The participants benefited from 40 presentations on the technology and regulatory state-of-play of the natural refrigerants sector. In interactive workshops they then elaborated a list of barriers that currently block the way to a broader uptake of natural refrigerants and discussed and formulated solutions to these barriers.
As a result, the ATMOsphere 2010 summary report displays for the first time a comprehensive analysis of the challenges and opportunities that the natural refrigerants sector faces with regards to
- technology & safety
- legislation & standards
- training & know-how
- markets & marketing + funding & support
- supply & availability
The second part of the report gives a policy overview on the role of natural refrigerants at UN, EU and national level; the education session focuses on training initiatives that contribute in spreading the word about natural refrigerants with young engineers; the retailers session sheds light on major end-users' involvement with natural refrigerants and the India panel adds the perspective of a developing country with respect to ammonia, hydrocarbons and carbon dioxide.
The report closes with a summary of the technical sessions on refrigeration, heat pumps and air-conditioning systems using CO2, ammonia or hydrocarbons as refrigerants of choice. The ATMOsphere 2010 report aims at keeping its readers abreast with the two-days discussions between industry and policy in a concise and user-friendly way.
The ATMOsphere Report 2010 can be downloaded from: http://www.atmosphere2010.com/media.center.php
Source: ATMOsphere 2010 Newsletter, 13 October 2010