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European Heat Pump Summit Newsroom

News of the industry

  • RefrigerantHQ: The Subtle Phase Out of R-134a

    One of my most visited articles this year was on the topic of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed phase down and eventual phase out of the HFC R-134a. When I wrote that article everyone was under the impression that this phase out would come to fruition and auto-makers would be forced to switch away from R-134a just as they had done in the 90’s with R-12. There was very little debate on it, it was just the next logical step. However, the winds of politics changed a few years after the EPA announced their new regulations.

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  • BMWi: Green Hydrogen

    Hydrogen is hailed as a game changer for the energy transition. However, handling hydrogen is not that easy. A team of researchers has now come up with a new system – Metha Cycle – to change that and a test run for the project has been launched.

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  • ASHRAE: MoU with NIST

    ASHRAE and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.The MoU was signed by Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng., 2019-20 ASHRAE President and Dr. Walter G. Copan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director. The agreement outlines how ASHRAE and NIST will work cooperatively to improve HVAC&R technologies and their applications.

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  • Daikin: Finalist of The Global Cooling Prize

    Daikin Airconditioning India Pvt. Ltd., and Daikin Industries, Ltd. are pleased to be selected as a finalist of The Global Cooling Prize (GCP) together with Nikken Sekkei Ltd. The GCP is an international competition endorsed by the Indian government, Mission Innovation, and the Rocky Mountain Institute to explore technologies that can significantly reduce the climate impact of room air conditioners compared to equipment currently on the market. For this initiative, Daikin and Nikken Sekkei teamed up to propose a new concept for room air conditioning. We are very honored to be selected as a finalist of this prize.

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  • ASHRAE: MoU with American Chemistry Council

    ASHRAE and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship. The MoU was signed by 2019-20 ASHRAE President Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng. and ACC President & CEO Chris Jahn on November 19 in Atlanta. The agreement defines parameters on how the two organizations will collaborate more closely to continue promoting the advancements of a more sustainable built environment.

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