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International experts from the natural refrigeration community came together at the Chillventa. The world’s leading trade fair for refrigeration technology took place as a fully digital event – eurammon being present as both exhibitor and Lecture Event organiser.
Frankfurt, 21 October 2020 – From 13th to 15th October, experts from the international refrigeration, air-conditioning, ventilation, and heat pump community gathered at the Chillventa, the world’s leading trade fair for refrigeration technology. This year, the trade fairtook place as a fully digital event: the Chillventa eSpecial. eurammon played an important part in the Chillventa eSpecial programme by holding a lecture event with four renown speakers on 14th October – eurammon’s chairman Bernd Kaltenbrunner moderating the event.
You can find the abstracts of Arno Kaschl (European Commission), Barbara Gschrey (Öko-Recherche Büro für Umweltforschung und -beratung), Rodica Ivan (United Nations Industrial Development Organization UNIDO), and Grant K. Laidlaw (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Academy South Africa ACRA) here.
The association eurammon has once again selected three outstanding scientific theses for the Natural Refrigeration Award 2020. eurammon vice chair Monika Witt honoured the three researchers with the Natural Refrigeration Award 2020 and moderated through the ceremony, which was held digitally for the first time this year.
Frankfurt, 13 October 2020 – For the eighth time in a row, eurammon had the honour to select three outstanding scientific theses for the eurammon Natural Refrigeration Award 2020. Together with the International Academy of Refrigeration (IAR), the Representative office in Kazakhstan and the trade journal cci dialog GmbH, eurammon presented Benjamin Zühlsdorf, Maaike Leichsenring and Fabio Giunta with the Natural Refrigeration Award 2020.
The award ceremony was held digitally for the first time on 9th October 2020, where the three talented researchers seized the opportunity to present their theses to an international expert audience. «We are proud to support young scientific talent in their endeavour to shape the future of the natural refrigeration world», says Monika Witt, eurammon vice chair and moderator of the digital award ceremony. In addition to being honoured with the Natural Refrigeration Award 2020, the three winners were presented with a prize money of € 5,000.
You can find the abstracts of the three winners Benjamin Zühlsdorf, Maaike Leichsenring, and Fabio Giunta here.
Politicians, international organizations, operators, planners, system engineers – all came together virtually for the first digital edition of the eurammon Symposium 2020. Over 500 participants have attended the Symposium over the course of six days, listening to international experts discussing heat pumps with natural refrigerants and the associated possibilities for waste heat recovery.
Fifteen international experts have shown that natural refrigerants contribute to meeting the increased ecological requirements, giving insights into current legislation and technical regulations, as well as discussing new solutions regarding heat pumps with natural refrigerants. In the following you will find four abstracts of key presentations held at the eurammon Symposium 2020.
Every two years, eurammon rewards young scientists for pioneering research in the field of natural refrigerants. This year, the Natural Refrigeration Award prize of €5,000 was awarded with support from the Technical University Braunschweig and the Czech trade journal Chlazení. The prizes were awarded to the three winners on 22 June 2017 during the eurammon Symposium, where they were also able to present and discuss their research work and results relating to the use of natural refrigerants such as ammonia and CO2 with the international expert audience at the symposium.
The eurammon Symposium 2017 was held in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, on 22nd and 23rd of June, 2017. The speakers gave altogether ten lectures on current trends and developments in refrigeration and air-conditioning technology, with a special emphasis on "Small Applications < 200 kW with Natural Refrigerants". As in previous years, the lecture event was fully booked with about 70 participants from 16 countries. "The European F-Gases Regulation and the Kigali agreement have brought natural refrigerants more than ever into the focus of the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry", explained Bernd Kaltenbrunner, Chairman of eurammon. "The growing demand for the classic large applications is currently also accompanied by a trend to using natural refrigerants in smaller plants with capacity of less than 200 kW – not just in refrigeration plants but also in heat pumps and air-conditioning systems", said Kaltenbrunner. Besides legal framework conditions and safety aspects, the key symposium topic also illustrated pioneering application examples. A special emphasis was placed on small applications with hydrocarbons such as propane.
From the CFC ban and the Kyoto protocol to the EU regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases – more and more national and international laws are limiting the use of refrigerants that are harmful to the climate. Against this background, operators are confronted with the increasingly urgent question of the ecological and economical characteristics of refrigeration methods. With an ODP of 0 and a GWP between 0 and 3, natural refrigerants are particularly environment-friendly, and also a safe option for the users – no use restrictions are to be expected for the foreseeable future.
At first glance, the initial investment costs for systems using natural refrigerants often look off-puttingly high – but they should always be considered in context: A detailed analysis of the life cycle costs shows that natural refrigerants are also often the best choice in terms of economy. eurammon member Rob Lamb, marketing director at Star Refrigeration Ltd., explains in detail what the important factors are for an economic calculation.