Green Cooling Summit panelists pull no punches about urgency of replacing f-gases with NatRefs.
The hybrid event, scheduled for September 28-29, will address a wide range of natural refrigerant-related topics.
Ammonia remains at the heart of food refrigeration despite recent uptake of CO2 technologies, heard participants in a Eurammon symposium last month.
Former EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard – the driving force behind the EU’s F-Gas Regulation – has been elected to the Danfoss board. With natural refrigerants well placed to benefit from the HFC phase-down, the appointment follows the unveiling by the Danish company of a number of new climate-friendly HVAC&R technologies.
CO2 refrigeration systems for warmer southern European climates were on the radar at the ATMOsphere Europe conference in Barcelona last week, with manufacturers showcasing high-efficiency solutions capable of transcending the so-called ‘CO2 equator’.
BITZER’s new training centre, the SCHAUFLER Academy, had its official inauguration on 3 February. The Academy will work to develop enthusiasm about technology with students through relationships with different institutions, explained Volker Stamer in a recent interview with Accelerate Europe. The Academy will also be presented during a dedicated Training & Education session at ATMOsphere Europe 2016.
According to the first EU-level Strategy on Heating and Cooling, the phase-down of fluorinated gases under the EU F-Gas Regulation will help accelerate the renovation of heating and cooling systems in buildings. The European Commission identifies natural refrigerants as having great energy-saving potential.