On the second day of ATMOsphere Europe 2015 the Consumer Goods Panel gathered several members of the Refrigerants Naturally! Initiative, who presented on their success in placing HFC-free equipment on the market. For example Red Bull has placed 543,000 hydrocarbon (HC) ECO Coolers, and in 2014 achieved 100% HC procurement, except in Japan. Presenting a global perspective on market trends in the food retail and service sector, Nina Masson of shecco predicted a “growing appetite” for n
This year about 600,000 commercial compressors will not be bought using R134a, but we buy 1.2 million pieces of equipment every year, so I am making a call to compressor manufacturers to help us,” said Antoine Azar, The Coca Cola Company.
With this product we have proven that for us, for important placements like Greece, the Middle East, South of Croatia or even Spain, that it is definitely no issue at all to place hydrocarbon coolers, also in non air conditioned places,” said Brenneis.
We need compressor suppliers to help us to get enough availability of hydrocarbon compressors for Japan,” announced Juergen Brenneis.
I am probably the person working for the longest time within my organisation continuously without interruption on f-gases, from the mid 80s until a year or so ago,” said Lohbeck.
Lohbeck added that on the measuring of CO2 equivalents the chemical industry clearly won a political victory because the lifetime of HFCs is relatively short compared to CO2, the lifetime of most HFCs used today is around 20 years, nevertheless the time we are calculating their impact on is 100 years.”
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