Colombia is making progress in the introduction of natural refrigerants and climate-friendly regeneration of refrigerant gases.

The current demand for hydrocarbon refrigerants is still low in Colombia, but it is expected to grow in the short and medium term. Therefore, a technical and economic pre-feasibility study was carried out on the production of hydrocarbons. Furthermore, a pilot project introduced the implementation of a methodology to identify, guide, recover and collect the refrigerant gases discarded at the generation source. In this context, a agreement among several flower companies promotes the replacement of refrigeration systems containing ozone depleting substances by systems with natural refrigerants.