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Flowrite acquired by Airedale Group Mon, 13 Jan 2020 14:20:00 GMT
Maidstone-based Flowrite Refrigeration Holdings has been acquired by the Airedale Group, a leading catering equipment installation and servicing specialist. Airedale Group CEO Rob Bywell said: “This is a significant and exciting investment and one that creates a compelling proposition. The acquisition of Flowrite coupled with our existing service operation, creates the largest specialist maintenanc [...]

New look as Coolair hits 40 Mon, 13 Jan 2020 12:02:32 GMT
Citroen Regional Business Sales Manager James Walton handing keys to Coolair Equipment’s Finance Director Helen Sharratt at the company’s Manchester HQ Coolair Equipment has unveiled a new fleet and a new look for 2020 – the company's 40th year of operations.The new fleet of Citroen commercial vehicles will operate from the air conditioning specialist's sites in Manchester, Cannock and Maidstone. Each vehicle has been wra [...]

Temporary solutions to post-Brexit concerns Mon, 13 Jan 2020 11:04:19 GMT
Temporary cooling systems and chillers that can transform ambient temperature warehousing into chilled/cold storage could represent a potential solution to uncertainty surrounding the post-Brexit supply chain, according to Aggreko.Following comments from European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen about a UK trade deal, companies across the supply chain may face challenges increasing capacity to stockpile chilled and cold g [...]

Cool Concerns is natural choice for Beijer Ref Wed, 08 Jan 2020 10:58:23 GMT
Howard Noble of Beijer Ref UK & Ireland with Stephen Benton of Cool Concerns Wholesaler Beijer Ref UK & Ireland has announced that Tewkesbury-based Cool Concerns will be its exclusive training and support partner for natural refrigerants for the fourth consecutive year.Dean & Wood launched the SCM Cubo2 Smart CO2 condensing unit range in 2018, and fellow Beijer Ref businesses HRP and DWG followed as demand increas [...]

​Fujitsu partners with AUK Distribution Tue, 07 Jan 2020 13:22:22 GMT
From left, Darryl Smith, Managing Director, AUK, Andrew Reah, Operations Director, AUK, and Ian Carroll, Chief Operating Officer, Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK has formed a partnership with Newcastle-based AUK Distribution. Fujitsu says the move strengthens its recent collaboration with Italian group GI Holding to bring a range of applied products to the UK market.Formed in 2009 as a specia [...]

Rankine 2020 highlights opportunities and challenges Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:03:00 +0100

The IIR Rankine 2020 – Advances in Heating, Cooling and Power Generation conference was organised by the Institute of Refrigeration as a five day online event running from 27-31 July. It incorporated over 90 speaker presentations, organised in 20 ...

Covid-19 is not an excuse says BESA Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:25:00 +0100

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged construction companies to resist the temptation to use the Covid-19 crisis as an excuse to return to 'a culture of corner cutting'....

Lu-Ve supplys CO2 system for Russia's biggest cold store Thu, 06 Aug 2020 09:50:00 +0100

? LU-VE Group has supplied the machines for the refrigeration of the biggest food storage warehouse in Russia, cooled by CO2. The Italian multinational has been awarded the order for the design and installation of the CO2 cooling system by merchant ...

Cold chain climate tax saving scheme gets two year extension Thu, 06 Aug 2020 09:23:00 +0100

The Cold Chain Federation has welcomed the Government’s new report on extending the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme, securing the £10 million a year tax saving for the industry for five more years....

Condair appoints new service engineer Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:43:00 +0100

Humidification specialist, Condair, has appointed Adam Norton as a humidifier service engineer based out of Edinburgh....

Scottish dinner officially cancelled Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:43:50 +0000

UK: This year’s Institute of Refrigeration Scottish Dinner has now been officially cancelled due to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. Due to be held on October 22 at the Crowne Plaza, Glasgow, the annual dinner had originally sold all its 500 tickets within just one week of becoming available. The organiser has been …

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Danfoss launches largest Turbocor compressor Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:33:52 +0000

DENMARK: Danfoss has launched its largest Turbocor oil-free compressor with a nominal capacity of 450 tons/1,600 kW. The Danfoss Turbocor VTX1600 now brings the benefits of magnetic bearing technology to larger water-cooled chillers. Multiple configurations, delivering capacities in excess of 3,600 tons/12,600kW, are possible. Like all Danfoss Turbocor compressors, the new VTX1600 is built in …

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EIA seeks ban on HFC refrigerants in single-split air conditioners Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:38:11 +0000

UK: The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is to call for a ban on HFC refrigerants in single-split air conditioning units in Europe.  As part of its submission to the current review of the European F-gas regulation (517/2014), the EIA is pushing for a move to the use of the hydrocarbon refrigerant propane (R290). In support …

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Blue Star sees revenues plunge 60% Mon, 10 Aug 2020 21:11:57 +0000

INDIA: The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic has seen revenue for leading Indian air conditioning and refrigeration manufacturer Blue Star crash by more than 60%.  The latest figures for the quarter ended June 30 were Rs626.02 crores ($83.6m), compared to Rs1575.45 crores ($210.3m) in the same period last year. Operating profit for the quarter was …

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2020 calendar for transfers of allowances between the EU and Swiss emission trading registries Wed, 05 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0200

The Joint Committee under the EU and Swiss Linking Agreement today agreed on the 2020 calendar for the transfers of emission allowances between the registries of the EU Emissions Trading System and the Emission Trading System of Switzerland.

Financing the energy transition: Commission puts €14 billion fund to modernise energy sectors in 10 Member States into action Thu, 09 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0200

The Commission adopted today the rules on the operation of the Modernisation Fund, an EU solidarity funding mechanism to support 10 EU Member States in their transition to climate neutrality by helping to modernise their energy systems and improve energy efficiency. The Member States to benefit by the Modernisation Fund are Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.

EU, Canada and China co-host international meeting on climate cooperation and a sustainable economic recovery Tue, 07 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0200

Today, the European Commission’s Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, the Canadian Minister for Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson and China’s Minister for Ecology and Environment Huang Runqiu co-chaired the 4th session of the Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA). This year’s meeting took place in a virtual format. Against the backdrop of the Coronavirus pandemic, the meeting focused on aligning global recovery measures with the Paris Agreement, and improving resilience against future crises. Participants included Ministers from G20 countries and other key parties in the UN climate negotiations.

Boosting the EU’s green recovery: Commission invests € 1 billion in innovative clean technology projects Fri, 03 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0200

The Commission is launching today the first call for proposals under the Innovation Fund, one of the world’s largest programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies, financed by revenues from the auction of emission allowances from the EU’s Emissions Trading System. The Innovation Fund will finance breakthrough technologies for renewable energy, energy-intensive industries, energy storage, and carbon capture, use and storage. It will provide a boost to the green recovery by creating local future-proof jobs, paving the way to climate neutrality and reinforcing European technological leadership on a global scale.

2020 revised auction calendars published Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0200

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and ICE Futures Europe (ICE) published today the revised 2020 auction calendars in view of the implementation of the Market Stability Reserve. The EEX auctions in its capacity of common auction platform will include, as from 16 July, the volumes of allowances for the Innovation Fund.

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: