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14th June 2024

EC seeks feedback on F-gas portal amendments

EUROPE: The European Commission is now seeking feedback on the amendments to the rules on registration for the F-gas portal as laid down in the new F-gas regulation.
14th June 2024

ECHA to consider PFAS impacts this year

FINLAND: European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) evaluations of the impact of fluorinated HFC/HFO refrigerants under proposed new European PFAS restrictions are expected to take place in November/December.
13th June 2024

Uzbekistan customs stop R22 equipment

UZBEKISTAN: Customs officers in the Uzbekistan capital Tashkent have stopped the importation of process chilling equipment running on banned ozone-depleting refrigerant R22.
13th June 2024

Carrier joins US heat pump RTU challenge

USA: Carrier has joined the US Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Commercial Heat Pump Accelerator to develop next-generation heat pump rooftop units.
12th June 2024

Daikin breaks ground on new Tijuana facility

MEXICO: Daikin Applied and its subsidiaryAlliance Air have broken ground on a new $121m facility in Tijuana to manufacture custom HVAC and computer room air handler equipment and solutions.
12th June 2024

ASHRAE signs MoU with GSO

USA: ASHRAE has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with GSO, the standards organisation for the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council and Yemen.
12th June 2024

Three injured in explosion at Johnson Controls

USA: Three people are reported to have been injured in an explosion at the Johnson Controls manufacturing plant in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.
11th June 2024

Significant reduction in atmospheric HCFCs

UK: A new study reports a significant reduction in the atmospheric levels of ozone-depleting HCFCs, the most abundant of which is the former refrigeration and air conditioning refrigerant HCFC22.
11th June 2024

Emerson to sell remaining stake in Copeland

USA: Emerson is to sell its remaining 40% interest in the Copeland joint venture (formerly Emerson Climate Technologies) to Blackstone for a transaction value of approximately $3.5bn.
11th June 2024

Investigation launched into Honeywell HF release

USA: The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has launched an investigation into the Honeywell production facility in Geismar, Louisiana, after a dangerous HF release.
10th June 2024

Temperature Matters is WRefD theme

UK: This year’s World Refrigeration Day on June 26 takes the theme Temperature Matters, underscoring the impact of the industry beyond mere cooling and heating.
9th June 2024

Heat pumps dominate in German new builds

GERMANY: Despite a recent 52% slump in sales, the heat pump is now the dominant heating system in new buildings in Germany.
8th June 2024

Dutch day of action bags illegal refrigerant

NETHERLANDS: An unprecedented large-scale day of action by Dutch authorities seized around 85 cylinders of HFC refrigerant during unannounced visits to 70 car companies in Lelystad, central Netherlands.
8th June 2024

Trane Technologies opens innovation centre

GERMANY: Trane Technologies has officially opened a new 14,000m2 innovation centre in Oberhausen.
8th June 2024

Refrigerant cylinder explodes killing motor cyclist

INDIA: One man is reported to have died and another seriously injured after a refrigerant cylinder being carried on a motor scooter exploded.
8th June 2024

205,000m2 cold store planned for Kawasaki City

JAPAN: Real estate company GLP Japan is to develop what will be one of Japan's largest multi-tenant refrigerated and frozen logistics facilities.
7th June 2024

Hudson acquires USA Refrigerants in $20.7m deal

USA: Refrigerant supplier Hudson Technologies has announced the acquisition of “substantially all” of the assets of USA United Suppliers of America, trading as USA Refrigerants for $20.7m. 
6th June 2024

Dutch seize more than 40 tonnes of refrigerant

NETHERLANDS: Dutch authorities recently seized more than 3,500 cylinders of HFC refrigerants at the Venlo border with Germany.
6th June 2024

Mitsubishi compressor motor wins top award

JAPAN: Mitsubishi Electric has received a top Japanese award for the technology related to its compressor motor that reduces the use of rare earths by effectively using magnetic flux. 
5th June 2024

Mikaila Ganado named AIRAH president

AUSTRALIA: HVACR consultant Mikaila Ganado has been named president of AIRAH, the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating.
5th June 2024

Daikin expands Australian operations

AUSTRALIA: Daikin has commenced construction of a new 7,500m2 R&D building in an expansion of its manufacturing site in the Sydney suburb of Chipping Norton.
5th June 2024

JCI forms data centre solutions organisation

IRELAND: Johnson Controls has created a dedicated Global Data Centre Solutions organisation to provide integrated solutions to data centre customers around the world. 
5th June 2024

Chillventa near sell-out

GERMANY: This year’s Chillventa exhibition in Nuremberg is “almost booked out” according to the organiser NürnbergMesse.
5th June 2024

Clean start for industrial propane heat pump

GERMANY: Research on a heat pump with a propane refrigeration circuit in an industrial cleaning machine has proven the suitability of propane to industrial processes with heating and cooling requirements.
4th June 2024

Aira secures €200m to finance German installs

SWEDEN:  Aira, the Swedish direct-to-consumer heat pump company, has secured a €200m warehouse financing facility with BNP Paribas to help finance heat pump installation in Germany.
2nd June 2024

Nordic Climate acquires Danish duo

SWEDEN/DENMARK: The Nordic Climate Group has expanded activities in Denmark with the acquisitions of Nordfrost Køleservice and Buus Køle-Service ApS.
2nd June 2024

Nordic Climate continues Norwegian expansion

SWEDEN/NORWAY: Nordic Climate Group is expanding in Norway by acquiring Trondheim-based Reftec AS and its subsidiary Rana Kulde. 
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