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

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Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Residential
Technology Type
Split System
Refrigerant
Propane
Manufacturer Country
Godrej
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

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http://hydrocarbons21.com/articles/8306/godrej_plans_for_increased_r290_rac_sales_in_india_over_next_few_yearshttp://hydrocarbons21.com/articles/7873/godrej_launches_r290_air_conditioner_line_in_maldiveshttp://hydrocarbons21.com/articles/8543/sales_of_r290_rac_units_hits_600_000_says_godrej

Zanussi Electrolux Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Zanussi
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.

Website
http://www.electroluxgroup.com/en/
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Whirlpool Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Whirlpool Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Voltas Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Voltas Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Samsung

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Samsung
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Sanyo

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Sanyo
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Quelle Refrigerators

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

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Panasonic Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Panasonic Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Miele Refrigerators

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

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012.

Meiling Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Meiling Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Liebherr

Sector
Refrigeration Commercial
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Propane
Isobutane
Manufacturer Country
Liebherr
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.

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LG Electronics Inc. Refrigerators

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

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Konka Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Konka Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Kelon Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Kelon Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Koh-I-Noor

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Koh-I-Noor
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.
 

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Indesit Deutschland Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Indesit Deutschland Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Husky Deutschland Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Husky Deutschland Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Hartono Istana Electronics Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Hartono Istana Electronics Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Hindustan Refrigerator

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Hindustan Refrigerator
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Hitachi Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Hitachi Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Haier Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Haier Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Gorenje Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Gorenje Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Gram Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Gram Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

General Electric Refrigerators in Brazil

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

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Godrej Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Godrej Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Frigor

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

Frigor is a manufacturer of hydrocarbon domestic freezers.

Website
http://www.frigor.vibocold.com/
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2013

Frestech Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Frestech Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Fogel Group

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Fogel Group
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.

Website
Source
http://hydrocarbons21.com/articles/3338/fogel_deck_models_with_r_290_hydrocarbons

Fisher & Paykel Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Fisher & Paykel Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Electrolux Refrigerators in Australia

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Electrolux Refrigerators In 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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Continental Refrigerators

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

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Brastemp Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Brastemp Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Candy Group Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Candy Group Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Bosch Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Bosch Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Bosch Siemens Hausgerate BSH Mexico Refrigerators

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

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Bosch Siemens Hausgerate BSH Russia Refrigerators

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

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

AUX Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
AUX Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Bauknecht Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Bauknecht Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Arcelik Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Arcelik Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Autosal Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
Autosal Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

AEG Refrigerators

Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer Country
AEG Refrigerators
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.

Website
Source
Research by Greenpeace, 2012