A wide range of refrigeration and heat pump case studies involving the use of CO2 (R744) as the refrigerant will be presented by industry-leading companies at the ATMOsphere (ATMO) Europe Summit 2023 on natural refrigerant-based HVAC&R.

This 13th annual edition of the conference will be held Tuesday, September 19, and Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at the Hotel Le Plaza Brussels in Belgium. The event, addressing applications of the natural refrigerants CO2 (R744), hydrocarbons and ammonia (R717), is organized by ATMOsphere, publisher of R744.com.

You can register for the event here and find the program and other information on the event website. End users can register for free. Contractors/installers of HVAC&R systems are eligible to receive one free ticket per organization, with a discount from the regular price on additional tickets.

There will be presentations of six CO2 refrigeration case studies and four CO2 heat pump case studies. Manufacturers presenting CO2 refrigeration case studies include Advansor (with Veld Koeltechniek), SCM Frigo (with Sagat), Energy Recovery (with Fieuw Koeltechniek), Dorin (with Arneg), Biaggini Frigoriferi (with Migros Ticino) and TEKO. Companies offering CO2 heat pump case studies include Triple Aqua (with Sinop), Copeland (with BDR Thermea), Energy Recovery and Guntner (with Fenagy).

In addition, transport case studies will be presented by Ecooltec and GIZ Proklima.

There will also be case studies on hydrocarbon-based commercial cabinets.

Other sessions at ATMO Europe 2023 include:

  • Transport Market Trends, with Creative Thermal Solutions
  • Commercialization of Natural Refrigerant Heat Pumps, with Fenagy, GEA, TripleAqua and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
  • Training Panel, with Danish Technological Institute (DTI), AREA and Beijer Ref Academy
  • Keynotes, End-User Panel, EU F-Gas Policy Panel and PFAS Workshop

At a special ceremony on the first day, ATMO Awards/Europe will be presented to a retailer and an industrial end user, and attendees will vote on the Innovation of the Year award for refrigeration and heat pump products. A Person of the Year will also be named.

Gold sponsors of ATMO Europe 2023 are Sanhua, Teko, Energy Recovery and Copeland. Information on sponsorships can be found here.

Presentations from last year’s ATMO Europe can be found here.