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Cooltech at THERMAG VII, held in Turin, Italy
The event was the 7th International Conference on Magnetic Refrigeration. It gathered scientists from worldwide universities and research institutions, as well as major companies such as Whirlpool, GE, LG Electronics, Samsung, Sanden, Chubu, BASF etc... Many of the nearly 200 attendees exhibited their ongoing works and studies related to magnetic refrigeration.
Cooltech Applications, with more than 15 engineers and PhD’s, remains very close to the scientific community and contributes to the increase in knowledge about the technology. The every other year event is a fantastic opportunity to share insights and discuss the latest developments on magnetic systems and on the coming generations of magneto-caloric materials, giving higher performance at cheaper costs.
Recurrent attendee to Thermag, Cooltech Applications gave a detailed presentation on its industrial and technical status and exhibited its standard magnetic cooling device that performs negative temperature (frozen heat exchangers).
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Cooltech at ATMOsphere Europe 2016!
Cooltech Applications participated to ATMOsphere Europe 2016. The conference took place in Barcelona on the 19th and 20th April. The event attracted over 400 HVAC-R market actors who shared experiences on the latest best practices and explored future solutions for a greener cooling.
Cooltech presented a case study about MagFreeG "deploying magnetic cooling", its 1.7 M€ European project. It was a fantastic opportunity to give an overview of Cooltech’s achievements and to highlight the market potential of the Magnetic Refrigeration technology.
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Magnetic Refrigeration Market Worth $315.7 Million by 2022
|The global magnetic
refrigeration market is forecast to reach $315.7 million by
2022, according to a new market research report published by
Markets & Markets.
Increasing concerns regarding the use of refrigerants that are ozone depleting and have a high global warming potential (GWP) in refrigeration and air conditioning systems are expected to provide growth opportunities for the magnetic refrigeration market.
The magnetic refrigeration technology can replace the conventional refrigeration systems that are used in refrigeration based compressor systems.
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Heating and cooling accounts for nearly half of European energy consumption, say researchers
|Heating and cooling accounts
for nearly half of the final Energy consumption in Europe
today, according to the EU-funded STRATEGO project.
The initiative, co-funded by the EU Intelligent Energy Europe Project, has released the Pan-European Thermal Atlas on renewable energy.
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Cooltech at the 18th European Forum on Eco-innovation organized by the European Commission.
|This event gathered many
actors concerned with eco-innovation in Europe and it was
the occasion for Cooltech to discuss eco-innovation and
energy labelling with various institutional and market
actors. Isabel García Tejerina (Spanish Minister of
Agriculture, Food and Environment) and Karmenu Vella
(European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and
Fisheries) were present.
The subject of the Forum was: boosting competitiveness and innovation. The role of environmental labelling, management and information schemes. Cooltech participated to several case studies. Among them Casino Environment Index and Eco-innovation as a factor of business competitiveness with Unilever, Mercadona and Geronimo Martins.
India surprisingly submits plans to the UN on how HFC could be curbed
|Analysts hail historic shift
in tone as Modi government accepts need to radically cut use
of “super greenhouse gases”.
On Thursday the government submitted an amendment to the Montreal Protocol to allow it to curb the use of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gases, which are far more effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide.
“The proposal is intended to support overall global efforts aimed at climate system protection,” it reads.This unexpected shift is a promising news while anticipating the COP21 meeting in Paris in December.
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Cooltech is now a member of the Green Cooling Network
|With this Green Cooling
Initiative membership, Cooltech Applications continues to
promote Magnetic Cooling technology as a green and
eco-saving solution in the world of refrigeration.
The Green Cooling Initiative promotes the use of natural refrigerants, the development of energy efficient technologies and fosters a sustainable approach to private and commercial energy consumption.
As a member Cooltech Applications supports the Green Cooling Initiative in its efforts to promote natural refrigerants and protect the environment, resources and the climate.
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Carrefour joins forces with the Nicolas Hulot Foundation to fight climate change
|Carrefour is joining forces
with the Nicolas Hulot Foundation as part of its “My
Positive Impact” campaign, supporting innovative solutions
developed by SMEs, local authorities and associations for
tackling climate change.
Carrefour is also working alongside a number of SMEs on developing the technologies of the future.
This action underlines the importance given by retailers to finding solutions to tackle gas emissions and energy consumption.
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Debate on the relation between regulation and innovation
|A half-day business briefing
exploring the effect of market regulation on technology
innovation is being held in London in April 2015. The event
is organised by the International Refrigeration Committee of
the Institute of Refrigeration.
The debate is about how regulations can encourage energy-efficiency and innovation instead of stifling it. In the HVACR sector, regulation can be a driver in the shift towards highly needed groundbreaking innovations.
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2014 in review: hard science and historic climate pledges
|As 2015 begins, it is high
time to recap what have been the environmental highlights of
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