The 197 Parties to the Montreal Protocol, meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, have struck a global agreement which will see HFC refrigerant consumption and production phased down from 2019. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called the deal 'a monumental step forward.'
The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has issued a new resolution for refrigeration, which includes a call for inclusion of HFCs in the Montreal Protocol and a call for members to deploy low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants in “all commercial and industrial refrigeration equipment.”
Finland system uses waste energy from computing center to heat 1,500 homes
September 5, 2016
A groundbreaking district heating scheme in Finland has harnessed waste heat generated by a computer center to heat homes. The project uses an advanced heat pump system based on high-performance Bitzer compressors.
Adande played host to two Members of Parliament (MPs) at its new test facility. Liz Truss, the secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs, was joined by local MP Peter Aldous to celebrate the technology specialist’s £4.2 million investment in R&D and its £0.5 million labs.
Countries across the world have taken what has been described as “critical steps” toward their goal to agree on a global phasedown of HFCs. The parties to the Montreal Protocol meeting in Vienna have reached agreement on solutions to all the identified challenges, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported.
Chinese a/c manufacturer Midea has become the latest to target Europe, by taking an 80 percent stake in Italian firm Clivet. The current shareholders of Clivet, the Bellò family, will retain a 20 percent stake.
Refrigeration company Adande has published independent evidence that its patented Aircell air flow management system, designed for open-front multi-decks, delivers 50 percent energy savings compared with conventional open refrigerated cases.
The first magnetic cooling system for commercial refrigeration is being commercially launched by French firm Cooltech Applications. The firm said its magnetic refrigeration system (MRS) product line, offering capacities between 200W and 700W, will go on sale using water instead of a refrigerant.
HVAC giant Daikin is ramping up its offering to customers, as it prepares to integrate its purchase of Italian refrigeration group Zanotti for €98 million. The €1.85 billion firm is looking to offer customers an integrated approach which it believes rivals cannot match.