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Technical breakfast with HRS Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:15:21 GMT
Hampshire Refrigeration Society's next Technical Breakfast Briefing will take place on November 26 at Eastleigh College.​The event will include presentations on:Remote access systems for new and retrofitted chillers by Trevor Dann of ThermaGroupAir conditioning update from Nigel Hammond of FujitsuRefrigerant update from Neil Roberts of Chemours The morning begins at 8.30am with bacon rolls and tea/ [...]

Cross Rental Services acquires Swegon Hire UK Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:21:15 GMT
Cross Rental Services Group has completed the acquisition of Swegon Hire UK. Cross Rental Services provides HVAC hire equipment to clients including FMs, manufacturing, logistics and warehousing, local government including the NHS, retail, and M&E contractors. ​It also includes a wider group of companies covering the UK and Ireland. Along with its heating and cooling hire business, it prov [...]

Data centre deal for Airedale Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:21:39 GMT
Airedale Managing Director Tony Cole Airedale International is to supply data centre cooling in Europe for CyrusOne, a global real estate investment trust.The initial two-year agreement will see Airedale deliver solutions in Dublin and Amsterdam, with each having an IT loading of 54MW. Further announcements expected over the next 18 months. The cooling will consist specifically designed SmartCool chilled [...]

Goode-bye from Colin after 48 years Mon, 11 Nov 2019 09:05:06 GMT
Fujitsu’s Colin Goode is to retire at the end of December after almost 48 years in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.He said: “Like most people I never really gave retirement much thought. After all, it’s for old people, right? Well, the years roll by and some of your friends, family and work colleagues start to retire. Then, before you know it, you are into your early 60s and it suddenly dawns on y [...]

Humidity Solutions in exclusive Cotes agreement Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:03:04 GMT
John Barker, left, with Peter Lange of Cotes, centre, and Per Andersen from the Danish Embassy Humidity Solutions has become the exclusive UK distributor for Danish desiccant dehumidifier manufacturer Cotes.Cotes designs and manufactures dehumidifiers for applications including lithium-ion battery production, food industry production facilities, cold stores and freezer tunnels, storage facilities, spray drying installations an [...]

Vaisala probes facilitate roll-out of environmentally friendly refrigeration Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:00:00 +0000

Supermarkets all over Australia and New Zealand are benefiting from advanced CO2 monitors as new natural refrigeration systems are installed in the fight against climate change....

Cross Rental acquires new hire company Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:50:00 +0000

Cross Rental Services Group, a provider of HVAC hire equipment, has completed the acquisition of Swegon Hire UK, a well-respected hire company with a 30-year heritage in the UK HVAC industry....

HRS technical breakfast briefing Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:50:00 +0000

Due to the continuing success of HRS’s ‘Technical Breakfast Briefings’ the company advises that its next meeting will take place on 26 November 2019, at Eastleigh College....

Carrier highlights benefits of sustainable cold chain at UN meeting Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:47:00 +0000

Carrier Transicold and Refrigeration Systems president, David Appel, discussed the sustainable cold chain and how it can cut food loss and waste at the 31st Meeting of the Parties of the Montréal Protocol on 07 November during a roundtable session....

Bath and West pavilion receives AC from R32 Smart Cassettes Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:46:00 +0000

Toshiba Carrier UK’s (TCUK) low Global Warming Potential (GWP) R32 refrigerant Smart Cassettes are key to the new air conditioning system at the recently refurbished Bath and West Showground restaurant....

Scottish dinner sets new record Sat, 16 Nov 2019 19:46:03 +0000

UK: The annual IoR Scotland dinner cemented its position as the air conditioning and refrigeration industry’s premier event with a sell-out, record attendance of 490 guests on Thursday night. This year celebrating its 40th anniversary, the dinner was again held at Glasgow’s Crowne Plaza Hotel. The annual event, which has already raised nearly £50,000 for …

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Daikin and Gree amongst cooling prize finalists Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:00:39 +0000

INDIA: Leading air conditioning companies Daikin and Gree are among eight finalists for the Global Cooling Prize, the international innovation competition to develop super-efficient and climate-friendly residential cooling solutions. The $3m initiative launched last year, with backing from British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, is a two-year competition to find a residential cooling technology with at …

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GI Industrial Holding adopts lower GWP refrigerant R454B Fri, 15 Nov 2019 05:58:22 +0000

USA: Chemours has announced that Italian manufacturer GI Industrial Holding has adopted its lower GWP refrigerant Opteon XL41 (R454B) for use in its screw chiller systems. The announcement follows GI Industrial Holding’s adoption of another Chemours R410A alternative – Opteon XL55 (R452B) – earlier this year. Both new refrigerants have an A2L flammability rating and …

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Carrier adds R1234ze chiller Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:05:36 +0000

FRANCE: Carrier’s AquaForce Vision 30KAVP-ZE air-cooled screw chiller is now available with low GWP HFO refrigerant R1234ze. The addition of an HFO version to the chiller range launched in June is said to balance environmental responsibility with performance.  It covers cooling capacities from 350kW to 800kW and an SEER rating of up to 5.6.  Four …

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EU invests €240 million for nature, environment and climate action Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0100

This autumn more than 120 new projects will be funded under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action, helping Europe shift to a more sustainable and low-carbon future. Approximately €240 million will go to projects in the fields of nature and biodiversity, environment and resource efficiency, and climate action, mobilising additional investments in these areas.

Auctioning Regulation amendment for phase 4 of the EU ETS published and to enter into force Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0100

Today, the delegated regulation amending the ETS Auctioning Regulation to ensure continued successful auctions in phase 4 of the EU ETS (2021-2030) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Five beneficiary Member States opt to transfer additional allowances to the Modernisation Fund Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0100

The Modernisation Fund set up under the revised ETS Directive will more than double compared to the size initially envisaged, following the decision by five beneficiary EU Member States to increase the number of emission allowances they will transfer to the fund.

2020 auction calendars for aviation allowances published Tue, 05 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0100

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) published today the 2020 calendars for the auctions of aviation allowances.

EU greenhouse gas emissions down 23% since 1990, still implementation will have to be further accelerated to reach current 2030 targets Thu, 31 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0100

EU greenhouse gas emissions declined by 2% in 2018 and reached their lowest level since 1990. In 2018, emissions were 23% below the 1990 level, while the GDP had increased by 61%. Implementation will have to be accelerated significantly, the annual EU Climate Action Progress Report adopted today concludes, to reach 2030 targets and for the EU to become climate-neutral by 2050.

EU ratifies Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200

The European Union has today ratified the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which will bring about a global phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) - powerful greenhouse gases.

European Union receives 2017 Ozone Award Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The European Union has received the 2017 Ozone Award for political leadership, for its role in the adoption of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.

EU phasedown on track as fluorinated greenhouse gas use falls Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100

The production, import and export of fluorinated gases (F-gases) fell in the European Union last year, according to a new report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today. F-gases are mainly used in cooling and heating equipment. Since they have a high global warming potential, phasing down HFCs is critical to global efforts to fight climate change.

Commission announces new €3 million project to kick-start HFC action Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The European Commission will provide EUR 3 million for early action to replace climate-warming gases in Latin America and the Caribbean. EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete made the announcement today in Kigali, Rwanda, where he is participating in crucial negotiations for a global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are potent greenhouse gases.

EU calling for ambitious HFC amendment under the Montreal Protocol Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:28:47 +0200

EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete's speech on tackling climate warming HFCs: