Emerson Will Present at EPA GreenChill Webinar on Natural Refrigerants

Date: 29 July 2019
Emerson Will Present at EPA GreenChill Webinar on Natural Refrigerants
Emerson announced its participation in a webinar sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) GreenChill program. Two of its experts from Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions, Andre Patenaude, director of food retail marketing and growth strategy-cold chain, and John Wallace, director of innovation, will join the discussion on “Making the Transition to an Effective National Refrigerant Architecture” on Tuesday, July 30, at 2 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. PDT).

Over the last decade, Emerson has been a leader in the development of natural refrigerant-ready components and systems. At this free GreenChill webinar, attendees will learn more about:

Characteristics and caveats of using CO2 (R-744), propane (R-290) and ammonia (R-717)
Market trends driving the use of natural refrigerants, such as: evolving store formats, corporate sustainability objectives and the dynamic regulatory climate
Examples of successful natural refrigerant system installations and trials currently taking place
Details about common natural refrigerant architectures and innovation

“For several years, the use of natural refrigerants in supermarket refrigeration has become an increasingly relevant topic across our industry,” said Patenaude. “While taking a natural approach may seem like a far-away future concept to some, successful implementations are happening in various global regions and slowly becoming more commonplace in the U.S., as well.”

Wallace agreed, “Typically, discussions about natural refrigerants are part of a larger context, one that recognizes the ongoing transition from legacy refrigerants to sustainable alternatives. Here, natural refrigerants are among the most readily available, viable options, because they offer very low global warming potential (GWP) and no ozone depletion potential (ODP). But with relatively low adoption in U.S. supermarkets, there is still a fair amount of uncertainty among operators considering a move to natural refrigerant systems.”

Backed by innovations from leading equipment manufacturers, regional governance incentives and federal sustainability programs, the transition to natural refrigerants is more viable today than ever before. 
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