The Green Transformation: HFC Phase Out Spurs Natural Refrigerant Growth

The Green Transformation: HFC Phase Out Spurs Natural Refrigerant Growth

The Green Transformation: HFC Phase Out Spurs Natural Refrigerant Growth Refrigeration manufacturers said they would make production plans and future product development decisions according to the expected worldwide HFC refrigerant phase down put forth by the Kigali Amendment. Read the source article at iiar.org

UNEP Report Updates Emissions Reduction Assessment

UNEP Report Updates Emissions Reduction Assessment

Fast tracking the elimination of ozone depleting substances would hasten the recovery of the ozone layer according to a new report recently released by the United Nations Environmental Program. The report, Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2014, is the first comprehensive update in four years to the last assessment of emissions reductions under the Montreal […]

New Document Provides Guidance on F-Gas Regulations

Consulting firm Gluckman and Jacobs announced the release of comprehensive guidance for new EU F-gas regulations. The tool, available online, targets organizations affected by the European Union’s regulations aimed at phasing down the use of high global warming potential refrigerants – including HFCs, PFCs and SF6. The 30 information sheets cover a range of topics […]

Nestlé to Use Natural Refrigerants on all Ice Cream Freezers in 2015

Nestlé to Use Natural Refrigerants on all Ice Cream Freezers in 2015

Nestlé said it is extending a European initiative, to buy natural refrigerants instead of synthetic ones, globally from January 2015. The company said it will choose natural refrigerants rather than synthetic refrigerants for every new horizontal chest freezer it buys to store ice cream, representing 70 percent of Nestlé’s total spend on freezers. Read the […]

Ammonia Gas, Graphene Could Boost Storage Capacity of Batteries

Ammonia Gas, Graphene Could Boost Storage Capacity of Batteries

In yet another application for ammonia and graphene – pure carbon in the form of a very thin, nearly transparent sheet, one atom thick – a Kansas State University engineering team said it has discovered a way to improve sodium- and lithium-ion flexible batteries. The researchers found that sodium storage capacity of paper electrodes depends […]

Germany Announces Decrease in HFC, HCFC Usage

Germany Announces Decrease in HFC, HCFC Usage

The German government announced in a new report that usage of HFCs, HCFCs and SF6 fell by seven percent in the country in 2013. The refrigeration sector saw the largest drop in usage from 7,562 tonnes in 2012 to 6,897 in 2013, representing a nine percent decrease.  Read the source article at Cooling Post

EPA’s Final R-22 Phase-Down Could Mean Immediate Shortages

EPA’s Final R-22 Phase-Down Could Mean Immediate Shortages

The Environmental Protection Agency announced its final phase-down schedule for HCFC-22, addressing production and importation of the substance. In the final rulemaking, the agency called for a 57 percent reduction from the 2014 allocation. The move prompted several cooling industry organizations to warn of impending reductions in domestic inventory. The final phase down will culminate […]

CO2 Refrigerant Growth Continues

The use of CO2 as a standalone refrigerant in a system is growing in the United States and Europe in larger applications. Reporter Peter Powell for Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration News gives a roundup of where and how CO2 is being used. Read the source article at achrnews.com

Building an Energy Efficient Cold Chain

According to a report, “Global Frozen Food Market Analysis by Products Type and by Geography—Trends and Forecasts (2010-2015),” the frozen food market will experience an expected growth rate from $218.41 billion in 2010 to $261.50 billion by 2015. Read the source article at Refrigerated and Frozen Food

Global Chemical Companies Release Guidance for Environmental Footprint of Products

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development said it has published a new guide designed to help chemical industry customers and stakeholders make more informed, sustainable choices.The guidance, entitled Life Cycle Metrics for Chemical Products, is the result of WBCSD’s Reaching Full Potential project. Read the source article at WBCSD

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