Using natural refrigerants for cooling

June 19th, 2018, Published in Articles: Vector

The European Commission predicts that the demand for space cooling in the European Union will increase by 70% by 2030. The EU is taking action, supported by innovative engineering companies like Danfoss. The company is developing and implementing energy-efficient and sustainable cooling solutions, including using natural refrigerants like CO2 while simultaneously helping to tackle global warming. CO2 was used as a refrigerant as early as 1850, but was replaced in 1928 by chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). When it comes to climate change, CO2 is usually regarded as a major problem, but as a refrigerant, it has proven to be reliable, efficient and environmentally-friendly. With a global warming potential (GWP) of one, it causes no ozone depletion, which means that CO2 can be used for cooling safely and without affecting the planet’s climate. Danfoss has more than 10 000 transcritical CO2 systems installed around the world.

Contact Roland Sargent, Danfoss, Tel 011 785-7600 sargentr@danfoss.com