Domestic Refrigeration

The shift to Cool Technologies began in the domestic refrigeration sector when in 1992-93 Greenpeace developed and helped commercialise hydrocarbon refrigerators using isobutane as the refrigerant and cyclopentane as the insulation foam blowing agent.

Greenpeace named this modern version of hydrocarbon refrigerators ‘Greenfreeze’ and made the technology freely available to the world. It is expected that the Greenfreeze technology will soon represent the majority of annual global domestic refrigeration production. Using hydrocarbons can reduce energy consumption of domestic fridges by up to 15% compared to systems using fluorocarbons.

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

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

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Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Residential
Technology Type
Split System
Refrigerant
Propane
Manufacturer
Godrej
Country
India
Energy Efficency
The ‘Green Balance’ units have received a five-star energy efficiency rating, the highest available rating award by India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency.

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 Efficiency.
Godrej have developed a system to help ensure safe installation and use of this Cool Technology, with no incidents to date. They have a standardised training program and a pool of over 5,000 certified technicians. Each technician has a unique code, ensuring only a Godrej-trained and certified technician can service and installs these systems.
Godrej and the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusamenarbeit (GIZ) are working together to support training for safe installation and servicing in several countries across South East Asia, with pilot projects in Indonesia. In addition, Indonesian and Thai room air-conditioner manufacturers have visited Godrej’s R-290 unit manufacturing facilities. It is hoped that these will help pave the way for the uptake of propane room air conditioners across the region.
In 2017 Godrej started selling it’s ‘Green Balance’ propane-based room air-conditioners in the Maldives

Zanussi Electrolux Refrigerators

Zanussi Electrolux Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Zanussi
Manufacturer Country
Sweden
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

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Whirlpool Refrigerators

Whirlpool Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Whirlpool Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
USA
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Voltas Refrigerators

Voltas Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Voltas Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
India
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Samsung

Samsung

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Samsung
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Sanyo

Sanyo

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Sanyo
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Quelle Refrigerators

Quelle Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Quelle Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Panasonic Refrigerators

Panasonic Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Panasonic Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Miele Refrigerators

Miele Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Miele
Manufacturer Country
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012.

Meiling Refrigerators

Meiling Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Meiling Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
China
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Liebherr

Liebherr

Sector
Refrigeration Commercial
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Isobutane
Propane
Manufacturer
Liebherr
Manufacturer Country
Germany
Energy Efficency
Liebherr claim that their cabinets are 20% more energy efficient than competitors. Their supermarket display cabinets combine variable speed compressors and precision controls for enhanced energy efficiency.

Liebherr was the first manufacturer to have changed to environmentally friendly HFC-free refrigerants for its entire range of household and professional refrigerators and freezers.  Based on the Greenfreeze™ hydrocarbon technology, the Liebherr line uses R600a and R290 as the refrigerants of choice for its refrigerators, cold-storage cases and chest freezers, and has achieved award-winning energy efficiency as a result.  
GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.
In 2017 Liebherr launched a range of supermarket refrigeration display cabinets.

LG Electronics Inc. Refrigerators

LG Electronics Inc. Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
LG Electronics Inc. Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
South Korea
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Konka Refrigerators

Konka Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Konka Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
China
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Kelon Refrigerators

Kelon Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Kelon Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
China
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Koh-I-Noor

Koh-I-Noor

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Koh-I-Noor
Manufacturer Country
Argentina
Energy Efficency

The Koh-I-Noor brand of refrigerators is produced by Autosal in Argentina.
GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.
 

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Indesit Deutschland Refrigerators

Indesit Deutschland Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Indesit Deutschland Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
Germany
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Husky Deutschland Refrigerators

Husky Deutschland Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Husky Deutschland Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
any / Germ
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Hartono Istana Electronics Refrigerators

Hartono Istana Electronics Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Hartono Istana Electronics Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
Indonesia
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Hindustan Refrigerator

Hindustan Refrigerator

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Hindustan Refrigerator
Manufacturer Country
India
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Hitachi Refrigerators

Hitachi Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Hitachi Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Haier Refrigerators

Haier Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Haier Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
China
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Gorenje Refrigerators

Gorenje Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Gorenje Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
China
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Gram Refrigerators

Gram Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Gram Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

General Electric Refrigerators in Brazil

General Electric Refrigerators in Brazil

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
General Electric Refrigerators In Brazil
Manufacturer Country
USA
Energy Efficency

In 2012, GE introduced the first hydrocarbon refrigerator into the US market, under the brand name Monogram. GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Godrej Refrigerators

Godrej Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Godrej Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
India
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Frigor

Frigor

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Refrigerant
Propane
Manufacturer
Frigor
Manufacturer Country
Denmark
Energy Efficency

Frigor is a manufacturer of hydrocarbon domestic freezers.

Website
Research by Greenpeace, 2013

Frestech Refrigerators

Frestech Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Frestech Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
China
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Fogel Group

Fogel Group

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Fogel Group
Manufacturer Country
Guatemala
Energy Efficency

The Central American Fogel Group produces cooling equipment with cyclopentane insulation and R-290 refrigerant. As of 2012, Fogel has developed 10+ models using R-290 hydrocarbon refrigerant gas.

Fisher & Paykel Refrigerators

Fisher & Paykel Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Fisher & Paykel Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
China
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Electrolux Refrigerators in Australia

Electrolux Refrigerators in Australia

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Electrolux Refrigerators In Australia
Manufacturer Country
Australia
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Continental Refrigerators

Continental Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Continental Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Brastemp Refrigerators

Brastemp Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Brastemp Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
Brazil
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Candy Group Refrigerators

Candy Group Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Candy Group Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
China
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Bosch Refrigerators

Bosch Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Bosch Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
Germany
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Bosch Siemens Hausgerate BSH Mexico Refrigerators

Bosch Siemens Hausgerate BSH Mexico Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Bosch Siemens Hausgerate BSH Mexico Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
Mexico
Energy Efficency

Bosch began marketing hydrocarbon domestic refrigerators in Mexico in March 2009, in cooperation with retailer Sears Mexico. This was the first penetration of hydrocarbon technology into a North American market. GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Bosch Siemens Hausgerate BSH Russia Refrigerators

Bosch Siemens Hausgerate BSH Russia Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Bosch Siemens Hausgerate BSH Russia Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
Russia
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

AUX Refrigerators

AUX Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
AUX Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
China
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Bauknecht Refrigerators

Bauknecht Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Bauknecht Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
Germany
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Arcelik Refrigerators

Arcelik Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Arcelik Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
Turkey
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Autosal Refrigerators

Autosal Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Autosal Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
Germany
Energy Efficency

Autosal produces the Columbia and Koh-I-Noor brands in Argentina. GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012

AEG Refrigerators

AEG Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
AEG Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
Germany
Energy Efficency

GreenFreeze technology was developed by Greenpeace in 1992 and refers to refrigerators and freezers that contain no fluorocarbons. Typically, these systems use cyclopentane for the foam and isobutane (R-600a) as the refrigerant.

Research by Greenpeace, 2012