As the first online and print magazine for and about business leaders working with natural refrigerant-based technology, Accelerate Magazine reports about innovation, market, policy and technology trends. The magazine features news articles and in-depth analysis that includes end users, suppliers, regulators and other key stakeholders in all HVAC&R sectors.

September 2019 / Issue #103

HFOs: How much is too much?

With special coverage of HFO refrigerants, the September 2019 edition of Accelerate Magazine examines the potential long-term environmental impact of HFO-1234yf’s atmospheric degradation product, trifluoroacetic acid (TFA), which descends to earth in rain.

Also in the September 2019 issue: regional articles on Walmart in the U.S., transcritical CO2 systems in Russia; Chinese production of propane room air conditioners; a New Zealand port using hydrocarbon cooling system, a transcritical CO2 refrigeration/supercritical fluid extraction system in Thailand; and Japanese OEM Mayekawa’s soaring sales of its NewTon NH3/CO2 system. Global trend articles include an update on the Global Cooling Prize and a look at four proposed financing models for efficient cooling.

July-August 2019 / Issue #102

500 g

With special coverage of the new global hydrocarbon charge limit (500 g) in commercial self-contained display cases, the July-August 2019 edition of Accelerate Magazine examines the impact of the new standard, which was approved in May by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
Also in the July-August 2019 issue: regional articles on Weis Markets in the U.S., Migros in Switzerland, Food Lover’s Market in South Africa, a Logan City administration building in Australia, Kokubu Group in Japan, and the 2022 Olympics in China. Global trend articles include a look at World Refrigeration Day and a call for new hydrocarbon charge standards for air conditioners.

June 2019 / Issue #101

NatRefs 101

With special coverage of the history of natural refrigerants, the June 2019 edition of Accelerate Magazine – the debut issue – traces the growth of natural refrigerants through the first 100 issues of Accelerate magazines from around the world.

Also in the June 2019 issue: regional sections covering natural refrigerant developments in North America, Europe, Australia, Japan and China; an update on the Kigali Amendment; World Refrigeration Day, and the new global charge limit for hydrocarbons.