CO2 refrigeration making waves
    22 Aug 2019

    CO2 refrigeration making waves

    GERMANY: Following the first installation of transcritical CO2 refrigeration technology on board a cruise ship last year, German manufacturer GEA says it has received orders for two new ships.
    Climate cooling bacteria found in marsh mud
    20 Aug 2019

    Climate cooling bacteria found in marsh mud

    UK: Bacteria found in muddy marshes, estuaries and coastal sediment are said to be responsible for one of the Earth’s most abundant climate cooling gases.
    Sensor can distinguish human behaviour
    16 Aug 2019

    Sensor can distinguish human behaviour

    JAPAN: Mitsubishi Electric has developed a thermal sensor which can distinguish between humans and other heat sources and identify specific human behaviour.
    Bitzer Ecostars serve up a tasty dish
    13 Aug 2019

    Bitzer Ecostars serve up a tasty dish

    KOREA: Bitzer condensing units are playing a key role in ensuring that kimchi, the Korean national dish, reaches the consumer in perfect condition.
    Panasonic adds voice control
    7 Aug 2019

    Panasonic adds voice control

    UK: Panasonic has introduced voice control with the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to its air conditioning portfolio. 
    Display cabinet door debate remains open
    7 Aug 2019

    Display cabinet door debate remains open

    UK: A leading refrigeration equipment manufacturer has questioned calls for a ban on open-fronted display cabinets, claiming there is more than one way for retailers to achieve energy savings.
    Bitzer clears A2L Orbits for serial production
    6 Aug 2019

    Bitzer clears A2L Orbits for serial production

    GERMANY/USA: Bitzer has approved serial production of its Orbit (model range VL) and Orbit+ scroll compressors for use with the lower GWP A2L refrigerants R454B, R452B and R32.
    HFE additive boosts heat exchange
    4 Aug 2019

    HFE additive boosts heat exchange

    USA/CHINA: Researchers from Tsinghua University and Brown University, Providence, RI, claim to have discovered a simple way to boost heat exchange in air conditioning and refrigeration systems. 
    Fluorspar supply for refrigerants – is relief in sight?
    2 Aug 2019

    Fluorspar supply for refrigerants – is relief in sight?

    While the F-gas phase down has had a specific marked effect on European HFC refrigerant prices, global prices are most affected by the price of the mineral fluorspar.
    Star spreads lower GWP technology
    31 Jul 2019

    Star spreads lower GWP technology

    UK: Star Refrigeration has enabled a leading cheese spread manufacturer to upgrade its refrigeration plant to comply with F-gas regulations. 
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