IIR Takes Part in Two European Refrigeration Research Projects


The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) made an announcement that it is going to participate in two European refrigeration research projects that have been certified by the European Commission.

The IIR has concurred to participate in announcing the results of these research projects by sharing the expertise developed and the results in terms of conferences, workshops, and publications.

One of these projects is the so-called Cryohub project. It aims to provide energy storage by air liquefaction.

Because of the rapid increase of usage if renewable energy like solar and wind technologies that work intermittently, it is essential to be enabled to store the surplus energy produced at particular times of the day, and to recover it when an insufficient amount of energy is produced.

The Cryohub project, which is estimated to last for three and a half years, is paved to create new technologies that store energy through air liquefaction, especially in refrigerated warehouses and in the form of electricity so that it can satisfy heating and cooling requirements.

Another project is called Supersmart. Its goal is to reduce energy consumption in supermarkets.

Like the Cryohub project, the Supersmart project is also anticipated to last for three years. One of its goals is to reduce energy consumption, particularly in terms of cooling and heating. The project will dig into how energy consumption could be decreased with better practices or alternatives by means of education and information and by using energy resources in a different approach.

The initial Supersmart Workshop is scheduled on April 18, 2016, in Barcelona, Spain.

IIR is the only independent intergovernmental science and technology-based organization that promotes knowledge of all refrigeration fields. The key issues of IIR include health, food safety, energy efficiency, energy saving, ozone depletion, and global warming.

The bylaws of the IIR as an intergovernmental organization were defined by an International agreement that was signed on December 1, 1954, and a General Regulations for the Applications signed on November 20, 1956. there are currently 58 member countries of the IIR and they take part in activities through the commission members that each country selects.