R-744 CO₂ Refrigerant: The Inconvenient Truth

There are now better technologies than CO₂ for retail refrigeration systems

Article and Infographic*

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Recently, doubts have been raised about the ‘green’ credentials of the commonly-used refrigerant R-744 due to its poor energy efficiency. Why did the industry choose what is now seen as a relatively high total emissions technology to comply with the European F-Gas Regulations? And should consideration be given to other technologies that not just comply, but that provide even better sustainability and value for money?

In a brand-new Chemours article and infographic*, learn about;

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  • the challenges posed to the refrigeration industry to comply with the EU F-Gas regulation and beyond;
  • how the inherently low energy efficiency of R-744 technologies (from the basic booster to the advanced ejector), adversely impact the life-cycle costs and total emissions, even in favorable climatic conditions;
  • the full range of benefits of Opteon™ XL very low GWP A2L refrigerants when choosing a reliable, cost-efficient and low emissions refrigeration technology.

* Our article and infographic are based on our newest white paper: “CO₂: The Inconvenient Truth: There are now better technologies than CO₂ for retail refrigeration systems”. To request the full whitepaper or to receive guidance and support in choosing the right solution for you, contact us via this form or contact your local representative Mark Hughes.