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20th February 2024

F-gas regulation published in Official Journal

EUROPE: The new F-gas regulation has now been published in the EU’s Official Journal, making it legally binding and entering into force in 20 days.
20th February 2024

Carrier Germany increases heat pump training

GERMANY: Carrier Germany is offering new hydraulics training courses  at its training centre on the IKKE campus in Duisburg to support the growing demand for heat pump expertise. 
20th February 2024

Oceanair acquired by builders’ merchant MKM

UK: Air conditioning and heat pump distributor Oceanair UK has been acquired by MKM, the independent builders’ merchant.
20th February 2024

Carrier to build factory and R&D facility in Saudi Arabia

SAUDI ARABIA: Carrier is to build an advanced manufacturing and R&D facility in Saudi Arabia in a partnership with Alat, a new Riyadh-based public investment fund company.
19th February 2024

BDN offers high level monitoring

IRELAND: The first installation of Bitzer’s Digital Network (BDN) in Ireland is providing high-level monitoring, system diagnostics and optimisation for an award-winning deli food specialist.
19th February 2024

Manchester receives heat pump training boost

UK: Daikin UK in partnership with the Green Skills Academy is to deliver the first heat pump training programme for college tutors and staff at nine Greater Manchester colleges.
17th February 2024

Nibe seeks savings after heat pump slump

SWEDEN: Swedish manufacturer Nibe has announced plans to streamline its business after latest financial figures confirm declines in the European heat pump market.
17th February 2024

GSHPs would relieve stress on US electricity grid

USA: The widespread deployment of ground-source heat pumps in the USA would relieve the stress on the grid, lower energy costs and substantially reduce CO2 emissions, a new study claims.
16th February 2024

Thermoacoustic fridge achieves greater efficiency

CHINA: Chinese scientists claim to have developed a heat-driven thermoacoustic refrigerator (HDTR) with a COP of 1.12, nearly three times higher than previously achieved.
15th February 2024

LG explores compressor production in Saudi Arabia

SAUDI ARABIA: Korean air conditioning manufacturer LG and its Saudi Arabian distributor, the Shaker Group, are exploring the feasibility of manufacturing AC compressors in the Kingdom.
15th February 2024

$63m boost for US heat pump production

USA: The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the availability of a further $63m to boost US production of heat pumps.
15th February 2024

Carrier takes heating and cooling to new levels

UK: Carrier AquaSnap 30RBP air-cooled scroll chillers operating on R32 refrigerant are providing cooling and heating for one of the world’s largest vertical farms.
14th February 2024

Machinery regulation recommendation

BELGIUM: Eurovent’s Evaporative Cooling Equipment product group (PG-CT) has released its third version of Recommendation 9/11–2023: Application of Machinery Safety Regulation for cooling towers.
14th February 2024

Fully electric E-500e for light commercial vehicles

BELGIUM: Thermo King is starting the production of its new fully electric E-500e single and multi-temperature models for electric light commercial vehicles.
14th February 2024

New Danfoss series programmable HVAC controller

DENMARK: The Alsmart universal controller is the latest generation of programmable controllers for the HVAC market from Danfoss.  It is said to combine flexible and advanced…
14th February 2024

Women in Cooling a focus of InstallerShow 2024

UK: This year’s InstallerShow at the NEC will host what it claims will be the UK’s biggest Women in Cooling event to coincide with World Refrigeration Day.
13th February 2024

Trevor Young to become FläktGroup CEO

GERMANY: Trevor Young is to take over as CEO of the FläktGroup from March 1.
13th February 2024

Nanomaterial could reduce air conditioning load

CANADA: The development of an ultra-thin graphene-based nanofilm membrane that could reduce the energy required air conditioning systems has received CAD$2m (€1.4m) in seed funding.
13th February 2024

Grierson rejoins Wolseley as divisional MD

UK: Peter Grierson has rejoined Wolseley Pipe Centre and Climate Centre as divisional managing director. 
13th February 2024

MHIAE wins Beijer Ref supplier award

UK: For the second time, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHIAE) has been named as Beijer Ref UK & Ireland’s Supplier of the Year. 
11th February 2024

A-Gas opens refrigerant test lab in New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND: Refrigerant management company A-Gas has launched the first laboratory in New Zealand with the capability to test the quality of refrigerants against AHRI Standard 700.
11th February 2024

Cheese maker settles ammonia violations

USA: A California-based cheese processing company has agreed to pay over $400,000 following EPA accusations of violations pertaining to its ammonia refrigeration system.
11th February 2024

$10m funding for US heat pump projects

USA: Four heat pump research projects aimed at reducing industrial greenhouse gas emissions are to receive a total of over $10m in funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE). 
11th February 2024

Finn Geotherm scores local heat pump hat-trick

UK: Norfolk-based renewable heating installer Finn Geotherm has undertaken three local projects to replace gas boilers with heat pumps which will cut carbon emissions by 66%.
10th February 2024

Panasonic VRF takes care

UK: Panasonic air conditioning equipment is improving the comfort for residents at a Surrey home for people with personal care needs.
10th February 2024

Nine US states pledge to accelerate heat pump sales

USA: Nine US states have signed an agreement to significantly accelerate residential heat pump sales.
10th February 2024

CambridgeHOK forms industrial fridge division

UK: Yorkshire-based horticultural engineering specialist CambridgeHOK has launched an industrial refrigeration business, headed by former directors of the now defunct JD Cooling Systems.
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