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United States, Spain clamp down on HCFC, CFC leaks

United States, Spain clamp down on HCFC, CFC leaks

23 June 2016
Recent decisions by the US and Spanish courts indicate that authorities around the world are ready to clamp down hard on companies responsible for leaking ozone-depleting and climate-damaging refrigerants into the atm...
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Leading Swiss retailer opts for natural refrigerants

Leading Swiss retailer opts for natural refrigerants

23 June 2016
Denner, a leading Swiss discount retailer, is putting energy efficiency – and natural refrigerants CO2 and propane – at the top of its climate agenda. Their aim is to reduce emissions by 10% by 2020.
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Brazilian retailer Atacadão opens all-natural store

Brazilian retailer Atacadão opens all-natural store

22 June 2016
A centralised transcritical CO2 system, combined with stand-alone hydrocarbon-based cabinets, make the refrigeration system at Brazilian retailer Atacadão’s latest store fully natural refrigerant-based.
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UK’s EU F-Gas future uncertain as in-out referendum...

UK’s EU F-Gas future uncertain as in-out referendum...

22 June 2016
On the eve of the UK referendum on continued EU membership, the shadow of Brexit looms large over the HVAC&R industry – with a potential exit from the bloc putting the United Kingdom’s f-gas phase-down...
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Skating on CO<sub>2</sub>-made ice

Skating on CO2-made ice

16 June 2016
Anchorage, Alaska is continuing to roll out CO2 transcritical cooling systems at its municipal ice rinks, in a phase-out of R22 equipment.
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Alaska SeaLife Center making waves with CO<sub>2</sub> heat pumps

Alaska SeaLife Center making waves with CO2 heat pumps

13 June 2016
Facing astronomical oil heating costs, the Alaska SeaLife Center turned to heat pumps that leverage nearby seawater with a high-powered CO2 system.
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AHR Expo launches call for entries for 2017 Innovation Aw...

AHR Expo launches call for entries for 2017 Innovation Aw...

10 June 2016
The AHR Expo, a leading international HVAC&R show, has launched its call for entries for the 2017 Innovation Awards competition. 
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Crossing the CO<sub>2</sub> equator: Carrefour leads the march south

Crossing the CO2 equator: Carrefour leads the march south

9 June 2016
For Carrefour, refrigeration plays a key role in delivering environmental sustainability objectives. Recording excellent results in warm climates too, the retail giant is putting natural refrigerants at the heart of i...
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SWEP putting climate-friendly technology at heart of sust...

SWEP putting climate-friendly technology at heart of sust...

9 June 2016
Swedish heat exchanger manufacturer SWEP is dramatically increasing investment in climate-friendly technologies, reveals its 2015 environmental sustainability report released last month.  
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New servicing system to boost CO<sub>2</sub> MAC rollout in Europe

New servicing system to boost CO2 MAC rollout in Europe

8 June 2016
A new service unit for CO2 mobile air conditioning (MAC) systems – developed by AVL DiTest in collaboration with Daimler – has been approved by the German car manufacturer, paving the way for increased upt...
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Big German retailers say 'yes' to natural refrigerants

Big German retailers say 'yes' to natural refrigerants

2 June 2016
Several major German retailers have committed to using natural refrigerants as part of their climate strategy.
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Australian retailer Woolworths puts faith in natrefs

Australian retailer Woolworths puts faith in natrefs

2 June 2016
Australian retail giant Woolworths views a market-wide shift to natural refrigerants as a ‘no-brainer’, even for sunnier climates, and plans to lead the transition by adopting the most innovative technolog...
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Italy’s largest hypermarket opts for CO<sub>2</sub> transcritical

Italy’s largest hypermarket opts for CO2 transcritical

31 May 2016
In April 2016, the largest hypermarket in Italy opened its doors in Milan. Italian supermarket giant Iper’s brand new 10,000 m2 hypermarket is pioneering a CO2 transcritical refrigeration system using ejector te...
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Coles putting CO<sub>2</sub> on the map Down Under

Coles putting CO2 on the map Down Under

30 May 2016
The Australian retailer’s first transcritical installation, which encompasses refrigeration, air conditioning and heating, is recording promising efficiency numbers, setting the stage for more installations of t...
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Global manufacturers eye Australia, New Zealand

Global manufacturers eye Australia, New Zealand

23 May 2016
With manufacturers from Europe, Asia and the US looking to make the case for rolling out natural refrigerant technologies in local markets Down Under, ATMOsphere Australia showcased myriad opportunities available for ...