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) 2014 hydrocarbons21.com RSS2Writer Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:14:15 +0200 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/rss en-gb Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:14:15 +0200 DECC release latest RHI figures http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5630 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5630 2014-08-28 10:21:49 article The latest figures for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) show that from April to July 2014, 7,418 homes have applied for payments under the domestic RHI. Looking at the non-domestic RHI figures, which has been running for longer, a big majority (93%) of applications are for biomass boilers. Indian government likely to invest $15bn to refrigerate food http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5627 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5627 2014-08-27 17:20:02 article The Indian government is expected to invest $15 billion (Dh55.1bn) in cold-storage facilities over the next five years, according to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London. <br /> <br /> The Institution of Mechanical Engineers highlighted that India could make use of its abundant renewable-energy resources to develop cold-storage solutions, for example by cooling through solar-driven absorption.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;The Indian government, as well as NGOs involved in development initiatives and retailers establishing supply chains, need to prioritise investment into affordable, reliable and sustainable cold-chain infrastructure,&rdquo; said Tim Fox, the head of energy and environment at the organisation. UPDATE: What does the carbon tax repeal in Australia mean for natural refrigerants? http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5619 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5619 2014-08-27 15:56:28 article In July 2014, Australia became the world&rsquo;s first developed nation to repeal carbon laws that put a price on greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), including the carbon equivalent levy on HFCs. In order to investigate the likely impact this action will have on the use of natural refrigerants, ammonia21.com interviewed several HVAC&amp;R experts based in Australia.<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">&nbsp;UPDATE: R134a/CO<sub>2</sub> technologies in Australia can be considered to have reached the world's best practice levels.</span> UPDATE: Secop meets demand for energy-optimized, low GWP compressors in light commercial applications http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5262 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5262 2014-08-25 11:50:20 article To be launched late spring 2014, the DLE/NLE-CN compressors for light commercial applications will debut on the European and Asian markets. The compressors feature the highest efficiency yet for this small compressor platform, mainly due to the low-GWP (Global Warming Potential) natural refrigerant used: propane (R290). The compressors are designed for light commercial applications as an alternative to synthetic refrigerants such as R404A and R134A.&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0); ">+ datasheets added under more information</span> Rescue Renewable Smart Cooling for Urban Europe http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/740 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/740 2014-08-25 00:00:00 event The project REnewable Smart Cooling for Urban Europe (RESCUE) is an IEE-funded project aiming at the development of sustainable cooling markets in Europe. The project aims to address the key challenges for the further development and implementation of District Cooling using low and zero carbon emitting sources. Rescue equips regional authorities and other stakeholders with best practice examples, guidelines and tools to assess District Cooling opportunities and expert knowledge on the implementation of District Cooling networks. Transferring knowledge from more experienced regions to less experienced ones and building on the know-how gained is key to a successful shift to a low-carbon Europe.<br /> Final call for papers for the 11th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5613 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5613 2014-08-22 15:46:47 article The 11<sup>th</sup> IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference, which will take place from 31 August &ndash; 02 September in Hangzhou, China, has issued a final call for case studies. The conference gathers participants from around the world to discuss the latest research results and advances related to the use of natural refrigerants in different types of systems and application areas. Qinghai Province launches special ODS inspection&nbsp; http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5611 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5611 2014-08-22 14:53:15 article In order to comply with the Regulation on the Administration of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) set to achieve China's goal under the Montreal Protocol Treaty to phase-out HCFCs and other key ODS, the Qinghai Province Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Xining City Chengdong ward have launched a special inspection of the food kitchen refrigeration equipment industry. (Continue in Chinese)&nbsp; UPDATE: Save the date for the 2nd edition of ATMOsphere Asia http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5598 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5598 2014-08-21 10:28:07 article Once again, ATMOsphere Asia will serve as a bridge for business development between Asian and international HVAC&amp;R industry stakeholders interested in natural refrigerant technologies. In addition to policy and market trends updates, the conference will also focus on commercial, light commerical, industrial and transport refrigeration, as well as heat pump and air conditioning applications. ATMOsphere Asia 2015 will take place from 3-5 February in Tokyo, Japan.<span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"> + Registration for the conference is now open.</span> Case study submissions now being accepted for ATMOsphere Europe 2015 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5602 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5602 2014-08-20 12:12:43 article ATMOsphere Europe returns to Brussels for its 6th edition from 16-17 March 2015. The ATMOsphere Review Board has issued an official call for case studies, seeking innovative natural refrigerant technology case studies applicable to the European market. Special attention will be given to applications based in the warmer climates of Southern Europe. <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">The deadline for abstract submissions is 15 December 2014.</span> 70% more efficiency in point-of-sale freezers: Unilever&rsquo;s ground-breaking technology http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5592 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5592 2014-08-18 12:08:04 article Unilever announced in early August that it will deploy new technology in its point-of-sale freezers capable of reducing energy consumption by 70%. As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum and Refrigerants, Naturally!, the company&rsquo;s display units use hydrocarbons as refrigerant. Now accepting innovative hydrocarbon refrigerant case studies for ATMOsphere Asia 2015 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5581 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5581 2014-08-13 16:07:16 article ATMOsphere Asia returns to Tokyo for the second year in a row! The conference will be held in Japan from 3-5 February 2015 and will represent a golden opportunity for HVAC&amp;R industry stakeholders to share their experiences using natural refrigerants on a variety of applications including commercial, light commercial, industrial and transport refrigeration, heat pumps, air conditioning and new areas of application. <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0); ">The deadline for abstract submissions is 01 December 2014.</span> Blupura Coolers and vending in gyms http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5572 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5572 2014-08-12 10:13:54 article Gym, fitness suites and leisure centres couldn't ask for anything better than BCC Vision: the watercooler with video and audio for information and publicity. Several gyms have already adopted this device and their customers are happily hydrating themselves for free without negatively impacting the environment, due to this system's natural refrigerant gas R600. Chinnok Refrigeration http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/chinook_Refrigeration http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/chinook_Refrigeration 2014-08-11 00:00:00 company Chinnok Refrigeration is a commercial refrigeration and air conditioning company.<br /> Their scope of work encompasses warehouse and supermarkets refrigeration, bulding heating and air conditioning, walk-in refrigeration system, enviromental control system and computerized monitoring services.<br type="_moz" /> CanmetENERGY http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/canmetenergy http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/canmetenergy 2014-08-11 00:00:00 company Natural Resources Canada's CanmetENERGY is the Canadian leader in clean energy research and technology development. With over 450 scientists, engineers and technicians and more than 100 years of experience, we are Canada's knowledge centre for scientific expertise on clean energy technologies.<br /> <br /> CanmetENERGY supports Natural Resources Canada's priorities to promote the sustainable and economic development of our natural resources, while improving the quality of life of Canadians.<br type="_moz" /> Black & McDonald http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/blackandmcdonald http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/companies/view/blackandmcdonald 2014-08-11 00:00:00 company Black &amp; McDonald is an integrated, multi-trade contractor providing electrical, mechanical, utility and maintenance services to goverment, industrial, commercial and institucional markets.<br type="_moz" /> Nigeria starts HC refrigerant production and export to West African countries http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5560 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5560 2014-08-07 13:55:17 article As part of the HCFC phase out plan, Nigeria has started production of hydrocarbon refrigerants with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funding from the Multilateral Fund of the Montreal Protocol. Once completed, Nigeria will be the only country in West Africa producing HC refrigerants and plans to promote and export the gases within the region. Counting coolers &ndash; light commercial refrigeration maps http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5557 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5557 2014-08-06 17:35:54 article As the HVAC&amp;R business and policy climate evolves, accurate market data on the use of alternative refrigerants in different applications is needed in order for companies to position themselves in such a way as to seize market opportunities. &nbsp;Through its GUIDEs series, market development company shecco has become a key source of this data. The newest of the company&rsquo;s GUIDEs will be a GUIDE North America and a GUIDE China, for which the company is looking for input to create commercial and light commercial refrigeration maps. shecco and CAR launch bilingual survey on natural refrigerants in China&nbsp; http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5556 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5556 2014-08-06 17:00:40 article shecco and the China Association of Refrigeration (CAR) have launched the first ever bilingual English-Chinese natural refrigerant survey to collect data from National HVAC&amp;R industry experts, manufacturers, end users, contractors and associations. The results of the survey will be jointly published by shecco and CAR in the GUIDE China 2014: Natural Refrigerants &ndash; Market Trends &amp; Potential in China, published as part of the popular GUIDE series, which have become important reference documents for natural refrigerant trends around the world. 11th IIR Gustav Lorentzen - International Conference on Natural Working Fluids http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/557 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/events/view/557 2014-08-06 00:00:00 event The IIR&rsquo;s Gustav Lorentzen conferences are acclaimed as the leading cutting-edge series of events covering all natural refrigerants. These events enable participants to keep abreast of progress and trends in this field. The IIR&rsquo;s focus on the importance of the exchange of knowledge in the field of refrigerants is reflected in the Gustav Lorentzen conference. The replacement of CFC, HCFC and HFC refrigerants with natural refrigerants is now taking place to increasing extent within the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat-pump industry, but requires national and international strategy and knowledge exchange. Huber Launches Compact and Affordable Circulating Cooler for Laboratory Applications http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5549 http://www.hydrocarbons21.com/news/view/5549 2014-08-05 10:34:42 article <div>The new Unichiller 003-MPC expands the product range of Huber K&auml;ltemaschinenbau by a compact and highly affordable circulating cooler. With a list price of only 1,980 EUR, the Unichiller 003-MPC is one of the most affordable circulating coolers on the market.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Higher efficiencies and stable pressure and flow rates are achieved in comparison to tap water cooling. The circulating cooler further reduces water consumption and lowers the operating costs for many applications. The investment pays itself off after a short time because of the water savings and the low purchase price. With a cooling capacity of 0.28 kW at 15 &deg;C, the device is particularly suited for laboratory applications, e.g. for cooling vacuum pumps or rotary evaporators. As a standard, the circulating cooler works with natural refrigerants.</div>