The aim is to address the growing demand for future-proof refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pump solutions.
Ammonia is the traditional refrigerant, while CO2 is a newcomer in the country’s cold-storage market.
Technology suppliers made the case for the energy saving potential of CO2 heat pumps in Southeast Asia’s hospitality sector at ATMO Asia 2018.
Olaf Schulze, director of energy management at METRO AG, discusses the retail giant’s progress installing natural refrigerant systems in a video message to ATMOsphere Asia 2017.
The ATMOsphere Review Panel has selected the first round of CO2 case studies, from Emerson, Epta, Mayekawa and Panasonic, to be presented at ATMOsphere Asia 2017.
At last month’s ATMOsphere Asia conference in Tokyo, Japan, Junya Ichikawa, president of Sanden Environmental Product Corporation, outlined ambitions to ensure that production of the company’s CO2 compressor units hits the one million mark in the near future. The adoption of natural refrigerants by end users is currently the main market driver, Ichikawa says.
Next-generation integrated systems, compressors for machine air conditioning, and mixed compressor technologies were among the CO2 case studies aired at ATMOsphere Asia 2016. These new solutions are among many set to open new avenues for CO2 in the commercial HVAC&R market in Japan and abroad.
Continually innovating and building strong relations with partners are crucial to business success in Japan’s increasingly competitive natural refrigerants market, Junya Ichikawa, president of Sanden Environmental Products Corp., told R744.com in an exclusive interview ahead of ATMO Asia.
Broad interest in natural refrigerants in Japan and Japanese government programmes that encourage the development of environmentally friendly solutions are helping to boost uptake of naturals there, Tadao Sekiguchi of CAREL Japan told R744.com in an exclusive interview ahead of ATMO Asia.