Portland, Oregon, February 14, 2018: World-renowned professor, researcher and entrepreneur Predrag (Pega) Hrnjak – one of the leading experts on heat transfer and natural refrigerants – describes his past and present efforts to reinvent the air conditioning, refrigeration and heating industries in the February 2018 issue of Accelerate America, published online this week.
Published 10 times annually by shecco, the worldwide expert in natural refrigerant news, Accelerate America is the first news magazine written for and about the most progressive business leaders working with climate-friendly natural refrigerants in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Accelerate America is viewable online at no charge at http://www.acceleratena.com. In addition, print copies are distributed at major North American trade shows serving the HVAC (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning) and refrigeration industries, and mailed to key end users in food retail, foodservice, cold storage, food processing and other sectors.
Hrnjak, a research professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, head of the University’s Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center, and president of Creative Thermal Solutions, delves into the pioneering work he has done over the past three decades – and continues to do – to help usher in the new age of natural refrigerants such as CO2 and hydrocarbons. He also explains how his innovative heat exchangers have made possible safer and less costly industrial refrigeration that use much less ammonia than traditional systems.
The February 2018 issue (volume 4, No. 32) also reports on: ALDI US’s continuing rollout of transcritical CO2 refrigeration, now installed in more than 100 stores; reaction to the Court of Appeals decision to not review its controversial ruling on the EPA’s HFC-reduction program, including California’s multi-pronged strategy; and the Trump Administration’s stance on the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.
Also featured: Coverage of natural refrigerant news from the AHR Expo; tips for safe handling of hydrocarbon systems; trends in smart appliances and the air conditioning market from U.K research firm BSRIA; training advice from Europe; and the Accelerate America Awards.
For the last 17 years, market accelerator shecco has been active in helping bring climate-friendly technologies faster to market. shecco supports over 100 partners worldwide in the HVAC&R sector, where the focus is on sustainable refrigeration, heating & cooling technologies using natural refrigerants. shecco offers a variety of services in three areas: 1) media, including online industry platforms, magazines and a catalog of dedicated research reports; 2) market development, including market research, consultancy and public affairs services, as well as special international projects; and 3) events, including international conferences and national workshops.
Vice President, Business Development, shecco America, and Technical Editor, Accelerate America