The Université des Mascareignes, a public university in Mauritius, has started to provide CO2 training for contractors and students on its premises.
Industry collaboration in Australia will be crucial to raising training standards, implementing a nationwide licensing scheme and providing a legitimate platform for natural refrigerants, according to representatives of leading industry associations interviewed for Accelerate Australia & NZ magazine.
Australian retail giant Woolworths views a market-wide shift to natural refrigerants as a ‘no-brainer’, even for sunnier climates, and plans to lead the transition by adopting the most innovative technology and upskilling the industry through training.
With manufacturers from Europe, Asia and the US looking to make the case for rolling out natural refrigerant technologies in local markets Down Under, ATMOsphere Australia showcased myriad opportunities available for end users to invest in innovative heat pump, hydrocarbon, CO2 transcritical and low-charge NH3/CO2 HVACR&R solutions.
HVAC&R industry experts from Australia and around the world will descend upon Melbourne this month to discuss the business case for natural refrigerants in Australia & New Zealand at the first ever ATMOsphere Australia.
The fourth IIR Conference in Auckland highlighted a maturing HVAC&R sector in New Zealand, one that is looking to natural refrigerants in greater numbers.
With more than 1,350 installations all around Europe, SCM Frigo is now exporting its expertise to the Land of the Long White Cloud. The company’s planned Plug & Cool installation gives a pre-Christmas boost to New Zealand’s CO2 technology market, which is primed for acceleration in 2016.