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.

AEG Refrigerators

Cool Technologies Product
Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
AEG Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
Germany
Energy Efficiency

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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Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Arcelik Refrigerators

Cool Technologies Product
Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Arcelik Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
Turkey
Energy Efficiency

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
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Autosal Refrigerators

Cool Technologies Product
Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Autosal Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
Germany
Energy Efficiency

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
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

AUX Refrigerators

Cool Technologies Product
Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
AUX Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
China
Energy Efficiency

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
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

Bauknecht Refrigerators

Cool Technologies Product
Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Domestic
Technology Type
Greenfreeze
Refrigerant
Hydrocarbons
Manufacturer
Bauknecht Refrigerators
Manufacturer Country
Germany
Energy Efficiency

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
Research by Greenpeace, 2012

BC-92D - Wanbao

Net-Zero Product
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Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Residential Food Cooling
Technology Type
Refrigerator
Refrigerant
Isobutane
Manufacturer
Wanbao
Availability
China
Energy Efficiency
Regional energy label: Grade 1

Refrigerator capacity (litres): 92
Freezer capacity (litres): N/A
Cost: RNB 539 (China)

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BCD-327WFJA/B - Homa

Net-Zero Product
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Sector
Refrigeration Domestic
Application
Residential Food Cooling
Technology Type
Refrigerator/freezer
Refrigerant
Isobutane
Manufacturer
Homa
Availability
China
Energy Efficiency
Regional energy label: Grade 1

Refrigerator capacity (litres): 261
Freezer capacity (litres): 116
Cost: RNB 4,299 (China)

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