A full slate of speakers will address the latest developments in CO2 (R744) refrigeration at the ATMOsphere (ATMO) America Summit 2022 on natural refrigerants in June.
The ATMO America Summit is scheduled to take place, in person, June 7–8 in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. It will be the first in-person ATMO America conference since 2019.
This 11th annual edition of ATMO America will gather key industry experts, policy makers, end users and contractors to learn about the latest developments in natural refrigerant-based systems, including those using CO2, hydrocarbons and ammonia. ATMO America is organized by ATMOsphere (formerly shecco), publisher of R744.com.
Retailers who will be speaking about their CO2 systems include Publix and Ahold-Delhaize (Hannaford and Stop & Shop). Manufacturers who will deliver CO2 refrigeration case studies will include Hillphoenix, Emerson, Future Green Now, Zero Zone, Dorin, Arneg, Carel, Kysor Warren Epta, AREA and YourCleanEnergy.
At the market trends panel discussion, CO2 technologies will be evaluated by Derek Gosselin Hillphoenix; Phillip Walker, Arneg; Andre Patenaude and Katrina Krites, Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions; and Thomas Wright, Kysor Warren Epta US.
In addition, Paul Sindoni, President & CEO of CO2 system provider Hillphoenix, will be interviewed by Marc Chasserot, Founder and CEO of ATMOsphere.
Other speakers who will cover CO2 and other natural refrigerants include end-user keynote speaker Aer Teale, Director of Engineering, Lineage Logistics, and Stefan Elbel, CEO, Creative Thermal Solutions, who will examine technology trends.
Other notable speakers include:
- Fritz Troller, CEO and Co-Founder of Therm, who will discuss refrigerant carbon credits as a means to pay for the higher capital costs associated with natural refrigerant equipment.
- Policy panel with Nancy Skinner, State Senator SD9, State of California, who will discuss her new bill supporting natural refrigerant equipment; and Avipsa Mahapatra, Climate Campaign Lead, EIA, who will survey the latest trends in hydrocarbon charge standards for air conditioners and commercial refrigeration.
- The Impact of Refrigerants: Health, Safety and Climate panel, with Lydia Jahl, Science & Policy Associate, Green Science Policy Institute; and David Berhinger, Project Manager, Öko-Recherche. They will address the importance of defining PFAS (“forever chemicals”) to include certain f-gases and TFA (trifluoroacetic acid), a byproduct of HFO-1234yf.
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