Case Studies

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Roll out of R-290 Room air-conditioners across India and South East Asia

As of September 2018, Indian manufacturer Godrej had sold over 600,000 R-290 based (propane) room air-conditioning units across India. The ‘Green Balance’ units have received a five-star energy efficiency rating, the highest available rating award by India’s Bureau of Energy...

India / Residential 

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Unilever

By January 2012, Unilever had placed over 900,000 hydrocarbon ice cream freezers around the world, including South Africa, China, Europe, Brazil, and a trial in the United States. According to Unilever reports, these freezers contain less than 150g of hydrocarbons...

USA / Ice Cream Freezer 

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Study finds natural refrigerants more energy efficient than HFC and HCFCs in geothermal heat pumps

A study on refrigerants used in geothermal heat pumps in a 14-storey residential building in Iran, has shown that ammonia and hydrocarbon produce significantly better Coefficients of Performance (CoP) when compared to HFC-134a and HCFC-22. The researchers monitored performance of...

Iran / Residential 

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Pepsi Co go HFC-free

As of April 2012, PepsiCo had over 147,000 HFC-free units (coolers and vending machines) in the field worldwide. The majority of these units are hydrocarbon-based. The company has pioneered testing of CO2 and hydrocarbon equipment in the United States. Since...

USA / Bottle Cooler 

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McDonald’s

In 2003, McDonald's opened the world's first HFC- and HCFC-free restaurant in Vejla, Denmark. According to UNEP records, this pilot project realized CO2 emission reduction of approximately 27% to a comparable McDonald's restaurant. The test equipment included: R290 (propane) soda...

Denmark / Restaurant 

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Grenada Demonstration Project

Grenada received two 18,000 British Thermal Unit (BTU) R290 inverter air-conditioning units under a regional demonstration project for the introduction of low global warming potential flammable refrigerants in the region. The two hydrocarbon-based AC units were installed in Grenada's pilot...

Grenada / Training 

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Coolinn Cryogenic Sauna using Mirai COLD

In October 2019, Coolinn opened a cryogenic sauna using Mirai’s air cycle refrigeration unit. Cryogenic saunas, essentially very cold rooms, are used by athletes to recover from injury and for other health benefits. Mirai COLD units use air as the...

Czech Republic / Cryotherapy 

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AEON Supermarket

AEON is one of the largest retailers in Asia and is also a member of the Consumer Goods Forum. The company operates stores under several brands, including JUSCO and MaxValu. Since 2009, the company has been testing and optimizing a...

Japan / Supermarket 

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Al-Salam Supermarket

The first transcritical CO2 refrigeration system was installed in a supermarket in Amman, Jordan in March 2018. The system at the Al Salam military supermarket will act as a test bed for HFC-free technology in high ambient countries. It is...

Jordan / Supermarket