The state of the natural refrigerant industry and emerging trends were addressed at this year’s ATMOsphere America, organised in Atlanta from 25-26 June, with two separate sessions gathering stakeholder evaluations of the current market for CO2, ammonia and hydrocarbons in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.In the midst of policy changes at both a global and national level affecting f-gases, the HVAC&R industry is looking closely at which applications suit which natural refrigerants. The use of different solutions in all major application areas shows the high level of innovation in this area. Developments across a whole range of end uses were presented during two sessions of the first day of ATMOsphere America 2015, indicative of a growing confidence across the board in natural refrigerant technology. Alongside the views presented by the system and component suppliers, several end-users confirmed plans to push their roll-outs of natural refrigerants-based equipment.
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