ATMOsphere (formerly shecco) has announced the relaunch of as a marketplace comprising the latest hydrocarbon HVAC&R products, services and news from around the world.

“We have identified a clear need in the market for credible, trusted and independent information around hydrocarbon technology and applications – especially as more and more players across applications and geographies become engaged in this market sector,” explained Marc Chasserot, CEO of ATMOsphere and founder of

Chasserot predicts that the 2020s will see a huge increase in the global uptake of systems using hydrocarbon refrigerants, including propane (R290), isobutane (R600a) and propylene (R1270), something that already started in the previous decade. This has created a need for a credible source of information on hydrocarbons – a need that the new is designed to meet.

The relaunch of follows the relaunch of its sister marketplace,, in April 2021.

Established in 2009

The relaunched is not starting from scratch; it has already established itself as a reliable source since it was established in 2009, generating millions of page views and inspiring many innovators over those years.

In addition to the latest hydrocarbon news and information about the sites’ partners, the revamped includes a store where users can browse all available products according to a wide variety of criteria, including components and services. It is also possible to narrow a search to include only products available in one’s home region, making it easier to find the best local options.’s typical readers include some of the most influential decision makers in the industry: from end users, manufacturers and contractors to media, government and academia. Its global reach spans 100+ countries and extends from leading markets such as Europe, North America, Japan, and Australia, to emerging markets such as Latin America, China, and South Africa.

The site covers all hydrocarbon applications, including refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pumps. “This website will become a key tool for end users to empower and educate themselves around the best available hydrocarbon products and services on the market,” said Chasserot.