XX European Conference

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The Latest Technologies in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Refrigerants, Heat Pumps, Cold Chain, Environment, Energy, Training, Certification, Legislation, Standards, Safety

In Association with Global Leading Researchers and Experts from:

  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • European Commission DG Clima
  • International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR)
  • Association Française du Froid (AFF)
  • AREA – ASERCOM – ASHRAE – AHRI – EPEE
  • Politecnico of Milan, Turin
  • Universities of Ancona, Genoa, Padua
  • and all the AC&R European Associations

Invited:

  • The George Washington University (USA)
  • Heriot-Watt University, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Imperial College London, Edinburgh Napier University
  • University of East London, The University of London
  • Universities of Palermo, Perugia, Rome,
  • and all the AC&R European Associations

Under the auspices of the Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition

SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION ENGLISH – ITALIAN

PRESIDENTS & KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Jim Curlin, Acting Head/Network and Policy Manager
United Nations Environment Programme, OzonAction – UNEP

DIDIER COULOMB, Director General
ALBERTO CAVALLINI, Honorary President
International Institute of Refrigeration – IIR

OLE NIELSEN, MP Division Chief
United Nations Industrial Development Organization – UNIDO

BENTE TRANHOLM-SCHWARZ, Deputy Head
European Commission, Climate Action

STEPHEN YUREK, President and CEO
Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute – AHRI

FAROOQ MEHBOOB, President
American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers – ASHRAE

TBA
European Partnership for Energy and the EnvironmentEPEE

NONORU KAGAWA, Board Member
Japan Society of Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers – JSRAE

COEN VAN DE SANDE, President
Air conditioning and Refrigeration European Association – AREA

CLARE PERRY, Climate Campaign Leader
European Investigation Agency – EIA

MARCO MASINI, President
Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers – ASERCOM

FRANCESCO SCUDERI, Secretary General
European Industry Association – Eurovent

MADI SAKANDÉ,President
Union of Associations of African Actors in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning – U-3ARC

GERALD CAVALIER, President
CEMAFROID | Association Française du Froid – AFF

LUCA BINAGHI, President
Associazione costruttori sistemi climatizzazione – Assoclima

FRANCESCO MASTRAPASQUA, President
Assocold

ENNIO MACCHI, Professor Emeritus
Politecnico di Milano

GIOVANNI LOZZA, Professor Energy Dept
Politecnico di Milano

MARCO MASOERO,
Director Energy Dept., Politecnico di Torino
Vice President, Associazione Tecnici del Freddo

FABIO POLONARA,
Co-chair TEAP RTOC & Director Industrial Engineering Dept., Università Politecnica delle Marche

LUCA TAGLIAFICO, Professor
Università di Genova

SILVIA MINETTO, Researcher
ITC-CNR Padova

ARMIN HAFNER, Professor
Norwegian University NTNU

CLAUDIO ZILIO, Professor
Università di Padova

DAVIDE DEL COL, Professor
Università di Padova

TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONFERENCE

Including: conference kit, conference proceedings, buffet, simultaneous translation, attendance certificate (sent via e-mail on 15th June 2023)

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

8-9 giugno 2023

TIMETABLE (CEST)

8th June: 9.00 am – 1 pm / 2 pm – 6 pm
9th June: 9.00 am – 12 pm / 1 pm – 6 pm

Incl. coffee (11am -11.30am) and lunch (1 pm – 2pm) breaks

Conference Programme

9 am, Thursday – 8th June 2023

General Introduction

INTRODUCTION TO THE TOPICS OF THE CONFERENCE; EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL RAC SITUATION. THE COLD CHAIN FOR VACCINES. TECHNOLOGIES; EQUIPMENT AND COMPONENTS. F-GAS AND REFRIGERANTS. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLES. POLICY AND REGULATIONS.

M. Buoni | Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Association – AREA

J. Curlin | United Nations Environment Programme – UNEP

D. Coulomb | International Institute of Refrigeration – IIR

BLOCCO APERTURA

1st Session

9.30 am, Thursday – 8th June 2023

NEW REFRIGERANTS AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES IN REFERENCE TO EU 517/2014, F-GAS REGULATION, ENERGY SAVING

CHAIRPERSONS: A. Cavallini Padova University – IIF-IIR,
D. Coulomb IIF-IIR, N. Kagawa JSRAE, W. Chakroun ASHRAE,
C. Zilio Padova University, A. Hafner NTNU

New low GWP refrigerants. Developments, perspectives and forecasts on new alternative refrigerants. New synthetic and natural refrigerants, pure and mixtures HFC, R32, HFO-1234yf/ze/za, HFO mixtures, CO2, ammonia, hydrocarbons; secondary refrigerants; lubricants for synthetic refrigerants.

Speakers: D. Coulomb IIR – N. Kagawa JSRAEW. Chakroun ASHRAEA. Hafner NTNU – C. Zilio Università di Padova – S. Filippini LU-VE Group – S. Saab Chemours – C. Marotta General Gas – M. Lorusso Nippon Gases Refrigerants

Debate
With the participants in the conference

2nd Session

2 pm, Thursday – 8th June 2023

NEW COMPONENTS & EQUIPMENT WITH ALTERNATIVE REFRIGERANTS, CONSIDERING THEIR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, RESULTS AND UPDATES

CHAIRPERSONS: E. Macchi, G. Lozza Polytechnic of Milan,
D. Del Col Padova University, S. Minetto CNR Padova,
D. Coulomb IIF-IIR, C. van de Sande AREA

Energy issues in relation to the air conditioning and refrigeration components and plants optimization. Secondary refrigerant plants, CO2, HC systems. Compressors and systems. Energy optimization. New components for domestic, commercial, and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning. Process and design.

Speakers: D. Del Col Università di Padova S. Minetto CNR Padova – S. Capanelli Carel Industries – G. Dorin Officine Mario Dorin – P. Trevisan Bitzer – B. Bella Emerson K. Nourrice Frascold – M. Bassi Embraco – M. Barilari Rivacold – P. Mattavelli ERRECOM

Debate
With the participants in the conference

3rd Session

9 am, Friday – 9th June 2023

Third Session

POLICY: GLOBAL F-GAS PHASE DOWN AND EU REGULATION REVIEW, TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION.

CHAIRPERSONS: J. Curlin UNEP, B. Tranholm-Schwarz DG Clima,
TBA EPEE, C. Perry EIA, M. Masini ASERCOM, S. Yurek AHRI,
F. Mastrapasqua Assocold, C. Van De Sande AREA

The Kigali Amendment: HFC Phase-down, flammable refrigerants’ standards, illegal refrigerants, inspections, logbook, maintenance. Containment, recovery and recycling. Training and certification in Europe and Italy. Products and components’ certification.

Speakers: B. Tranholm-Schwarz EU Commission DG Clima – TBA EPEE – M. Masini ASERCOM – F. Mastrapasqua Assocold – C. Perry EIA – J. Curlin UNEP – S. Yurek AHRI – C. van de Sande AREA – K. Kelly Business Edge

4th Session

11.30 am, Friday – 9th June 2023

GREEN COOLING, HEAT PUMPS AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

CHAIRPERSONS: A. Cavallini Padova University – IIF-IIR,
F. Scuderi
Eurovent, L. Binaghi Assoclima,
L. Tagliafico Genova University, F. Polonara TEAP–RTOC

European Green Deal, ecodesign. Energy efficiency in plants. Heat pumps, cooling with absorption and adsorption plants. Renewable energy and chemistry in air conditioning and refrigeration. Evaporative cooling, district cooling and magnetic cooling. Mobile air conditioning.

Speakers: M. Masoero ATF & Politecnico di TorinoF. Scuderi EuroventL. Binaghi Assoclima – L. Tagliafico Università di Genova – F. Polonara TEAP–RTOC – C. Malvicino Stellantis – K. Berglöf ClimaCheck – A. Voigt Danfoss – L. Rollino C2R, Centro Studi Galileo – G. Pellegrini TEON

5th Session

3.30 pm, Friday – 9th June 2023

THE COLD CHAIN, FOOD AND VACCINES DISTRIBUTION AND CONSERVATION, COLD STORAGE AND TRANSPORT, CONTROLS AND DATA LOGGERS.

CHAIRPERSONS: M. Masoero ATF & Poli Torino, O. Nielsen UNIDO, M. Sakandé U-3ARC, G. Cavalier AFF , D. Coulomb IIF-IIR

New technology in the cold chain: vaccines and food preservation; vehicles, trains, ships, cold storages; applications in commercial and domestic refrigeration, supermarkets, hospitals, vaccination centres and industry. Energy saving optimization. Solar refrigeration. Insulation; environmental control in food processes, safety control in the cold chain ATP.

Speakers: O. Nielsen UNIDO – M. Sakandé U-3ARC – G. Cavalier AFF – D. Coulomb IIR

Debate
With the participants in the conference

Conclusions and Recommendations

D. Coulomb | International Institute of Refrigeration – IIR

J. Curlin | United Nations Environment Programme – UNEP

M. Buoni | Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Association – AREA

 

General Debate

Contact Details – Information Request

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Organized by

UNEP: United Nations Environment Programme, the branch of the UN which provides leadership and encourages partnerships in caring for the environment.

CSG: Centro Studi Galileo is the most renowned training centre in Italy and one of the leading in Europe and around the world for education and information in the sector of refrigeration, air conditioning and renewable energies.

IIR: International Institute of Refrigeration is a scientific and technical intergovernmental organization enabling the pooling of scientific and industrial know-how in all refrigeration fields on a worldwide scale.

ATF: Associazione dei Tecnici italiani del Freddo – Italian Association of Refrigeration Technicians, together with CSG, ATF has the target of developing renewable energies and the GND.

AREA: Air conditioning and Refrigeration European Association, the European association of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) contractors. Established in 1989, AREA voices the interests of 25 national associations from 21 countries.

REI: European Energy Centre, founded and based in the United Kingdom. The E.E.C. is the answer to the lack of highly skilled and qualified technicians in the renewable energy sector both in Europe and in developing countries.

Centro Studi Galileo’s Partners