Tracks upswing of natural refrigerants market

shecco, a marketing and communications entity with a focus on climate- friendly technologies in the HVAC&R sector, has announced launching the 2nd edition of its GUIDE Europe, titled “GUIDE 2014: Natural Refrigerants – Continued Growth and Innovation in Europe”. The  publication provides an essential update on the market evolution of HVAC&R applications using CO2, ammonia, hydrocarbons, water and air, the announcement added.

Featuring data on the latest market trends, a business directory of over 400 companies working with natural refrigerants in Europe, and survey results from 376 European HVAC&R industry experts, the guide aims to build on the 2012 edition and become the industry reference tool for those working with natural working fluids, shecco claimed.

Citing an example, shecco said that the guide gives updated transcritical (TC) CO2 supermarket maps that show an increase of 117% in the number of CO2 TC supermarkets in Europe within two years, whilst the first ever CO2 cascade supermarket maps show 1,636 supermarkets in Europe using CO2/HFC cascade systems.

The Contents of the GUIDE 2014 Europe as follows:

  • Natural refrigerants in the European food chain
  • Applications of natural refrigerants
  • Commercial availability of natural refrigerant solutions
  • End-user views on natural refrigerants
  • European policy Initiatives
  • Case studies
  • European industry survey results
  • European natural refrigerant business directory

On the occasion of the guide’s release, Marc Chasserot, GUIDE series publisher and shecco Managing Director, elucidated that the updated guide showed that natural refrigerants were becoming a standard solution for companies that want to future-proof their business.

Nina Masson, shecco Head of Market Research and lead author, added:
“We are publishing the GUIDE EU 2014 at a point in time when proposed European-level rules on the restricted or banned use of f-gases are expected to take effect. They will determine the direction that HVAC&R system and component suppliers, contractors and training institutes, but more importantly, commercial and industrial end-users, will be taking in their refrigerant choice until 2020 and beyond. The second edition of the GUIDE Europe allows for a better understanding of the opportunities in the natural refrigerant market.”