USA: Southeastern Grocers (SEG) and its subsidiaries BI-LO LLC and Winn-Dixie Stores has agreed to pay a $300,000 civil penalty for alleged violations relating to leaks of ozone-depleting refrigerants.
SPAIN: Eight people have now been arrested and refrigerant valued at €500,000 recovered after raids by police across Catalonia last week.
JAPAN: Mitsubishi Electric says it will launch an air-cooled heat pump chiller, running on lower GWP refrigerant R32, in Japan early next year.
UK: The UK government has reminded refrigerant sellers that only refillable cylinders are allowable and that vendors must have a process in place for customers to return cylinders for refilling.
UK: The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has welcomed warnings from the UK government’s Science and Technology Committee that the UK is in danger of missing its net-zero emissions targets.
JAPAN: Mitsubishi Electric has developed a thermal sensor which can distinguish between humans and other heat sources and identify specific human behaviour.
UK: Toshiba VRF air conditioning is providing high-efficiency cooling and heating for No 1 Great Central Square, part of a £50m regeneration scheme in the heart of Leicester.