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New Heat Pump Using Propane/Propene Mixture Refrigerant Wins IEA Award

Triple Aqua snags IEA heat pump award With the development of innovative low-charge ammonia cooling systems heralding a renaissance of this natural refrigerant worldwide, charges could eventually reach as low as 18 grams per kilowatt (kW), leading expert Professor Hrnjak told participants in the 7th IIR Conference on Ammonia and CO2 Refrigeration Technologies in Ohrid […]

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Natural Refrigerant Solutions are Booming in Japan

Bryan Kilgore, ERS, for Zondits Natural refrigerant solutions are booming in Japan. The number of transcritical CO2 systems installed in convenience stores and supermarkets has grown to over 2,400 installations – up from 190 in 2014. Japanese companies such as Panasonic, Sanden, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have developed and installed CO2 systems with outdoor condensing […]

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Natural Refrigerants in Light Commercial Applications Is on the Rise

Growing use of CO2 and hydrocarbons in light commercial refrigeration continues to freeze out HFCs Hydrocarbons, September 22, 2015. Image credit: stokpic There are currently more than 291,000 natural refrigerant-based light commercial units in North America, with more than 181,000 units using hydrocarbons and 109,000 employing CO2. shecco’s previous market report on North America in 2013 […]

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Natural Refrigerants are Creating New Opportunities for Data Center Cooling

Betsy Ricker for Zondits, September 10, 2015. Image credit: Creative Commons CO2-based refrigeration has been implemented with success at ice rinks and in refrigeration applications, and it is now moving into the data center cooling sector. A new project was recently implemented at Bell Canada’s Ottawa data center that utilizes CO2 rather than the more […]

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The Emergence of Natural Refrigerants

Natural Refrigerants: ‘Unmistakable Trend’ ACHR News, June 1, 2015. Image credit: Unsplash According to Rule, three central trends are having an impact on the business environment in the natural refrigerants sector. They are: Carbon-dioxide technologies — Long considered something of an outlier from a technology perspective, CO2 is moving into the mainstream and opening the door in […]