Industry backing for Eureka 2016
Eureka 2016, to be held on December 13 in The Hague, is intended to showcase the HVACR’s industry’s impact on the EU’s energy and climate goals, demonstrate the potential, attractiveness and innovative nature of our industry, and provide a platform for networking. At the same time, participants will be able to see how much EU and national policies impact our sector and the extent to which policy change can be a positive driver for innovation and new technologies.
The event will assemble representatives from industry, users, and the academic community to discuss with European and national policymakers the challenges and opportunities our industry faces in this rapidly changing global context.
The conference, sub-titled Heating, Cooling, Ventilation & Refrigeration: Sustainable Technologies for a Better Life, is organised by the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) and the European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA). It is backed by a number of high-profile sponsors, including Carel, Emerson, Danfoss, Daikin Europe, Mitsubishi Electric, RLT Herstellerverband and Systemair,
Topics for the day will include the role of refrigeration in reducing food waste; increasing political awareness on indoor air quality and thermal comfort; the impact of the new F-gas rules in Europe and beyond; driving energy efficiency in buildings.
The opening plenary session will feature a keynote speech by a distinguished guest.
A number of speakers have already been confirmed. These include policy-makers and leading industry associations, scientific institutes and universities, through to researchers and end-users.
Further information here.
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UK: Industrial refrigeration contractor Stonegrove Refrigeration has appointed Steve Gowing as design and project engineer.
UK: Javac UK, the refrigerant recovery and vacuum pump supplier, has been named as Climate Centers’ Supplier of the Year for the second year running.
UK: Ruskin Air Management has been renamed Swegon Air Management following its acquisition by the Swedish manufacturer Swegon.
EUROPE: The European Commission has warned that the uptake of training in alternative refrigerants is too low to match the requirements of the F-gas phase down.
SOLOMON ISLANDS: Customs authorities in the Solomon Islands have reported their second seizure of the illegal CFC refrigerant R12 this year.
IRAN: German compressor manufacturer Bitzer has established a subsidiary company in Iran.
USA: Seven local residents are reported to be suing Honeywell after a chemical leak at its Geismar, Louisiana, plant in August.