Whether in food production or in the manufacturing of chemicals or medical drugs, refrigeration and air-conditioning are essential parts of the production process and subsequent storage. Natural refrigerants offer the most environmentally friendly option for refrigeration applications as they have no impact on the greenhouse effect.
Natural refrigerants will continue to be the most environmentally friendly option for refrigeration applications in the coming years. Today, natural refrigerants present a solution for every refrigeration application, proving to be a safe, environmentally friendly and economically responsible investment in the future.
For a long time now, consumers not only look at quality and price when making purchases, they look at sustainability. Supermarket chains are increasingly opting for environment-friendly shop concepts with lower emission stores to reduce their carbon footprint.
As the United States and countries in Europe as well as other regions look to the future of F-gas regulation, they face the possibility the Australian F-gas tax scheme – which places a price tag on every ton of synthetic greenhouse gases – could become a widely adopted model.
In the context of constantly increasing energy prices, the use of natural refrigerants offers the possibility of energy-efficient, environment-friendly air-conditioning for commercial buildings, said Eurammon executive board member, Thomas Spänich.
The worldwide focus on renewable energy has ramped up interest in the reuse of existing heat energy in industrial processes, and that has major implications for natural refrigerants. “On the heat pump market, the trend is clearly towards using natural refrigerants,” said Eurammon executive board member, Thomas Spänich.
The decision as to which refrigerant should be used in a refrigerating or air-conditioning system is based on the major criteria of safety, costs and environment protection. But against the background of constantly increasing energy prices, the energy consumption of a system also plays an increasingly important role.
A short film from European natural refrigerant organization, Eurammon, provides insights and information about the use of natural refrigerants. The film uses illustrations to explain how the use of natural refrigerants has developed, and their history since 2,000 BC.
Eurammon, the European initiative for natural refrigerants, and the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration bring leading global players from the refrigeration sector together with individuals and institutions in the field of natural refrigerants.