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The Green Cooling Summit is jointly hosted by the German Environment Agency (UBA), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The virtual conference addresses how the phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) according to the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol can best be implemented and accelerated politically and technically through the use of natural refrigerants and improved energy efficiency.
Daniel Colbourne (Re-phridge/HEAT) demonstrates how the conversation on safety concerns about natural refrigerants is slowly becoming more sensible and considered. In her keynote, Monika Witt (TH. WITT) explains why the promotion of naturals, to her, is indeed a no-brainer. One constant in the long history of her business is the use of ammonia (R717). She makes a compelling argument for “leapfrogging” synthetic refrigerants.
Grid Opening & Keynote 2
Is it true that natural refrigerants are generally less safe than synthetic solutions? The short answer: no. But training on safe use is required. In this session, Daniel Colbourne, Marius Appenzeller (Westfalen AG), Vilim Mergl (CoolTool Technology) and Alex Panas (Sanden Intercool) discuss how to achieve an image transformation and thus increase the acceptance of natural refrigerants.
Video Session 2
Why are we not moving faster? Some would point fingers at the private sector. And yet an old piece of economic wisdom suggests that companies react to demand. Daniel Colbourne, Narendra Shedge (Godrej), Jonathan Li (Midea), Joachim Schadt (Secon) and Alexander Cohr Pachai (Liquid Coolers) think of strategies to promote Green Cooling among their colleagues and the general public. Technological innovation could help.