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2010-09-01 13:56:00

CHELSEA, Mass., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The air around the nation's second largest produce market, the New England Produce Center in Chelsea, is about to get cleaner thanks to the installation of 79 Carrier Transicold Vector(®) 5100 all-electric trailer refrigeration units, which will replace diesel-powered units that previously ran 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Corp., a business unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)....

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2010-07-08 08:26:05

A new type of heat pump being developed at Purdue University could allow residents in cold climates to cut their heating bills in half. The research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, builds on previous work that began about five years ago at Purdue's Ray W. Herrick Laboratories, said James Braun, a professor of mechanical engineering. Heat pumps provide heating in winter and cooling in summer but are not efficient in extreme cold climates, such as Minneapolis winters. "With this...

2010-06-21 15:51:00

DALLAS, June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dean Foods (NYSE: DF), the nation's largest dairy processor and owner of one of the largest refrigerated direct-store delivery distribution networks in the food and beverage industry, today unveiled a delivery vehicle equipped with a new prototype truck refrigeration system developed by Thermo King, the leader in temperature and climate control products for the transportation industry. This advanced, cost-efficient and environmentally-sustainable...

2010-05-28 10:43:00

FARMINGTON, Conn., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-five years ago this month, three scientists published an article in Nature magazine alerting the world to the discovery of a hole in the Earth's stratospheric ozone layer. This discovery triggered action by governments, industry, and environmentalists around the world and contributed to the Montreal Protocol agreeing to phase-out the production and consumption of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) used as...

2010-03-24 12:30:00

SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Featuring next-generation environmental technologies, the new Vector(®) 6600MT hybrid trailer refrigeration unit from Carrier Transicold raises the bar on multi-temperature trailer refrigeration system capacity while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Carrier Transicold is part of Carrier Corp., a business unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The Vector 6600MT unit provides the highest refrigeration capacity of any...

2010-02-24 06:00:00

FARMINGTON, Conn., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hamburg Sud, one of the top five refrigerated container carriers worldwide, recently upgraded its fleet with 3,000 containers incorporating the industry's most energy efficient PrimeLINE® container refrigeration units from Carrier Corp., a business unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Seeking to qualify refrigeration units with the lowest cost of ownership, Hamburg Sud turned to Cambridge Refrigeration...

2009-10-19 12:32:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BASF Corporation has agreed, under a Clean Air Act settlement filed today in federal court in Beaumont, Texas, to reduce the use of refrigerant chemicals that destroy the earth's stratospheric ozone layer, the Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced. The company will spend more than an estimated $250,000 to retrofit one refrigeration unit that currently uses such chemicals, replacing them with...

2009-05-26 19:02:00

Company's refrigerant leak rate currently under 10%, significantly below industry average of 25% EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership, voluntarily committing to reduce refrigerant emissions to minimize the impact on climate change and protect the ozone layer. "EPA is very proud to welcome Fresh & Easy into the GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration...

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2008-08-09 12:05:00

Refrigerators and other cooling devices may one day lose their compressors and coils of piping and become solid state, according to Penn State researchers who are investigating electrically induced heat effects of some ferroelectric polymers. "This is the first step in the development of an electric field refrigeration unit," says Qiming Zhang, distinguished professor of electrical engineering. "For the future, we can envision a flat panel refrigerator. No more coils, no more compressors,...

2008-07-08 15:00:26

To: LEGAL AFFAIRS EDITORS Contact: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs, +1- 202-514-2007, TDD, +1-202-514-1888; or EPA, +1-212-637-3664 WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bristol-Myers Squibb, an international pharmaceutical manufacturer, has agreed to reduce the output of ozone-depleting refrigerants at multiple industrial facilities around the country at a combined cost of $3.65 million in order to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act, the Justice...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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