s most cost-efficient minibars. Using non-toxic natural gas refrigerant and reducing energy consumption to a minimum, the ultra-efficient Secop DELTA compressor helps Vitrifrigo to introduce a new series of minibars and a future standard within the business. ATMOsphere America 2015 Summary Report: Natural refrigerants more applicable than ever&nbsp; http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6541 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6541 2015-07-22 16:21:55 article Couldn&rsquo;t make it to ATMOsphere America 2015? Our free summary report&rsquo;s got you covered. Accelerate America to launch industry awards http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6538 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6538 2015-07-17 17:02:33 article Accelerate America will be accepting nominations for its new Best in Sector and Person of the Year awards, which will be presented at ATMOsphere America 2016. EIA: Beyond the Dirty Dozen reveals lack of progress in U.S. commercial refrigeration http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6530 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6530 2015-07-09 10:30:20 article In a follow-up to their 2013 report into the lack of action by U.S. retailers to address leakages of HFCs, the EIA found that while some retailers have taken tentative steps, large retailers such as Walmart are failing to act despite signing declarations to tackle HFC leakages. Hydrocarbons more applicable than ever in North America http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6527 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6527 2015-07-07 11:44:56 article Hydrocarbons aren&rsquo;t just for light commercial refrigeration, anymore! Presentations at ATMOsphere America highlighted new and emerging applications for hydrocarbon refrigerants in the North American refrigeration industry. ATMOsphere America 2015: Training and educating HVAC professionals in light of regulatory changes http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6524 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6524 2015-07-03 12:18:42 article ATMOsphere America 2015 outlined the acute need for expanded training programmes for natural refrigerants in the U.S., with the evolution of online training packages, upgraded curriculums pertaining to low charge ammonia, the expansion of allowable hydrocarbon applications following the 2015 EPA SNAP updates, as well as the increasing emergence of CO<sub>2</sub> transcritical and subcritical systems in commercial and industrial refrigeration, driving the market and increasing demand. Starbucks, McDonald&rsquo;s and Red Bull say hydrocarbons set to displace HFCs in food service http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6518 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6518 2015-07-02 15:51:39 article ATMOsphere America 2015, organised in Atlanta on 25-26 June saw a rising trend toward the use of hydrocarbon-based refrigeration in the food service industry. Industry giants McDonalds, Starbucks and Red Bull, together with system supplier True Manufacturing came together to flesh out what&rsquo;s driving the market. U.S.-Brazil joint statement on climate change includes management of HFCs http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6517 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6517 2015-07-02 14:46:31 article Recognising the need to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy to help power our economies, the United States and Brazil each intend to increase the share of renewables &ndash; beyond hydropower &ndash; in their respective electricity generation mixes to the level of 20% by 2030.<br /> <br /> The Presidents, recognising the importance of managing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), agreed to work multilaterally in the Montreal Protocol to consider promptly amendment proposals to phase down HFCs. Engas discuss how natural energy can reduce footprint http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6516 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6516 2015-07-02 14:43:06 article Neerabup&rsquo;s Engas Australasia is the manufacturer and supply chain for the natural and non-toxic hydrocarbon refrigerants.<br /> <br /> Executive director Selwyn Wallace said the company, located in the Neerabup Industrial Area, had been working with the Federal Government to provide a better understanding about all natural refrigerants including hydrocarbons, ammonia and carbon dioxide.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Hydrocarbon refrigerants have zero ozone depleting properties and negligible global warming potential; by using hydrocarbon refrigerants we are reducing our carbon footprint on this planet,&rdquo; Mr Wallace said.<br /> <br /> He said they emphasised to the Government natural refrigerants were a technically viable, safe, and efficient option for refrigeration, heating and cooling applications. ATMOsphere America 2015: Market trends show that a portfolio of solutions is becoming the norm for a growing industry http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6514 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6514 2015-07-01 16:53:44 article The state of the natural refrigerant industry and emerging trends were addressed at this year&rsquo;s ATMOsphere America, organised in Atlanta from 25-26 June, with two separate sessions gathering stakeholder evaluations of the current market for CO<sub>2</sub>, ammonia and hydrocarbons in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Who knew Ben &amp; Jerry&rsquo;s could save the world through ice cream? http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6510 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6510 2015-06-30 11:12:14 article <div>Ben &amp; Jerry&rsquo;s believes that making ice cream and saving the world go together like its tasty flavors and your taste buds. Earlier this year, it asked: 'How can we reduce our emissions?' It turned to CoClear, a New York consultancy that conducts lifecycle analyses (LCAs) on products.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>CoClear found that 54% of Ben &amp; Jerry's carbon emissions came from producing ingredients (aka cows), 14% from transporting ingredients and 10% freezing products at the store.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>As part of the company's plan to save 10,000 metric tons of GHGs (green house gases) Ben &amp; Jerry's lobbied to the EPA and handed them legislation to legalise hydrocarbon refrigeration (aka, &ldquo;cleaner greener freezers&rdquo;).&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>It said, &ldquo;Sign on the dotted line and carbon emissions will be reduced.&rdquo; It was a no-brainer, so the EPA signed.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>These freezers are energy-efficient and use a natural refrigerant with less global warming impact than hydroflurocarbon refrigerants commonly used in the U.S. These new freezers also save money: a cool solution.&nbsp;</div> Raft of recommended natural substitutes signals death knell for HFCs in China http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6509 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6509 2015-06-29 16:41:56 article China has underlined its intention to facilitate a comprehensive market shift towards natural refrigerant technology in a draft list of recommended substitutes for HCFCs, which are likely to be followed swiftly by substantial policy evolution, subsidies and incentive schemes to further promote natural refrigerants in the region. UPDATE: Secop teams up with VULKAN Lokring, expert in solder-free tube connections http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6298 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6298 2015-06-29 11:39:16 article Secop is now working with VULKAN Lokring, a manufacturer of solder-free tube connections for the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. Together the duo has delivered revised and improved version of the compressor service video providing a step-by-step example on how to service R600a and R290 Secop compressors used in domestic refrigerators. <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">+ New VIDEOS released in&nbsp;Spanish, Russian and Chinese</span> Natural refrigerants dominate China's HCFC replacement list http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6500 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/6500 2015-06-25 10:52:48 article <div>Just one HFC is included in a draft list of refrigerants recommended by the Chinese government for the replacement of HCFCs.<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div>The list of 12 gases, produced by China&rsquo;s Foreign Economic Cooperation Office, Ministry of Environmental Protection, come in response to China&rsquo;s obligations under the Montreal Protocol. It is said to be designed to raise public awareness and promote alternative technologies in the phase-out of R22 and the foam-blowing and solvents R141b and R142b.</div> <div><br /> R32, deemed suitable for use in unitary air conditioners, heat pumps and condensing units, is the only HFC refrigerant in the list. The other alternatives in the list are the &ldquo;naturals&rdquo; &ndash; propane, isobutane, CO2 and ammonia for a range of applications from room air conditioners to industrial refrigeration.<br /> &nbsp;</div> The draft list is out for public comment until June 30.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <a href="http://publication.shecco.com/publications/view/2015-guide-china-natural-refrigerants">Download the GUIDE to Natural Refrigerants in China &ndash; State of the Industry 2015</a><br type="_moz" />