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 Sun, 31 Jul 2016 02:23:15 +0200 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/rss en-gb Sun, 31 Jul 2016 02:23:15 +0200 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> Industry: Hydrocarbons currently excluded from U.S. government-funded refrigerants research http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7088 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7088 2016-07-26 10:47:02 article <p>Hydrocarbons are currently being excluded from a new $5.8 million research programme on flammable refrigerants in the United States.</p> Converting ice-cream freezers from R404A to R290 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7089 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7089 2016-07-26 08:50:26 article <em>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).</em> Webinar Wednesday : GUIDE to Natural Refrigerants in Japan - State of the Industry http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/1070 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/1070 2016-07-25 17:24:34 event <p>The &ldquo;GUIDE to Natural Refrigerants in Japan - State of the Industry 2016" is shecco's latest regional report to zoom in on current and future use of natural refrigerants. The GUIDE analyses key market, technology and policy trends for natural refrigerants in Japan, focusing on key sectors like commercial and industrial refrigeration. It identifies best-practice technology case studies across the country, successful business cases in export markets, as well as presents market forecasts per application and refrigerant. It delivers a unique perspective to a targeted audience of Japanese and foreign policy makers, industry leaders and end-users worldwide.</p> <p>The webinar will introduce the GUIDE Japan and highlight major market, technology &amp; policy trends for one of the key driving markets for natural refrigerants.<br /><br />Register <a href="https://shecco.zoom.us/webinar/register/45cf9a3cd4c8031fcde7dc3c8da9331e" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Vienna talks bring world closer to HFC phase-down http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7086 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7086 2016-07-25 17:02:06 article <p>Participants in last week's Montreal Protocol meetings in Vienna made progress towards a global deal on managing HFCs. Confidence was high among the international community that a definitive agreement can be struck at the next meeting in October 2016.</p> High-efficiency propane heat pumps on show at Purdue http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7085 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7085 2016-07-20 16:33:07 article 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 Purdue conference series. EIA calls on Montreal Protocol Parties to tackle illegal HCFC trade http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7081 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7081 2016-07-18 11:56:12 article <p>The scale of illegal HCFC trade could potentially be larger than that previously seen with CFCs, warns the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) in a new report published ahead Montreal Protocol talks this week that could put in place a pathway to a global HFC phase-down.</p> UK, Germany support natural refrigerants in Thailand http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7079 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7079 2016-07-15 11:59:25 article <p><em>The United Kingdom and Germany this week (12 July) announced that they are jointly providing Thailand with a grant of 560 million baht to support the development of climate-friendly HVAC&amp;R equipment. </em></p> Purdue: F-gas phase-down driving HVAC&amp;R innovation http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7078 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7078 2016-07-14 11:56:11 article <p>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.&nbsp;</p> SECOP: Regulation creating new opportunities for hydrocarbons http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7076 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7076 2016-07-14 11:17:21 article <p>EU and US regulations are driving radical change in the heating and cooling market &ndash; creating new opportunities for hydrocarbons, SECOP&rsquo;s Pieter Boink told hydrocarbons21.com.&nbsp;</p> R290 units in Vietnam&rsquo;s cold stores delivering 20-25% efficiency gains vs. R22 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7075 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7075 2016-07-14 11:11:53 article <p>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, technology transfer and awareness-raising, the project is paving the way for wider uptake of small hydrocarbon refrigeration systems in the fishery and cold storage sectors worldwide.</p> Ready for takeoff: putting natural refrigerants into space http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7069 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7069 2016-07-11 17:09:36 article <p>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 on Earth.</p> Frascold USA backs propane chillers for U.S. market http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7064 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7064 2016-07-07 09:55:49 article <p>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.</p> Liebherr celebrates record turnover in new report http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7061 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7061 2016-07-04 17:07:23 article <p>Swiss manufacturer Liebherr&rsquo;s decision to invest in innovative hydrocarbon-based HVAC&amp;R technologies is paying off, reveals their 2015 annual report.&nbsp;</p> Target notifies case suppliers about propane-only policy http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7057 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7057 2016-07-04 14:16:44 article <p>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, according to a presentation delivered at the ATMOsphere America conference in June.</p> Hydrocarbons on the rise in US http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7052 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7052 2016-07-04 14:00:00 article <p>While hydrocarbons are already widely used for HVAC&amp;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. are working hard to raise awareness of the benefits of hydrocarbon technologies and educate customers regarding their safe handling, heard participants in last month&rsquo;s ATMOsphere America conference in Chicago.</p> Zanotti pushing R290 units for food refrigeration http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7058 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/7058 2016-07-04 10:49:50 article Italian designer and manufacturer of food refrigeration systems Zanotti is partnering with hydrocarbons21.com to showcase its sustainable, energy-saving solutions using natural refrigerants.