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 14 Nov 2011

The EIA urges EU to phase out f-gases by 2020

THE Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is calling on the European Union to phase out HFC refrigerants by 2020. 
 8 Nov 2011

China threatens climate ransom over HFC-23

CHINA has responded to efforts to ban the trading of HFC-23 offsets by threatening to release huge amounts of the chemical into the atmosphere unless other nations pay what amounts to a climate ransom. 
 7 Nov 2011

Calls for controls on methyl chloride

THERE have been calls for controls on the use of methyl chloride as a refrigerant following the discovery of its use, with deadly consequences, in fake refrigerants. 
 7 Nov 2011

HFCs represent 0.6% of greenhouse gas emissions

THE 2010 AGGI (Annual Greenhouse Gas Index) reveals that in 2010, despite a continuous growth, HFCs represented only 0.605% of the atmospheric level of greenhouse gases, as communicated by the US NOAA global observing networks. In 2009, their share was 0.58%, and in 2008, 0.55%. 
 7 Nov 2011

Now Bock warns of methyl chloride in fake refrigerants

INDICATIONS that methyl chloride is the rogue refrigerant responsible for three deaths and the grounding of hundreds of reefer containers coincides with a recent warning about fake refrigerants by compressor manufacturer GEA Bock. 
 6 Nov 2011

Methyl chloride to blame for reefer explosions?

METHYL chloride in a rogue counterfeit refrigerant may be responsible for the explosions and three fatalities which have grounded hundreds of reefer units around the world. 
 2 Nov 2011

Contaminated refrigerant is suspected in reefer explosions

A NUMBER of explosions and at least three fatalities has led to hundreds of refrigerated containers around the world being grounded, according to reports. The causes of the explosions are under investigation but are thought to have been caused by contaminated or incorrect refrigerant being added to the refrigeration system while under service in Vietnam. 
 2 Nov 2011

Recycling company fined over legionella risk

A MERTHYR Tydfil-based recycling company has been fined £600 and ordered to pay costs of £8,577 following HSE investigations into the Heads of the Valley legionnaires' disease outbreak in September 2010. 
 2 Nov 2011

GEA increases operating margin to 10%

GEA has reported an order intake of over €1.4bn in the third quarter of 2011 – a 21.7% year-on-year growth. 
 1 Nov 2011

Government confident of F-gas effectiveness

THE government is confident that the UK will achieve significant emission reductions following the full implementation of the F-gas regulations. 
 28 Oct 2011

Acr industry will exceed emission reduction targets, says EPEE

A NEW study by EPEE suggests that the European refrigeration and air conditioning industry will exceed the emission reductions targets set by the EC. 
 26 Oct 2011

MHI in ac joint venture with Chinese retailer

MITSUBISHI Heavy Industries has established a residential air conditioning sales joint venture with China's largest home appliance retail chain Suning Appliance. 
 25 Oct 2011

Register for the ACR Show to win an iPad2

VISITORS to the ACR Show at the NEC in March have the chance to win an iPad2. 
 24 Oct 2011

Daikin opens European Development Centre in Ostend

DAIKIN'S manufacturing site in Ostend will now become the r&d centre for all future European product developments following a €13m investment in technology and infrastructure. 
 24 Oct 2011

Bosch plans take over of Chinese manufacturer Oak

GERMAN heating products manufacturer Bosch Thermotechnology is to acquire Chinese ventilation/air-conditioning systems manufacturer Oak for an undisclosed sum. 
 20 Oct 2011

G & L Beijer completes United Refrigeration purchase

SWEDISH refrigeration wholesaler G & L Beijer, owners of Dean & Wood, has completed its acquisition of United Refrigeration's wholesale operations in France and the UK. 
 20 Oct 2011

Germans inflame debate over 1234yf

THE introduction of HFO-1234yf as the replacement for R134a in car air conditioning systems continues to cause controversy and deep divisions of opinion in Germany. 
 20 Oct 2011

Waitrose to open second biomass energy centre

A BIOMASS energy centre to reduce carbon emissions by more than 1,000 tonnes a year is being developed for Waitrose's new store in Bracknell. 
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