Events and conferences

The IOR extends call for abstracts

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) has extended the abstract deadline for its annual conference until January 29. The conference is being held online from April 21–22, 2021, and is called “The Journey to Net-Zero Heating and Cooling – Beyond Refrigeration 2021”. The IOR is inviting presentation papers that explore innovations or initiatives that will help […]


US passes HFC phase-down bill

The US government has passed a bill authorising a 15-year phase-down of HFCs in alignment with the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. The American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2020 (AIM) requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement a phase-down of the production and consumption of HFCs through an allowance program. The phase-down […]

Events and conferences

IOR calls for presenters on net-zero initiatives

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) is calling on individuals involved in innovation or initiatives that will help achieve carbon reductions in the refrigeration, air conditioning or heat pump field to share their findings at the Institute’s next annual conference. Titled “The journey towards net-zero heating and cooling – beyond refrigeration 2021,” the IOR Conference will […]


Renewed interest in thermoelectric cooling

Researchers writing in Nature Materials have called for increased efforts to find new thermoelectric materials. In 1834, French physicist Jean Peltier discovered that at the junction of two different metals, a heating or cooling effect could be produced through electrical currents. Bismuth tellurium compounds have now been used for thermoelectric cooling for more than 60 […]


AIRAH STG seeks data on renewable installations

AIRAH’s Renewable Heating and Cooling Special Technical Group (STG) has launched a survey to collect industry information on renewable installations across Australia. The industry response will help the STG to develop and maintain a database of renewable heating and cooling system installations around the country. This will contribute to the STG’s current efforts to develop […]

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Female fridgie wins apprentice of the year

Refrigeration and air conditioning apprentice Natasha Kirchner has been awarded Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Apprentice of the Year at the third annual TAFE Queensland – SkillsTech Apprentice Awards. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year a small event was held at the TAFE Queensland South Bank campus, with part of the evening live-streamed to a broader […]