Short term pollutants
Promote a shift in cooling technology towards natural refrigerants and improve common fluorocarbon based technology
Refrigerants, Naturally! is an initiative of international companies taking action against global warming and ozone layer depletion. We replace harmful greenhouse gases in our point-of-sales cooling and freezing units with climate-friendly natural refrigerants. Our goal is to make them the preferred cooling technology – in a safe, reliable and cost effective manner.
Roadmap and work plan
Refrigerants, Naturally! supports a regulatory and political framework that encourages investment in climate-friendly technologies. All our members are working on different technological options and are at different stages of market implementation. Nevertheless, we share a commitment to eliminate fluorinated gases, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFC), hydrochlorofluorcarbons (HCFC) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), in our point-of-sale cooling appliances. We are convinced that alternative technologies on the market are safe, efficient and reliable, whilst offering environmental benefits.
Our members pursure this strategy, and are reducing their impact on climate change by:- replacing synthetic with natural refrigerants- using HFC-free insulation material-reducing the energy consumption of new refrigeration equipment.Based on first-hand experience Refrigerants, Naturally! promotes best-practices in climate-friendly technologies among other companies. We encourage them to join our initiative and offer our expertise for handling the change.
By the end of 2016 – 12 years after the start of Refrigerants, Naturally! – we have collectively placed 5 million units using natural refrigerants worldwide. These reductions have prevented the emission of around 30 million metric tons of CO2. This is equal to the annual emissions of more than 6.1 million passenger vehicles
Prevention of 30 million metric tons CO2 eq.
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