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ATMOsphere America 2013

date18 - 19 June 2013 location Washington DC, The United States

About this event

ATMOsphere America 2013 - THE BUSINESS CASE FOR NATURAL REFRIGERANTS IN NORTH AMERICA, 2nd annual

The meeting place for industry experts to discuss natural refrigerant trends, latest technologies and regulatory issues in the US and Canada is back for a second edition! This event targets around 200 decision makers from leading retailers, suppliers, associations and more. Topics of presentations and workshops will be looking at end-users (retailers and consumer brands) as well as technology providers from the commercial and industrial refrigeration and heat pump sectors. In addition, the mornings of day 1 and 2 feature sessions on the latest market trends as well as regulatory issues and standards.

New features for the 2013 edition will include more networking, more discussions and an ATMOsphere America summary report to be published right after the event.

News

30 April 2014 | The EPA and HFCsBack in the summer of 2013, an event called Atmospheres America took place in Washington, D.C. It was put on by advocates of so-called natural refrigerants like ammonia, CO2, and hydrocarbons (HCs). While the approach focused mainly on the business sense of using those refrigerants, there were references to the possibility of a phaseout – or at the least, a phasedown – of synthetic hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
30 October 2013 | MICROGROOVE SUCCESSES SPUR NEW RESEARCHAs a result of changes in the market, research was initiated into MicroGroove smaller diameter inner grooved copper tubes. Many hurdles were overcome in bringing new products to market. Ultimately, the technology has been proven and is now widely employed in the mass production of air conditioners.
10 September 2013 | Supermarket Talk Turns NaturalIn supermarket refrigeration, much of the refrigerant talk is on the so-called ‘naturals.’ And among the naturals, one of the most talked about is R-744 (CO2). And when talking about ways to use it, the most often discussed approach is in transcritical applications. That thought process formed the basis for a supermarket end-user panel discussion this summer in Washington, D.C., at the second Atmosphere America Natural Refrigerants Conference. Participants came from Dehaize America (which owns the Food Lion chain), Sobeys, Sprouts, SuperValu, and Whole Foods, amongst others.
22 August 2013 | Low-charge ammonia can be competitiveCan carbon dioxide and ammonia work together? Apparently so, according to Mark Tomooka of Mayekawa in the US.

In his conference presentation, Tomooka described the company’s NH3/C02 solutions for the supermarket industry, in which ammonia charge is kept below 250 pounds.

One system was installed in a SuperValue store in the town of Carpinteria in California in 2012 that is described as the first “all natural” supermarket in the US.

Tomooka said the Carpinteria project proved a low-charge ammonia system can be competitive with other systems.

"This store is seeing efficiency gains of 13 to 30 per cent,” he said.

He said there are signs the market for natural refrigerants in the US is maturing.
These signs include the development of standards such as the Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL) approval for C02 transcritical compressors and a pending update to ASHRAE standard 15, which will include C02 transcritical options.

CIMCO Refrigeration presented a case study demonstrating a successful ammonia/CO2 refrigeration system deployment at Canadawide, one of the country’s largest distributors of fruit and vegetables.

The system has saved Canadawide nearly 20 per cent in maintenance costs, with even more significant reductions in operating costs.

Danfoss vice president of public affairs, Robert Wilkins, said no single refrigerant is suitable for all applications.
21 August 2013 | Retail news: ATMOsphere America 2013Carel Global Key Account Manager Michael Englebright moderated session "Technology Case Study" at ATMOsphere America 2013.
5 August 2013 | Low-ammonia cold front to hit USStar Refrigeration is poised to bring its eco-friendly low-ammonia chillers and freezers to US food firms.
2 August 2013 | MicroGroove Technology Case Study Presented at ATMOsphere America Shows How to Reduce Charge of HC Refrigerants in Next Generation ACR Products, says The Use of Smaller Diameter Copper Tubes in the Heat-Exchanger Coils of New AC and Refrigeration System Designs Maximizes Performance of Eco-Friendly Refrigerants.
25 July 2013 | Emerson director discusses natural refrigerants at US conferenceUSA: Sam Gladis, business director - heat pumps, Vilter Manufacturing LLC, a business of Emerson Climate Technologies, spoke at the second annual ATMOsphere America 2013 Conference, held in Washington from 17 to 19 June. 
23 July 2013 | ATMOsphere America 2013 From 18 – 19 June 2013, around 200 HVAC&R stakeholders gathered at ATMOsphere America 2013 in Washington, D.C. to discuss the business case for natural refrigerants in the U.S. and Canada and the game-changing role North America could assume in the mainstreaming of natural refrigerant technologies.
22 July 2013 | Star Refrigeration’s Low Charge Ammonia Refrigeration Systems Welcomed at US ConferenceScottish company Star Refrigeration, received widespread acclaim at the ATMOsphere America 2013 event in Washington last month after presenting its low charge ammonia chillers and freezers for the US market.
18 July 2013 | Natural Refrigerants: OK, FineThe entrance and expansion of natural refrigerants can improve business operations. Let's just hope they will bring relief from endless regulations.
17 July 2013 | ATMOsphere Conference Explores Ideas, Trends & Projects Related to Natural RefrigerantsAlmost 200 refrigeration industry professionals from around the world shared ideas, opinions, and findings related to the incorporation of natural refrigerants in North American refrigeration systems.
10 July 2013 | Transcritical Refrigeration Ready for Prime Time: PanelWASHINGTON — Retailers looking at or adopting transcritical refrigeration systems, which use only carbon dioxide (CO2) as a refrigerant, are confident that technicians and contractors will be able to handle the installation and maintenance of the new systems, though they may charge a premium.
9 July 2013 | Danfoss Talks Refrigerant Regulatory Issues, Showcases Natural Refrigerant Project Success at ATMOsphere America 2013Danfoss sponsored and participated in ATMOsphere America 2013, June 18-19 in Washington, D.C. Now in its second year, ATMOsphere America discussed natural refrigerant trends, latest technologies and regulatory issues in the United States and Canada.
8 July 2013 | ATMOsphere America 2013 Summary Report online!The ATMOsphere America 2013 Summary Report has been published and is now available, free of charge, on our website. The report provides a comprehensive summary of the presentations and discussions featured at the conference. 
5 July 2013 | Star presents Azanefreezer in USAStar Refrigeration is presenting its low charge, ammonia Azanefreezer solution for cold storage applications at ATMOsphere America 2013 in Washington on the 18th and 19th June. Star's case study presentation covers the recent installation of a 125kW/36TR Azanefreezer for a food manufacturer's cold storage facility.
27 June 2013 | CO2 transcritical milestones - 3-year payback and now in the US - latest from ATMOsphere AmericaFor the second year running ATMOsphere America - The Business Case for Natural Refrigerants, included a lively end user panel featuring leading North American retailers. This year, representatives from Whole Foods, Sprouts, Delhaize America, SUPERVALU and Sobeys, shared their experiences in the use of natural refrigerants. The biggest change since last year: CO2 transcritical has made it to the US.
26 June 2013 | ATMOsphere America 2013 pictures are online!We have uploaded the pictures of ATMOsphere America 2013, as well as all the updated presentations, on our event website www.ATMO.org.

26 June 2013 | ATMOsphere America: exponential HC growth expected in 2-3 yearsThe industry in North America is working on a variety of solutions to deal with the 150g hydrocarbons (HCs) charge limit for plug-in refrigeration and to allow the efficiency gains of HC refrigerants to be realised in additional applications such as air conditioning. The North American industry predicts an exponential growth in HC products 2-3 years from now, although they say more action is needed to address public perception and insurance factors.
25 June 2013 | Update on US policy and global initiatives at ATMOsphere America 2013The recent agreement between the US and China to work together to phase-down HFCs through the Montreal Protocol framework, gave a fresh breeze to the policy session at the ATMOsphere America 2013, in which the latest US policy developments relevant to the natural refrigerant industry were discussed.
25 June 2013 | End user satisfaction and high efficiencies stimulate continued growth for ammonia solutions in North AmericaAt ATMOsphere America 2013, organised in Washington DC, leading ammonia solutions providers Danfoss & CIMCO, Star Refrigeration and Baltimore Aircoil Company presented their latest ammonia solutions for cold storage applications. According to these manufacturers, end users’ interest in ammonia refrigeration is continuously growing in the North American Market, with CO2/ammonia systems and low charge ammonia packages achieving energy savings of up to 20% compared to traditional systems.
24 June 2013 | Natural Refrigerants in North America: A once-in-a lifetime opportunityDuring the first day of ATMOsphere America 2013 industry leaders in commercial and industrial refrigeration drew attention to the business opportunities in tune with environmental protection that an early switch to HFC-free solutions will bring to North America. Speakers and audience agreed that better education of contractors and customers would be needed to avoid false claims, optimise risk and cost assessment, and opt for the best system even when selecting among different HFC-free solutions.
24 June 2013 | NH3 in industrial refrigeration: leading American end-users talk safetyRepresentatives from some of the leading U.S. brands, including Tyson Foods Inc., Campbell Soup Company, ConAgra Foods and Port Newark Refrigerated Warehouse, shared their NH3 experiences with the 200 participants at the 2nd annual ATMOsphere America 2013 conference in Washington DC. Employee safety and training were the focal points of the discussion.
21 June 2013 | ATMOsphere America 2013 presentations now onlineWe would like to thank you for attending ATMOsphere America 2013 and for personally contributing to the success of the event. We were happy to see many new faces in attendance, interested in exploring the market potential of natural refrigerants in North America. We hope that successful conclusions will be drawn from this 2.5 day conference in Washington, DC.
21 June 2013 | CO2 mainstream in the USA within 5 years, ATMOsphere America audience believesWith availability, market and regulatory hurdles constantly being cleared for a maturing North American natural refrigerants market, participants at the ATMOsphere America conference confirmed that the major push to put the USA on track for a world leadership in R744 technology will happen in the next 5 years. The 2nd edition of the meeting started off with market trends and examples of leadership shown by North American corporations in driving the HFC-free technology market forward.
19 June 2013 | 2nd ATMOsphere America concludes: The Business Case for Natural Refrigerant gets clearerFrom 17-19 June 2013, shecco invited more than 200 participants from North America to join the debate on how to mainstream natural refrigerants across the entire HVAC&R industry in Canada and the USA. The 2nd edition of ATMOsphere in North America provided more clarity on how to address market and regulatory barriers, as well as ways to increase awareness for HFC-free technology.
18 June 2013 | ATMOsphere America 2013 - the Business Case for Natural RefrigerantsEvent date:
Tue, 06/18/2013 - Wed, 06/19/2013
17 June 2013 | ATMOsphere America 2013 Event Date: 
June 18, 2013 - June 19, 2013

Event Location:
Washington, DC
15 June 2013 | ATMOsphere America June 2013Star Refrigeration are delighted to announce their sponsorship of ATMOsphere America in Washington, DC. The event, which takes place on June 18-19th, will showcase the latest in natural refrigeration technology in North America and around the world. 
14 June 2013 | Participant Information and Practical TipsATMOsphere America 2013 is looking forward to welcoming you next week! We would like to give you a few practical tips before you head to Washington, DC.
13 June 2013 | Tecumseh to Join with Industry Experts at ATMOsphere America 2013Tecumseh Products Company will join other industry experts in discussing the benefits and challenges in transitioning commercial refrigeration equipment from today’s chlorine-based refrigerants to more environmentally-friendly hydrocarbon solutions at ATMOsphere America 2013, Natural Refrigerants event in Washington, D.C. June 18-19.
13 June 2013 | Industry Experts From Emerson Climate Technologies to Meet/Discuss Company’s Leadership in the Migration to Low GWP RefrigerantsEmerson to Serve as Silver Sponsor for ATMOsphere America 2013 — The Business Case for Natural Refrigerants
12 June 2013 | MicroGroove, Bronze Sponsor of ATMOsphere America 2013MicroGroove, which specialises in small tuber copper technology for air conditioning and refrigeration products, has announced that it will be a Bronze Sponsor of the fast-approaching ATMOsphere America 2013. The conference will take place on 18-19 June in Washington DC.
5 June 2013 | Carel, ATMOsphere America 2013 silver sponsorCAREL will support the second annual ATMOsphere America 2013 conference as a Silver Sponsor.
31 May 2013 | Marc-André Lesmerises, keynote speaker at ATMOSPHERE AMERICA 2013Carnot Réfrigération was invited to present two conferences to the event ATMOsphere America 2013 - THE BUSINESS CASE FOR NATURAL REFRIGERANTS IN NORTH AMERICA, 2nd annual which will be held next June in Washington. The meeting place for industry experts to discuss natural refrigerant trends, latest technologies and regulatory issues in the US and Canada is back for a second edition! This event targets around 200 decision makers from leading retailers, suppliers, associations and more. Topics of presentations and workshops will be looking at end-users (retailers and consumer brands) as well as technology providers from the commercial and industrial refrigeration and heat pump sectors.
27 May 2013 | Case Studies: HC efficiency in light commercial & AC applicationsEnergy and cost efficiency of R290 and R600a in commercial, light commercial, and air conditioning applications, as well as how to deal with the U.S.’s 150 gram propane limit, are just some of the subjects addressed by the Technology Case Studies chosen for presentation at this year’s ATMOsphere America 2013, which will take place on 18 & 19 June.
24 May 2013 | UPDATE: CO2 Case Studies: efficient supermarket applications, UL approval for high pressure equipmentEnergy and cost efficiency of CO2 commercial supermarket applications, UL approval procedure for high pressure CO2 equipment, and innovative CO2 heat pump technologies are just a few of the topics that will be covered during the Technology Case Studies Session of ATMOsphere America 2013. UPDATE: additional case study on simplified and efficient controls management system applied in Supervalu Carpentaria Supermarket and Roche Pharmaceuticals.
23 May 2013 | Announcing ATMOsphere America 2013 case study selectionWe are pleased to announce this year’s selection of case studies to be presented during the Technology Case Studies Session at ATMOsphere America – The Business Case for Natural Refrigerants.
23 May 2013 | NH3 Case studies: charge reduction, applications in supermarkets and moreLow charge ammonia condensing units, energy and cost efficient ammonia/CO2 refrigeration systems, and a comparative analysis of air cooled, evaporative and hybrid condensers are just some of the topics that will be presented during the Technology Case Study sessions of the upcoming ATMOsphere America 2013, taking place on 18 &19 June in Washington DC.
10 May 2013 | Tecumseh, supporting ATMOsphere America 2013 as a Bronze SponsorTecumseh Products Company, an industry leader in the development of R290 and R600a compressors and condensing units for the air conditioning and refrigeration industry, has announced its Bronze Sponsorship of the upcoming ATMOsphere America 2013, which will take place from 18-19 June in Washington, D.C.
10 May 2013 | Embraco, newest Bronze Sponsor of ATMOsphere America 2013Embraco, a specialist in cooling solutions and a world leader in the hermetic compressor market will support ATMOsphere America 2013 as a Bronze Sponsor. The highly anticipated 2nd annual conference will take place at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington, D.C. from 18-19 June.
2 May 2013 | Selected case studies - Part 1 and new SponsorsWe are excited to announce that we have selected the first five Technology Case Studies to be presented at ATMOsphere America 2013. Below you will find a short summary of the selected case studies.
We are also pleased to announce that Baltimore Aircoil Company will be supporting us as a Silver Sponsor and that Hansen Technologies is our newest Bronze Sponsor.
29 April 2013 | Baltimore Aircoil Company, ATMOsphere America 2013 Silver SponsorAfter attending last year’s conference and being convinced of the relevancy and influence of the event, Baltimore Aircoil Company, a world-wide leader in energy efficient heat transfer technology, has decided to become a Silver Sponsor of ATMOsphere America 2013 – The Business Case for Natural Refrigerants.
19 April 2013 | Hansen Technologies announces Bronze Sponsorship of ATMOsphere America 2013Hansen Technologies, a global leader in designing and manufacturing valves and controls for industrial refrigeration systems, joins as the newest Bronze Sponsor of ATMOsphere America 2013. The highly anticipated conference will be held from 18-19 June in Washington, DC.
3 April 2013 | Huayi, newest ATMOsphere America Silver SponsorHuayi Compressor Barcelona, which operates under Cubigel Compressors ® brand, has announced its silver sponsorship of the upcoming ATMOsphere America 2013, taking place on 18 & 19 June in Washington DC.
21 March 2013 | EVAPCO, newest bronze sponsor of ATMO America 2013!EVAPCO, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of industrial refrigeration system components, has come on board as a Bronze Sponsor for ATMOsphere America 2013 - The Business Case for Natural Refrigerants in North America.
28 February 2013 | Last day for Early Birds + Case studies + New SponsorJust a quick reminder: Today is the last day to benefit from our Early Bird discounted rate of $ 550.
20 February 2013 | Friendly reminder: Important upcoming deadlinesJust a quick reminder about ATMOsphere America 2013, there are two important deadlines:
  • 28 February, Early Birds discounted rate finishes
  • 15 April, Call for Case Study abstracts ends
We would also like to welcome RSES as a new Bronze Sponsor of ATMOsphere America 2013.

5 February 2013 | RSES, Bronze Sponsor of ATMOsphere America 2013We are very excited to announce RSES as a bronze sponsor for the upcoming 2nd Annual ATMOsphere America 2013 – The Business Case For Natural Refrigerants In North America – in Washington, DC this June!
30 January 2013 | Save the dates: 2013 ATMOsphere eventsTo meet increasing demand, 6 global ATMOsphere events relating to Natural Refrigerants have been programmed for 2013, taking place in Vienna, Washington DC, Bangkok, Tokyo, Brussels and Kiev. The first of this line-up will be held in collaboration with UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation) and will focus on natural solutions for Developing Countries.
25 January 2013 | Call for Technology Case Studies - ATMOsphere America 2013For the two Technology Case Study Sessions at ATMOsphere America 2013, we are looking for case studies that present the latest product innovations, developments and efficiency results in the field of natural refrigerants in or for North America. Deadline: 15 April 2013.
22 January 2013 | True Manufacturing: New Silver Sponsor of ATMOsphere America 2013Join North American industry experts on June 18-19 at the annual Natural Refrigeration conference and workshop, ATMOsphere America, to be held in Washington DC.
16 January 2013 | Early Bird rate, Book your room, and Last year's testimonialsBest wishes for 2013!
To start off the year, those wishing to register to ATMOsphere America 2013 should take advantage of our Early bird rate and save $ 100.
16 January 2013 | Natural refrigerants coming to North America'The Business Case for Natural Refrigerants in North America' will be the main theme of the conference and workshop on natural refrigerants 'ATMOsphere America 2013', taking place in June 2013 in the US. Registration with a special Early Bird Discount is now open.
7 January 2013 | GALILEO TP back for ATMOsphere America 2013GALILEO TP's officials confirmed the company will be Bronze Sponsor of the upcoming natural refrigeration conference and workshop ATMOsphere America 2013 to be held in Washington this summer (June 18-19).
19 December 2012 | ATMOsphere America 2013, Welcome to Dorin & TempriteAfter the success of the first ATMOsphere America, Dorin & Temprite are back sponsoring the event at a Bronze level!
18 December 2012 | Star Refrigeration & Alfa Laval, New Bronze Sponsors of ATMOsphere America 2013We are very glad to welcome two new Bronze Sponsors for ATMOsphere America 2013: Alfa Laval, the Swedish expert in heat transfer, separation and fluid handling; and Star, Uk's largest independent engineering company for industrial refrigeration and HVAC solutions.
17 December 2012 | The Business Case for Hydrocarbons in North AmericaLight commercial refrigeration and how to save money by using hydrocarbons will be one of the topics covered at ATMOsphere America 2013. Already for the second time the annual meeting place for decision makers from the natural refrigerant industry will be taking place in Washington DC from 18 to 19 June next year. Register now and save $160.
14 December 2012 | CO2 is coming to America - latest developments at ATMOsphere America 2013With over 100 supermarket stores in the US and Canada using CO2 (in secondary loop, subscritical or transcritical), the commercial refrigeration market is moving towards CO2 in North America. Also the first UL listing for a CO2 booster system by US-based company Hillphoenix could further transform the supermarket system landscape. All latest developments for commercial, industrial and heat pump applications using CO2 in North America will be discussed at ATMOsphere America 2013. The registration with a special holiday discount is now open.
14 December 2012 | Ammonia food cold chain and latest US developments at ATMOsphere America 2013A dedicated session on the food cold chain with mainly representatives from the ammonia industry as well as latest developments and technical innovations in North America are just some of the highlights of ATMOsphere America 2013. After a successful first-ever US appearance in June this year, the conference on natural refrigerants goes into its second round with many new ideas and updates from the ammonia community in North America. Registration is open with special discount for December.
13 December 2012 | Registration is open & Holiday discountWe are very happy to announce that you can now register for ATMOsphere America 2013! As a little end-of-year surprise, we will offer a special Holiday Discount for delegates registering during the month of December. 
11 December 2012 | Bitzer USA & CAREL on board for ATMOsphere America 2013Two new Silver Sponsors,  Bitzer USA and CAREL have confirmed their participation to the upcoming ATMOsphere America 2013 to be held June 18-19 in Washington D.C.
5 December 2012 | Save the date for second edition of ATMOsphere America 2013!We are very pleased to announce the second edition of ATMOsphere America taking place in the US next year! Please save the following dates:

June 18-19, 2013 - Washington DC
5 December 2012 | Danfoss, 1st Silver Sponsor of ATMOsphere America 2013A warm welcome to Danfoss, first Silver Sponsor of the upcoming ATMOsphere America 2013 Conference in D.C!
4 December 2012 | Heatcraft: New Gold Sponsor for ATMOsphere America 2013!We are very happy to welcome our third Gold Sponsor for ATMOsphere America 2013!

For the first time, Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration is joining the club and sponsor the second edition of ATMOsphere America to be held June 17-19, 2013.
3 December 2012 | New Bronze Sponsor for ATMOsphere America 2013: EcoThermics Corporation"Yes, without a doubt! It is our pleasure to again support ATMOsphere America as a Bronze Sponsor! We look forward to seeing you all again in Washington D.C. next June!" says Merle G. Rocke, company Chairman & CEO.
30 November 2012 | ATMOsphere America 2013: Parker-Sporlan joins the Sponsors ClubWe are happy to announce that Parker and its division Sporlan, have decided to become Bronze Sponsor of the upcoming ATMOsphere America 2013 to be held in Washington D.C on June 17-19.
28 November 2012 | Carnot Refrigeration, Gold Sponsor of ATMOsphere America 2013Carnot refrigeration has decided to support our efforts for the second consecutive year becoming Gold Sponsor of ATMOsphere America 2013 to be held June 17-19, 2013.
27 November 2012 | Welcome to Mayekawa, Gold Sponsor of ATMOsphere America 2013We are very happy to welcome back our Gold Sponsor Mayekawa for the second edition of ATMOsphere America to be held June 17-19, 2013.
26 November 2012 | Hillphoenix Platinum Sponsor of ATMOsphere America, 2nd editionUS CO2 equipment manufacturer Hillphoenix has officially confirmed that they will be the Platinum Sponsor of ATMOsphere America 2013!
In addition, Hillphoenix representatives will also give a presentation during the State of the Industry Session on June 18 (more information coming soon).