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German automotive body VDA adopts new DIN MAC standards f...

German automotive body VDA adopts new DIN MAC standards f...

29 July 2015
For the first time the German Institute for Standardisation (DIN) has released standards relating to R744 components and MAC systems. Four of 20 standards are yet to be completed but the German Association of the Auto...
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Paris Montreal Protocol meeting makes slow progress on HFCs

Paris Montreal Protocol meeting makes slow progress on HFCs

29 July 2015
The Montreal Protocol meeting held on 20-24 July in Paris failed to bring a much-needed breath of fresh air into discussions on HFCs as Parties did not succeed in initiating a formal negotiations process on ways to ma...
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White House launches American Business Act on Climate Ple...

29 July 2015 | The White House
On July 27 the White House, Secretary of State John Kerry and senior White House officials hosted 13 of the largest companies from across America who are standing with the Obama Administration to launch the American B...
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Re-launch of The Natural Voice calls for increased recogn...

Re-launch of The Natural Voice calls for increased recogn...

27 July 2015
ATMOsphere Network Paris 2015, held on margins of a Montreal Protocol meeting, saw the re-launch of The Natural Voice amidst presentations showing that hydrocarbons and CO2 are gaining traction worldwide in lieu of HFCs.
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UPDATE: EPA announces final dates for delisting of HFCs

UPDATE: EPA announces final dates for delisting of HFCs

24 July 2015
Following the announcement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on 2nd July outlining the final rule for the delisting of several high-GWP (global warming potential) refrigerants, R744.com and hydrocarb...
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Makro addresses F-gas tax with first Spanish store using ...

Makro addresses F-gas tax with first Spanish store using ...

24 July 2015
Finalised a few months ago, Barajas became the first of 37 Makro stores in Spain (Madrid) equipped with a refrigeration system using only CO2 as a refrigerant.
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Epta increases natural refrigerant offering with acquisit...

Epta increases natural refrigerant offering with acquisit...

23 July 2015
Italian manufacturer of natural refrigerant equipment and R744.com gold partner Epta has bolstered its Nordic presence with key acquisition of Danish CO2 specialist Knudsen Køling. 
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ATMOsphere America 2015 Summary Report: Natural refrigera...

ATMOsphere America 2015 Summary Report: Natural refrigera...

22 July 2015
Couldn’t make it to ATMOsphere America 2015? Our free summary report’s got you covered.
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Panasonic's CO<sub>2</sub> heating system improves performance and r...

Panasonic's CO2 heating system improves performance and r...

20 July 2015
shecco’s GUIDE to Natural Refrigerants in China showed that the use of CO2 is present in many different sectors, including light commercial and commercial refrigeration and industrial refrigeration. A case study...
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Accelerate America to launch industry awards

Accelerate America to launch industry awards

17 July 2015
Accelerate America will be accepting nominations for its new Best in Sector and Person of the Year awards, which will be presented at ATMOsphere America 2016.
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Haier-Carrier installation shows place of CO<sub>2</sub> in China's ...

Haier-Carrier installation shows place of CO2 in China's ...

15 July 2015
The Haier-Carrier pump CO2 system is a technology principally designed to use CO2 in a bid to reduce the selection of HCFCs and HFCs as refrigerants. The use of CO2 reduces the need for the use of HFCs to just the mac...
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Oh, the possibilities! Natural refrigerants offer distinc...

Oh, the possibilities! Natural refrigerants offer distinc...

13 July 2015
Food retailers, refrigeration system and component manufacturers and contractors highlight advantages of natural refrigerants, particularly R744, over traditional HFC systems in commercial refrigeration, including ene...
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New webpage to promote CO2 training

13 July 2015 | R744.com
The IES Llombai together with the IES Salvador Victoria, IES Xebic and CIPFP Catarroja have developed a new webpage: http://www.proyectoco2.es (in Spanish). This was created as part of the Student’s Learning Imp...
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North American HVAC contractors reveal surge in demand fo...

North American HVAC contractors reveal surge in demand fo...

10 July 2015
The role of contractors is becoming increasingly important to the growth of natural refrigerants in North America. Without a large host of well-trained contractors, limitations are placed on the amount and speed of ad...
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EIA: Beyond the Dirty Dozen reveals lack of progress in U...

EIA: Beyond the Dirty Dozen reveals lack of progress in U...

9 July 2015
In a follow-up to their 2013 report into the lack of action by U.S. retailers to address leakages of HFCs, the EIA found that while some retailers have taken tentative steps, large retailers such as Walmart are failin...
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ATMOsphere America 2015: CO<sub>2</sub> finds favour in industrial r...

ATMOsphere America 2015: CO2 finds favour in industrial r...

7 July 2015
As in previous years ATMOsphere America 2015, organised in Atlanta on 25-26 June, provided an opportunity to learn about the very latest technology developments. A series of technology case study sessions focused on i...
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Cimco settles with Carnot over CO<sub>2</sub> ice-rink patents

Cimco settles with Carnot over CO2 ice-rink patents

7 July 2015
Carnot has agreed to pay Cimco $1.8 million to settle patent infringement suits stemming from CO2 refrigeration systems Carnot built for Quebec ice rinks  
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ATMOsphere America 2015: Coke convinced that CO<sub>2</sub> is the &...

ATMOsphere America 2015: Coke convinced that CO2 is the &...

7 July 2015
Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, has a long history of using carbon dioxide as the fizz in its soft drinks. Now CO2 is also Coke’s refrigerant of choice in its beverage coolers, vending mac...
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ATMOsphere America 2015: Training and educating HVAC prof...

ATMOsphere America 2015: Training and educating HVAC prof...

3 July 2015
ATMOsphere America 2015 outlined the acute need for expanded training programmes for natural refrigerants in the U.S., with the evolution of online training packages, upgraded curriculums pertaining to low charge ammo...