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19th May 2024

€16m Daikin R&D facility nears completion

ITALY: Daikin Applied Europe is nearing completion of a new €16m R&D facility at its Ariccia manufacturing plant, near Rome.
17th May 2024

EU states demand action on decarbonisation

EUROPE: Fifteen European member states have signed an open letter urging the European Commission to publish its delayed Heat Pump Action Plan and revise the “outdated” Heating and Cooling Strategy.
15th May 2024

EU publishes new F-gas certification proposals

EUROPE: The European Commission has now published its proposals for minimum certification and training requirements for engineers under the new F-gas regulation 2024/573.
13th May 2024

Australia hits 10,000 tonne refrigerant recovery milestone

AUSTRALIA: Refrigerant Reclaim Australia (RRA) reports that it has reached the milestone of recovering 10,000,000kg of synthetic refrigerants since its inception in 1993.
12th May 2024

Keeprite to build new Texas plant

USA: Keeprite Refrigeration is to relocate its Longview, Texas, manufacturing plant to a larger facility in nearby Kilgore.
12th May 2024

US continues crack down on illegal HFCs

USA: US authorities continue to enforce controls on HFCs under the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act, seizing illegal shipments and pursuing illegal importers. 
10th May 2024

US manufacturers line up behind R454B

USA: Lennox has become the latest US manufacturer to announce a switch to lower GWP refrigerant R454B across all its residential HVAC products.
10th May 2024

Fall in heat pump demand hits Daikin Europe sales

BELGIUM: Daikin Industries has celebrated its 100th anniversary with best-ever global sales but the “challenging” heat pump market saw sales drop in Europe.
9th May 2024

Daikin chairman Inoue to retire

JAPAN: Daikin Industries’ executive chairman and global group representative executive officer Noriyuki Inoue is set to retire at the age of 89 after 67 years with the company.
9th May 2024

Carrier drops Toshiba name

JAPAN: Carrier has dropped the Toshiba name from its Toshiba Carrier businesses. The move follows Carrier’s acquisition of the former joint venture business in 2022. 
8th May 2024

Daikin Applied plans new AHU plant in Tijuana

USA: Commercial and industrial HVAC manufacturer Daikin Applied is to build a new custom HVAC and computer room AHU manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico. 
8th May 2024

Solid refrigerant system attracts $8m investment

USA: A startup developing high-efficiency heat pumps, air conditioners and refrigerators based on solid refrigerant technology has raised $8m from investors.
8th May 2024

Trane joins RTU heat pump challenge

USA: Trane Technologies is to participate in the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Commercial Building Heat Pump Technology Challenge. 
8th May 2024

US stores slow to adopt HFC-free technology

USA: US supermarkets are accused of a lack of transparency and sluggish adoption of HFC-free refrigeration technology.
7th May 2024

Blue Star sales up 21.4%

INDIA: Blue Star, India’s leading HVACR manufacturer and contractor, reports sales of Rs9685.36 crores (US$1.16bn) in the year to March 31, a 21.4% increase on 2023.
6th May 2024

Carel partners with IoT company SECO

ITALY: Carel has signed an agreement with SECO SpA, an IoT and AI analytics software development specialist, to design a new refrigeration and air conditioning control and monitoring system.
5th May 2024

Zardo to head Schneider Electric Italia

ITALY: Davide Zardo, former CEO of Italian precision air conditioners and refrigeration systems manufacturer Uniflair, has been appointed as president and CEO of Schneider Electric Italia.
4th May 2024

Andrea Cavalet elected president of Eurovent ME

UAE: Andrea Cavalet, general manager of Epta Middle East, has been elected president of Eurovent Middle East. 
3rd May 2024

German heat pump sales down 52%

GERMANY: Heat pumps sales in Germany declined 52% in the first quarter of the year, according to new figures from the German heating industry association BDH.
3rd May 2024

Daikin MEA appoints Bahrain distributor

UAE: Daikin Middle East and Africa FZE has appointed Almoayyed Contracting Group as its new distributor in Bahrain. 
2nd May 2024

Carrier brings CO2 technology to the US

USA: Carrier Commercial Refrigeration is bringing its CO2 mechanical refrigeration systems to its North American home market. 
2nd May 2024

Chemours ends US sales of R404A and R507

USA: Refrigerant producer Chemours is to cease sales of high GWP HFC refrigerants R404A and R507A in the USA. 
2nd May 2024

Charlotte Robinson wins womens’ video award

UK: Charlotte Robinson, an industrial refrigeration engineer at Catalent Pharma Solutions in Swindon, UK, has won this year’s Women in Cooling video competition.
30th April 2024

Carel opens 4,500m2 knowledge centre

ITALY: Controls manufacturer Carel has officially opened its new 4,500m2 knowledge centre, home to the group’s thermodynamic research operations, technical training and promotion of its solutions.
28th April 2024

EU must prioritise clean heating and cooling

BELGIUM: Claiming that the EU and national governments are currently failing to support a clean heat roll-out, a new report urges the next European Commission to make it a political priority.
28th April 2024

ExxonMobil and Intel work on immersion cooling

USA: Energy and chemical company ExxonMobil and IT company Intel are to collaborate to bring data centre immersion cooling solutions to market 
28th April 2024

Albanian arrested for refrigerant smuggling

GREECE: An Albanian van driver has been arrested in Greece for illegally transporting more than three tonnes of HFC refrigerant.
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