NRF Unrestricted

To support research for the safe, reliable and efficient use of ammonia and other natural refrigerants, and to promote the development of industry talent through scholarships, academic alliances and outreach.


The Foundation awards scholarships to engineering students and has developed a specific student track in coordination with the IIAR (International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration) conference each year.


To be the recognized source for the educational development and encouragement of research in the ammonia and natural refrigerant industry.

Annual William E. Kahlert Memorial Golf Tournament

Sunday, March 24th, 2024, marks the beginning of the 2024 IIAR Conference.  On this day we will concurrently have three tournaments, all at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, FL. 

We will hold the Annual William E. Kahlert Memorial Golf Tournament and the 2nd Annual Pickle Pall & Cornhole Tournaments concurrently at the Rosen Shingle Creek.