Representatives of ATMOsphere will push for the adoption of natural refrigerants.
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An October installation of the units in a Mexico City convenience store serves five walls of refrigerated display cabinets.
The Brazilian manufacturer installed its first Highpack PRO chiller system at a supermarket in June 2023 and has plans for projects in Colombia and Costa Rica next year.
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Incentives, including exemptions of duties and taxes on natural refrigerant units, make R290 air conditioners less expensive than synthetic ones in the South Caribbean country.
To prove the business case for new technologies and support the adoption of natural refrigerants, case studies must focus on the end-user experience, they added.
Natural refrigerants are the best option for high-temperature heat pumps, which are important for building decarbonization in Europe, according to the European Environmental Bureau.
The South-South cooperation effort was a starting point for introducing propane air conditioners into the two countries.
With the launch of the piston compressors at the November Italian Refrigera exhibition, the company “evolves its positioning and identity” to include a high-temperature product line.