Market well prepared for widespread uptake of natural refrigerants -ATMOsphere Europe 2015

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ATMOpshere Europe returned to Brussels for its 6th, and largest edition on the 16 & 17 March. Attended by 230 participants, and supported by Platinum Sponsor Carrier and Gold Sponsors Mayekawa, Advansor, Epta and Sanden, the event featured 60 international speakers, who presented on the very latest natural refrigerant trends in and around Europe. With new technologies to improve the efficiency of CO2 in warm ambient climates, and increased investment in training, the market is already well prepared for the restricted use of HFCs foreseen by the new EU F-Gas Regulation, and for the widespread adoption of CO2.

Over the coming week will report on the key messages heard at ATMOsphere Europe 2015, focusing in particular on CO2 in commercial refrigeration and heat pumps. Whilst presentations from leading supermarkets, such as Carrefour, Delhaize, Auchan Super Spain, Modelo Continente Hipermercados and METRO AG, and system suppliers SCM Frigo, Enex, Advansor, Green & Cool, and Epta, illustrate the vast progress in adoption of CO2 since the last ATMOsphere Europe in 2013, Sanden, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, boostHEAT and ENEA showcased CO2 heat pump solutions that could dramatically change the domestic and commercial heating market.