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18th July 2024

European heat pump sales down 6.5% in 2023

BELGIUM: Heat pump sales were 6.5% lower in 2023, the first fall after ten years of annual growth, threatening Europe’s 2030 climate targets.
16th July 2024

Hong Kong intercepts US-bound refrigerant shipment

HONG KONG: Customs officers have intercepted a shipment of refrigerant being smuggled from Hong Kong to the USA.
13th July 2024

Hydrocarbons being sold as F-gas replacements

SPAIN: The authorities in Spain have arrested six people for selling flammable hydrocarbon refrigerants online as replacements for F-gases.
18th July 2024

Cylinder explosion destroys car

SPAIN: Early reports suggest a car destroyed on a street in Malaga last week was caused by an exploding refrigerant cylinder.
18th July 2024

European heat pump sales down 6.5% in 2023

BELGIUM: Heat pump sales were 6.5% lower in 2023, the first fall after ten years of annual growth, threatening Europe’s 2030 climate targets.
17th July 2024

Paul Kenny named EHPA director general

BELGIUM: Paul Kenny, a sustainable energy expert and former special advisor to the Irish government, has been named as the new director general of the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA).
11th July 2024

Belfield chairs FETA Training and Skills Group

UK: Manufacturers’ group FETA has appointed Wendy Belfield, of BEMS controls company InTandem Systems, as chair of its Training and Skills Group.
10th July 2024

Fridge achieves Peak performance

UK: A fridge sponsored by wholesaler Beijer Ref is aiming to raise £5,000 after completing the 100km Peak District Ultra Challenge strapped to the back of charity fundraiser Daniel Fairbrother.
10th July 2024

Government needs to inspire 12x increase in heat pumps

UK: Over three million homes need to install heat pumps or other low-carbon heating over the course of this parliament, a 12-fold increase over the last parliament, new analysis finds.
17th July 2024

SWEP BPHE for lower GWP refrigerants

USA: SWEP has launched the 190 range of brazed plate heat exchangers optimised for low GWP refrigerants.
17th July 2024

Mirai Intex extends ULT air-cycle machine

CZECHIA: Mirai Intex has extended its range of air-cycle refrigeration process chillers with the MC 150 T unit, providing ultra-low temperatures from -40°C down to -160°C.
14th July 2024

Kelvion Hybrid cooler in perfect balance

GERMANY: Kelvion’s new Hybrid cooler with its dry and wet cooling mode is said to achieve the perfect balance between water and energy consumption.
17th July 2024

Airedale data cooling solution commended

USA: The first data centre at Corscale’s Gainesville Crossing campus is set to open following the successful integrated systems testing (IST) of the recently installed Airedale by Modine cooling solution.
6th July 2024

White roofs could be most effective at cooling

UK: Painting roofs white would be more effective at cooling cities like London than vegetation-covered “green roofs”, street-level vegetation or solar panels, a new study claims.
1st July 2024

Scientists probe solid-state cooling behaviour

USA: Work by a research team led by the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is providing a better understanding of solid-state cooling materials.
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. 
16th July 2024

Carrier opens training centre in Charlotte

USA: Carrier has officially opened a new 1500m2 training centre at the Carrier University in Charlotte, North Carolina.
14th July 2024

Carrier officially opens new UK training centre

UK: Carrier has officially opened a new training academy at its service and rentals facility in Bracknell. 
4th June 2024

Advansor offers CO2 online training

DENMARK: Danish CO2 refrigeration systems specialist Advansor has announced a new online training programme for this autumn.