R744.com RSS feed news, products, community - R744.com is theindustry platform for CO2 cooling and heatingexperts worldwide. Everything R744 http://www.r744.com/rss article company event paper R744.com RSS feed http://www.r744.com/rss http://www.r744.com/themes/r744/img/logo.png 140 70 (c) 2015 R744.com RSS2Writer Sat, 01 Aug 2015 20:10:18 +0200 http://www.r744.com/rss en-gb Sat, 01 Aug 2015 20:10:18 +0200 UNEP webinar shows how natural refrigerants are integral to sustainable public procurement http://www.r744.com/news/view/6552 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6552 2015-07-31 16:20:28 article In a webinar held on 30 July by UNEP promoting sustainable public procurement, the need for developing countries to leapfrog HFCs in the process of phasing-out HCFCs was outlined as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency giving an update on what is being done to promote natural refrigerants, in particular in the U.S. Department of Defense. German automotive body VDA adopts new DIN MAC standards for CO2 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6551 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6551 2015-07-29 17:18:02 article 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 Automotive Industry (VDA) has strongly supported the move. Paris Montreal Protocol meeting makes slow progress on HFCs http://www.r744.com/news/view/6550 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6550 2015-07-29 17:00:49 article 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 manage of HFCs. Nevertheless progress has been made in this direction and further intersessional meetings will be held prior to the November Meeting of the Parties in Dubai. White House launches American Business Act on Climate Pledge including 13 of the biggest companies in the U.S. from Apple, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo to Google, Microsoft and Walmart. http://www.r744.com/news/view/6549 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6549 2015-07-29 12:12:57 article 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 Business Act on Climate Pledge: Alcoa, Apple, Bank of America, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Cargill, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Google, Microsoft, PepsiCo, UPS, and Walmart. The companies making pledges represent more than $1.3 trillion in revenue in 2014 and a combined market capitalisation of at least $2.5 trillion. Re-launch of The Natural Voice calls for increased recognition of natural refrigerants&rsquo; role by governments globally http://www.r744.com/news/view/6547 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6547 2015-07-27 17:50:13 article 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 CO<sub>2</sub> are gaining traction worldwide in lieu of HFCs. UPDATE: EPA announces final dates for delisting of HFCs http://www.r744.com/news/view/6523 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6523 2015-07-24 10:20:16 article <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">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 hydrocarbons21.com asked the industry what they thought of the rulings and whether they will have a significant impact on the acceleration for natural refrigerants.</span> Makro addresses F-gas tax with first Spanish store using CO2 transcritical system http://www.r744.com/news/view/6545 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6545 2015-07-24 10:14:07 article Finalised a few months ago, Barajas became the first of 37 Makro stores in Spain (Madrid) equipped with a refrigeration system using only CO<sub>2</sub> as a refrigerant.<br /> Epta increases natural refrigerant offering with acquisition of CO2 specialist Knudsen K&oslash;ling http://www.r744.com/news/view/6543 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6543 2015-07-23 11:49:55 article Italian manufacturer of natural refrigerant equipment and R744.com gold partner Epta has bolstered its Nordic presence with key acquisition of Danish CO<sub>2</sub> specialist Knudsen K&oslash;ling.&nbsp; ATMOsphere America 2015 Summary Report: Natural refrigerants more applicable than ever&nbsp; http://www.r744.com/news/view/6541 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6541 2015-07-22 16:21:55 article Couldn&rsquo;t make it to ATMOsphere America 2015? Our free summary report&rsquo;s got you covered. Panasonic's CO2 heating system improves performance and reduces system size http://www.r744.com/news/view/6539 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6539 2015-07-20 15:45:01 article shecco&rsquo;s GUIDE to Natural Refrigerants in China showed that the use of CO<sub>2</sub> is present in many different sectors, including light commercial and commercial refrigeration and industrial refrigeration. A case study presented by Panasonic shows that there are other applications using CO<sub>2</sub>, including their CO<sub>2</sub> low temperature heat pump heating systems. Accelerate America to launch industry awards http://www.r744.com/news/view/6538 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6538 2015-07-17 17:02:33 article 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. Haier-Carrier installation shows place of CO2 in China's commercial refrigeration sector http://www.r744.com/news/view/6536 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6536 2015-07-15 16:56:18 article The Haier-Carrier pump CO<sub>2</sub> system is a technology principally designed to use CO<sub>2</sub> in a bid to reduce the selection of HCFCs and HFCs as refrigerants. The use of CO<sub>2</sub> reduces the need for the use of HFCs to just the machinery room, making this a key installation in China. Oh, the possibilities! Natural refrigerants offer distinct advantages over HFCs http://www.r744.com/news/view/6534 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6534 2015-07-13 16:06:01 article Food retailers, refrigeration system and component manufacturers and contractors highlight advantages of natural refrigerants, particularly R744, over traditional HFC systems in commercial refrigeration, including energy consumption reductions, total system integration and reduced environmental impact. New webpage to promote CO2 training http://www.r744.com/news/view/6533 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6533 2015-07-13 15:40:27 article The IES Llombai together with the IES Salvador Victoria, IES Xebic and CIPFP Catarroja have developed a new webpage: <a href="http://www.proyectoco2.es" target="_blank">http://www.proyectoco2.es</a> (in Spanish). This was created as part of the Student&rsquo;s Learning Improvement Project, which aims to enhance training and education on CO<sub>2</sub> transcritical technology in Spanish high schools. The companies participating in this project include CAREL Industries and Enex.<br /> <br /> The webpage will report about project developments as well as featuring several topics related to CO<sub>2</sub> TC refrigeration, including the evolution of the use of CO<sub>2</sub> in Europe and Spain, installations and upcoming conferences among many other topics.<br /> North American HVAC contractors reveal surge in demand for natural refrigerant-based systems http://www.r744.com/news/view/6532 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6532 2015-07-10 09:49:57 article 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 adoption. At this year&rsquo;s ATMOsphere America, clear trends were presented that will affect the shifting focus for contractors and how they will tackle it. EIA: Beyond the Dirty Dozen reveals lack of progress in U.S. commercial refrigeration http://www.r744.com/news/view/6530 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6530 2015-07-09 10:30:20 article 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 failing to act despite signing declarations to tackle HFC leakages. ATMOsphere America 2015: CO2 finds favour in industrial refrigeration and heat pump applications&nbsp; http://www.r744.com/news/view/6529 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6529 2015-07-07 17:01:57 article 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 industrial refrigeration, heat pumps, and new applications provided no shortage of evidence on the advantages of CO<sub>2</sub> in applications beyond the world of commercial refrigeration. Cimco settles with Carnot over CO2 ice-rink patents http://www.r744.com/news/view/6528 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6528 2015-07-07 12:21:06 article <div>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</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> ATMOsphere America 2015: Coke convinced that CO2 is the &lsquo;right bet&rsquo; http://www.r744.com/news/view/6526 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6526 2015-07-07 11:09:14 article Coca-Cola, the world&rsquo;s largest beverage company, has a long history of using carbon dioxide as the fizz in its soft drinks. Now CO<sub>2</sub> is also Coke&rsquo;s refrigerant of choice in its beverage coolers, vending machines and fountain equipment. At ATMOsphere America 2015 Coke presented on a light-commercial refrigeration panel on their journey to achieve HFC-free status for all new cooling equipment. On the same panel, four of Coke&rsquo;s CO<sub>2</sub> equipment suppliers described their progress with CO<sub>2</sub> technology. ATMOsphere America 2015: Training and educating HVAC professionals in light of regulatory changes http://www.r744.com/news/view/6524 http://www.r744.com/news/view/6524 2015-07-03 12:18:42 article 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 ammonia, the expansion of allowable hydrocarbon applications following the 2015 EPA SNAP updates, as well as the increasing emergence of CO<sub>2</sub> transcritical and subcritical systems in commercial and industrial refrigeration, driving the market and increasing demand.