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Tech­no­lo­gy Road­show #3: In­dus­tri­al Con­ver­si­on to R600a in Me­xi­co and Air Con­di­tio­n­ing with R290 in Costa Ri­ca

Event , 11 May 2021, 5:00pm - 6:15pm UTC


Join us on a virtual journey to climate- and ozone-friendly RAC systems in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe.  Third stop: Costa Rica and Mexico. 

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In this third online event of our virtual Technology Roadshow we will travel to Mexico and Costa Rica and learn more about the use of natural refrigerants in industrial refrigeration and air conditioning: 

  • Mabe: Industrial conversion / Domestic refrigeration (Mexico)
    Mabe is the leader for home appliances in Latin America, based in Mexico. Mabe's goal is to eliminate the conventional refrigerant R134a and replace it with a new generation acidic gas such as R600a. A new compound called cyclopentane is used for foams. Additionally, Mabe's engineers are developing a new compressor at the CMC plant.  A representative from Mabe will explain the challenges and solutions of a successful conversion to the refrigerant isobutane (R600a).

  • Ministry of Transport of Costa Rica (MOPT): Air conditioning
    The MOPT replaced its old ACs by inverter ACs based on R290 refrigerants. A total of 20 eco-efficient air conditioners were installed in 2019. A representative of the ministry will explain the advantages of these appliances and changes to the previous models. 





Mabe: Industrial Conversion to R600a in Mexico

Daniel Sosa, Mabe

Ministry of Transport of Costa Rica (MOPT): Air Conditioning with R290

Jose Alberto Rodríguez Ledezma, DIGECA

Manuel Salas, GIZ consultant

Carlos Vargas, MOPT

Language: Spanish with simultaneous translation into English



Date / Duration
11 May 2021, 5:00pm - 6:15pm UTC

Local time:

9:00-10:15 am (Costa Rica)

10:00-11:15 am (Mexico & Colombia)

11:00-12:15 am (Cuba, Paraguay, Grenada & Venezuela)

5:00-6:15 pm (Germany)

Mabe replaced the refrigerant R134a with the natural refrigerant R600a. Watch the video and take a glimpse at the production site!

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The MOPT replaced 20 old ACs by inverter ACs based on the natural refrigerant R290. Get more information about this project in the video!

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The Technology Roadshow is organised by GIZ Proklima (SPODS project) with the financial support of the European Union (EU) and German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

About the Tech­no­lo­gy Road­show

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This webinar is the third in a series of four. In the last session (18 May), we will look at R290 Split ACs in Grenada.

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