Events and conferences

International Sustainable Cold Chain Conference – call for abstracts now open

The call for abstracts is now open for the seventh International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) Sustainable Cold Chain Conference, which is due to take place in Newcastle, UK, from April 11–13, 2022. The IIR says the conference will provide a platform to share expertise on the cold chain with developing countries. The aim is to […]

General News

IIR releases blueprint for sustainable development

The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) has published its first Activity Report,  emphasising the essential role of refrigeration at the heart of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals. Originally announced in 2015, the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were designed to provide clear universal sustainability objectives for nations across the globe. The SDGs […]


Role of refrigeration in worldwide nutrition

The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) has published their sixth Informatory Note on Refrigeration and Food: The Role of Refrigeration in Worldwide Nutrition. It is an update of previous versions published by the IIR in November 1996 and June 2009. The Informatory Note draws on the latest facts and figures from reputable organisations such as […]


So how do you define refrigeration?!

A group of experts from the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) have been working together to establish common definitions of five words that characterise the refrigeration sector. After more than a year of discussions, the organisations came to the agreement on the following […]

Events and conferences

Ammonia and CO2 Refrigeration Technologies International Conference

The eighth Ammonia and CO2 Refrigeration Technologies Conference is being held from April 11–19 in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia. The conference is organised by the International Institute of Refrigeration and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering – Skopje. Over 50 papers have been submitted internationally, presenting recent achievements in research and the advanced applications of CO2 and […]