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The European Union continues to lead global fight against climate change

The European Commission today adopted a Communication reaffirming the EU’s commitment to accelerated climate ambition. Preparing for the Climate Action Summit by the United Nations Secretary General in New York on 23 September, the Commission recalls that the European Union has been at the forefront of global climate action, negotiating an inclusive international framework to … Read more

7-Eleven and Honeywell Collaborate to Reduce Carbon Footprint with Solstice® N40 at Stores in the United States and Canada

Honeywell and 7‑Eleven, Inc. today announced the adoption of Honeywell Solstice® N40 (R-448A) refrigerant as 7‑Eleven’s standard for remote condensers supporting their refrigeration cases installed across the United States and Canada 7‑Eleven also selected Honeywell’s lower global warming potential (GWP) alternative for retail refrigeration in Japan last year, becoming the first leading retail chain in … Read more

EPA’s Proposed Changes to Midea opts for Honeywell’s A1 aircon refrigerant R466A

USA/CHINA: Chinese manufacturer Midea is looking to use Solstice N41 (R466A), Honeywell’s new non-flammable, lower GWP refrigerant, in all its VRF and chiller systems. Honeywell’s partnership with Midea Group, follows “promising” test results with the new refrigerant announced by fellow air conditioning manufacturer Toshiba Carrier in January. “As the first non-flammable refrigerant replacement for R410A, … Read more

Midea opts for Honeywell’s A1 aircon refrigerant R466A

USA/CHINA: Chinese manufacturer Midea is looking to use Solstice N41 (R466A), Honeywell’s new non-flammable, lower GWP refrigerant, in all its VRF and chiller systems. Honeywell’s partnership with Midea Group, follows “promising” test results with the new refrigerant announced by fellow air conditioning manufacturer Toshiba Carrier in January. “As the first non-flammable refrigerant replacement for R410A, … Read more

Carbon Dioxide for Industrial Refrigeration (part 2)

Scientific study of the atmosphere has revealed that the CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere is a significant contributor to global warming. The important sources of atmospheric CO2 are emissions from fossil fuel electrical power generating plants and from combustion engines powering vehicles of all types. Currently, regulations do not limit CO2 quantities that may be … Read more

Carbon Dioxide for Industrial Refrigeration (part 1)

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is an old refrigerant, first patented in the United Kingdom in 1850 by Alexander Twinning, where it was subsequently used in air-conditioning and marine applications. With the development of the CFC, HCFC, and HFC synthetic refrigerants beginning around 1930, CO2 decreased in popularity, all but disappearing by 1960. Over the next two … Read more