Global policy efforts to phase down HFCs at this week’s Montreal Protocol meeting in Kigali – alongside strong regulation in place in Europe and the United States – are creating opportunities for natural refrigerant technologies worldwide, heard participants in today’s Chillventa Congress.
Speaking on the first day of the Chillventa Congress, Van Baxter – an engineer from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the US state of Tennessee – said that the growth of the United States heat pump market was largely due to the lumber industry.
Over 100 manufacturers, retailers, contractors and consultants gathered in the Italian city of Padova last week to hear how new developments in ejector technology are improving the performance of CO2 refrigeration systems in warm climates.
Dorin is taking orders for the world’s largest CO2 compressors. The Italian manufacturer will showcase two new CO2 compressor series at next week’s Chillventa tradeshow in Nürnberg.
Trader Joe’s has formally settled with the U.S. Department of Justice for having violated the Clean Air Act by failing to promptly repair leaks of R22, an ozone-depleting HCFC substance and potent greenhouse gas used as a coolant in refrigerators.
San Francisco-based EOS Climate has expanded its carbon-credits programme to allow supermarkets to earn carbon credits by installing newly manufactured, advanced refrigeration systems – such as natural refrigerant solutions – either as complete replacements of HCFC- or HFC-based equipment, or as installations in new facilities.
The Université des Mascareignes, a public university in Mauritius, has started to provide CO2 training for contractors and students on its premises.
Sanden has experienced great success with its CO2-based heat pumps, vending machines and refrigeration solutions for small convenience stores (CVS) in its home market of Japan. Now the company is targeting the CVS market in Europe.