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GCI presents at ATMOsphere Europe in Barcelona on the market potential of R290 AC units

01.06.2016 , Noticias :

The ATMOsphere Events hosted by Shecco are interactive workshops bringing together decision makers from industry and government to discuss on developments in natural refrigerant technologies and present on case studies, proving the safe application and efficiency of natural refrigerant applications.

Philipp Denzinger, Project Manager of the Green Cooling Initiative, presented the promising market potential of R290 AC units at this year’s ATMOsphere Europe in Barcelona on April 19, 2016. He highlighted the benefits of using R290 as a refrigerant in AC units: Higher energy efficiency, almost zero direct emissions (R290 GWP=3), higher cooling capacity and coefficient of performance. Challenges faced when applying hydrocarbons, such as flammability and limited charge sizes due to standards and building codes were equally subject of discussion, as well as ways to tackle them. : Godrej & Boyce (India), Gree, Midea, Haier, Aux, TCL, Chunlan, Yangtzi, Changhong (China) have production facilities for R290 AC units and managed to overcome these challenges. The presentation stressed the importance of the mutual influence of the market supply and demand of innovative systems. A growing market penetration is meant to increase the demand and awareness on the end user side and shall allow the production of cost efficient, sustainable and energy efficient AC units.

Following Denzinger’s presentation, Kai Cui – Director Strategy and Standardization of Haier – presented Haier’s plans for producing R290 AC units in at least five production lines in China.