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17th April 2024

Daikin’s Crombez elected EHPA president

BELGIUM: Patrick Crombez, Daikin Europe’s general manager heating and renewables, has been elected as president of the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA).
16th April 2024

Tesco first with CO2/R1270 refrigerated truck

UK: Tesco is the first company in the UK to use refrigerated vehicles with a German manufactured refrigeration unit using CO2 and R1270 (propene).
15th April 2024

Cheap gas and policy changes hit heat pump sales

BELGIUM: Cheap gas and expensive bank loans are cited as two key reasons behind the dramatic fall in heat pump sales in Europe last year.
17th April 2024

Daikin’s Crombez elected EHPA president

BELGIUM: Patrick Crombez, Daikin Europe’s general manager heating and renewables, has been elected as president of the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA).
15th April 2024

Nidec to increase water cooling production

JAPAN: Nidec is to increase production of its coolant distribution unit (CDU) production line in Thailand from 200 to 2,000 units per month by June 2024.
15th April 2024

François Audo joins Enex as CEO

ITALY: François Audo has been appointed CEO of Enex Technologies, the Treviso-based manufacturer of cooling, heating, ventilation and refrigeration equipment.
17th April 2024

Daikin UK moves distribution to Daventry

UK: Daikin UK is to open a new 240,000ft2 distribution warehouse in Daventry in partnership with logistics partner GXO.
16th April 2024

Tesco first with CO2/R1270 refrigerated truck

UK: Tesco is the first company in the UK to use refrigerated vehicles with a German manufactured refrigeration unit using CO2 and R1270 (propene).
15th April 2024

Invertek passes 3 million VFD landmark

UK: Welshpool-based Invertek Drives Ltd has celebrated producing its three millionth variable frequency drive.
14th April 2024

Heat pump unit for larger residential properties

GERMANY: A new system based on Vaillant heat pumps is said to offer an energy efficient solution for large residential complexes.
13th April 2024

Low-profile electronic charging scale

SWITZERLAND: The new Refscale-S electronic charging scale from Refco is designed to simplify the refrigerant exchange process with its sleek and efficient design.
9th April 2024

MHI announces new R32 multi-split AC

JAPAN: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems has started mass production of its KXZ3 series of commercial multi-split air conditioners for its worldwide markets. 
5th April 2024

Could air conditioners be key to crime solving?

AUSTRALIA: Air conditioning units may in the future be used by forensic teams to access vital DNA evidence in crime solving.
1st April 2024

Paint coating cools people by up to 1.5ºC

SINGAPORE: A real-world study by researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, has shown that the use of cool paint coatings in cities can help pedestrians feel up to 1.5ºC cooler. 
27th March 2024

Distilling the zero carbon benefits of heat pumps

IRELAND: An Irish distiller is now producing carbon neutral whiskeys following the installation of high temperature heat pumps from Finnish manufacturer Oilon.
10th August 2022

Heatwaves and CO2 refrigeration

Following this summer's extreme high temperatures in the UK, Daniel Clark, MD of Isentra, asks whether 130bar transcritical systems have now become a necessity?
1st December 2021

Refrigerant choice in HVAC chillers

In the light of the worldwide phase-down of high GWP refrigerants, Dave Richards, UK head of sales at refrigerant supplier Climalife, looks at the various options available for HVAC chillers.
1st August 2021

The cheapest and greenest energy is the energy we don’t use

Recognising the crucial need to use energy wisely, Jürgen Fischer, Danfoss president of Climate Solutions, argues the importance of energy efficiency in the drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 
14th April 2024

IRAC 2024 returns to Dublin

IRELAND: IRAC 2024, Ireland’s biennial refrigeration and air conditioning exhibition, opens its doors next Friday with over 30 exhibitors showcasing their products and services. 
10th April 2024

Beijer Ref offers sustainable solutions

UK: Wholesaler Beijer Ref is hosting two major events in Solihull and Waltham Abbey this month showcasing the latest products and technologies, with interactive presentations and hands-on demonstrations.
10th April 2024

Entries invited for lower GWP award

USA: Entries are invited for this year’s Lower GWP Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Innovation Award for projects in developing countries that reduce GWP through RAC management.