Well, it has been another month with no shortage of activity in the cooling industry. That well-known Chinese curse “may you live in interesting times” comes to mind.
As the WR business is broken up, the last fortnight’s events should give us pause for thought as to what the cooling industry needs to do to survive into the future
WR Refrigeration’s creditors are set to be offered a small reimbursement as part of a notification proposal to be sent out in mid-December by administrator PwC.
$42 billion turnover giant Johnson Controls to obtain a 60 per cent stake in Hitachi global air conditioning business, excluding Japan
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Mitsubishi Electric has launched a dedicated Ecodan selection tool to coincide with the Government’s announcement that heat pumps are now included in the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
Supermarkets are adding more trading space in the UK than shopping centres for the first time, CBRE data shows.
A group of Democrats has written to the US environment agency the EPA urging it to start its own phase-down of HFCs rather than wait for a global decision via the Montreal Protocol
The European Flourocarbons Technical Committee has called on the European Council and Parliament to conclude the first reading agreement for F-Gas Regulation to avoid confusion in the market.
MEPs and member state negotiators appear unlikely to reach a deal at a final round of negotiations this week on a timetable for phasing out HFCs, however further delays could mean a wait of up to two years for decision.
1234YF - REFRIGERANT DEBATE
Thierry Vanlancker, president, DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts, has backed the results of Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority, the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) final report on 1234yf, stating that there is ‘no reall life safety concern.’
Honeywell hits back after publication of final HFO-1234yf report by German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) ‘proves refrigerant can be safely used in cars.’
President of DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts highlights the fact that German transport authority KBA has not released its promised final report
Cooling technology company Icetope claims its data-centre liquid cooling technology requires ‘a fraction’ of the energy required to maintain operating temperature compared with traditional air cooling.
Data-centre company Keysource has signed a supply agreement with Airedale International Air Conditioning.
GEA Heat Exchangers has upgraded its Adia-DENCO central cooling system, designed for climate control of computer.
HFCs can be and should be handled right away under the Montreal Protocol, said the US Special Envoy on Climate Change, Todd Stern.
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