ECA Network

What is sustainable cooling in the EU? A cross-sector perspective (Danfoss)

Description

The first #WebinarWednesday of 2017 will be hosted by energy-efficiency company Danfoss, focusing on how the EU’s new heating and cooling strategy can lead to opportunities for sustainable cooling technology. It will bridge two significant events for the HVAC&R industry, the DecarbHeat Forum (11-12 May) and the upcoming EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW; 19-25 June).

Alix Chambris, Head of Public Affairs at Danfoss; Ingo Wagner, Policy Manager at Euroheat & Power; Thomas Nowak, Secretary General of European Heat Pump Association (EHPA); and Christine Weiker, Secretary General of European Cold Storage and Logistics Association (ECSLA) will offer their expert advice on how the EU's new heating and cooling strategy can lead to opportunities for sustainable cooling technology.

The webinar will specifically cover:

  • • What is sustainable cooling in the light of the DecarbHeat Forum and EU Sustainable energy week;
  •  Technology trends and analysis of the future opportunities in the EU;
  •  Public affairs trends: an update on policy in industrial and commercial refrigeration markets;
  •  What is next for cooling: how can the industry can get involved?

Participants registration is on this page.


 

Sustainable Management of Refrigeration Technologies in Marine and Off-Shore Fisheries conference was held on April 6–8, 2017, in Bangkok, Thailand. The Conference was organized by UNEP, ASHRAE, IIR and UNIDO, with support of the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and the Department of Industrial Works.

Presentations of the Conference are now available for download here.


 

When: June 22–23, 2017

Where: Klostergut Paradies, Shaffhausen (Switzerland)

Registration deadline: June 13, 2017

We gladly invite you to our eurammon Symposium Small Applications <200 kW with Natural Refrigerants, taking place June 22 – 23, 2017 in CH-Schaffhausen.

Operators, planners, manufacturers and interested expert visitors will meet at the eurammon symposium. Small applications for refrigeration and HVAC that are operated with natural refrigerants will be the focus of the event. This year´s highlight will be the use of hydrocarbons.

Besides valuable information about statutory regulations, energy efficiency and specific requirements for the safe use of natural refrigerants, the participants will get a fascinating insight into successful practical examples that will be presented by international experts.

Additionally, an interactive workshop for all participants will take place. 

More info on Eurammon site.


 

On 14 February 2017, the Alicante Provincial Court convicted the owner of a refrigerant cylinder containing 12 kg of R22 to a 3-month prison sentence, a fine of 6 Euros per day during a period of 6 months (more than 1000 Euros) and prohibited the involvement in any commercial activities related to refrigeration or air-conditioning during a period of 3 years. The R22 refrigerant cylinder was offered on Internet and seized by undercover staff of SEPRONA in the surroundings of Alicante on 21 May 2014. SEPRONA operated under the order of the Environmental Public Prosecutor’s Office in Madrid. A court case initiated and the accused person pledged guilty.

On 9 January 2017, the Madrid Provincial Court convicted a former company owner to a 6-month prison sentence, a fine and prohibited the involvement in any commercial activities related to refrigeration or air-conditioning during a period of 6 years. The person had offered a refrigerant cylinder containing 60 kg of R22 on Internet.

Informal sources from a European Union country detected 40 advertisements of R22 on Internet which are currently being investigated. As of 2015 the placing on the market of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs such as R22) for the maintenance or servicing of refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump equipment is prohibited in the European Union.


 

UL is running a series of 4 webinars on flammable refrigerants in spring.

More information available here.

The webinars are:

Session 1

An Introduction of the 2017 updates to the White Paper: Revisiting Flammable Refrigerants, Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. EST

Session 2

An Overview of Codes and Standards Activities, Wednesday, March 29th at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Session 3

An Overview of the Science of Flammable Refrigerants, Wednesday, April 26th at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Session 4

Panel Discussion – Uncertainty, Gaps, and What’s Needed to Continue the Implementation, Wednesday, May 17th at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Session 1:

An Introduction of the 2017 updates to the White Paper: Revisiting Flammable Refrigerants For your convenience, you can view the recorded version online.

LINK TO RECORDED WEBINAR