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27th February 2024

European heat pump sales down 5% in 2023

EUROPE: After a decade of increases, heat pump sales in Europe fell by around 5% in 2023 – and market analysts are expecting this downward trend to continue this year.
26th February 2024

Modine buys Canadian AHU manufacturer

USA/CANADA: Modine has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Canadian air handling unit manufacturer Scott Springfield Manufacturing. 
26th February 2024

Stulz partners on immersion cooling

GERMANY/NETHERLANDS: Stulz Modular, the data centre design, build and maintenance services provider, is cooperating with Dutch immersion cooling specialist Asperitas in the field of liquid cooling.
23rd February 2024

Hoshizaki acquires 25% stake in Fogel

PANAMA: Japanese refrigeration equipment manufacturer Hoshizaki has acquired a 25% stake in Fogel Company Inc, a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment based in Republic of Panama, for US$28m.
22nd February 2024

Large capacity ULT chiller using neon refrigerant

SOUTH KOREA: Researchers claim to have developed a large capacity ultra-low temperature industrial chiller which, in tests, has achieved a 10kW cooling performance at -100℃.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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). 
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.
8th February 2024

Bulgarian customs seize 1 tonne of HFCs

BULGARIA: A shipment of nearly one tonne of smuggled HFC refrigerants in disposable cylinders have been seized by Bulgarian customs officials.
7th February 2024

Daikin collaborates with solar start-up

JAPAN: Daikin is said to have entered into a capital alliance with a Japanese startup company developing a roof material with integrated solar panels and a home energy management system.
6th February 2024

Heat pumps “sidelined” in net zero strategy

BELGIUM: The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) has accused the European Commission of sidelining heat pumps following today’s adoption of its Industrial Carbon Management Communication to reach net zero.
6th February 2024

Carrier sales up 8% in 2023

USA: Despite flat fourth quarter sales compared to 2022, Carrier recorded sales for the year 2023 of $22.1bn, an 8% increase on 2022.
6th February 2024

Carrier rings the NY stock exchange bell

USA: Carrier chairman and CEO David Gitlin had the honour to ring the iconic New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) bell to open today’s trading.
6th February 2024

Recycled steel enters Swegon’s serial production

SWEDEN: After thorough tests and evaluations, Swedish HVAC manufacturer Swegon is to introduce recycled and renewably produced steel in its high-volume serial production.
5th February 2024

Dual-temperature reefer with CA functions

JAPAN: Transportation company Ocean Network Express (ONE) has commenced trials of what it claims is the world’s first dual-temperature refrigerated container equipped with controlled atmosphere (CA) functions.
2nd February 2024

Draft emissions standard open for comment

USA: ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC) has released a proposed standard for the evaluation and documentation of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) across a building’s life cycle.
2nd February 2024

Panasonic acquires 40% stake in Innova

JAPAN/ITALY: Panasonic has acquired a 40% stake in Italian air conditioning and heat pump manufacturer Innova, as part of a business alliance agreement.
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