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To date there has been thousands of Hydrocarbon Conversions completed all over the world! Over 100 million domestic refrigerators and freezers are produced annually globally. Between 35% – 40% of the global fleet production is Greenfreeze. All major European, Japanese and Chinese manufacturers now produce Greenfreeze refrigerators.  Air Conditioning manufacturers in China and around the world are also making the change to Hydrocarbons, due to their Energy Saving properties and Environmental benefits of reducing CO2 emissions.

Below are a list of reports and findings which are all very informative and a great read.

Vehicle Air Conditioning

Insurance Risk for Hydrocarbon Refrigerants in Car Air -Conditioners -  By: I. L. Maclaine-cross, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of New South Wales.

Hydrocarbon Refrigerants in Australian Cars - By: I. L. Maclaine-cross, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of New South Wales.

usage-risk-hydrocarbons-cars-australia-us - By: I. L. Maclaine-cross, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of New South Wales.


Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

Availability of low GWP alternatives to HFCs - Prepared by Michael Kauffeld For the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

Report by the Australian Grennhouse Office HFC_alternatives1 - Prepared by ICF Consulting for the Australian Greenhouse Office


Publication-Guidelines for the safe use of hydrocarbon refrigerants - GTZ Proclima – A handbook for engineers, technicians, trainers and policy-makers.

GREENPEACE hfc-solutions-fact-sheet -

Good practices in refrigeration - GTZ Proclima – A handbook for engineers, technicians, trainers and policy-makers.

en-gtz-proklima-natural-refrigerants - GTZ Proclima – A handbook for engineers, technicians, trainers and policy-makers.



Please click on the following links, to go to the official articles:

TESCO opens Asia’s first zero carbon hypermarket -  1st December 2011

TESCO has replaced the traditional refrigerant gases (hydro fluro carbons) which have an impact on global warming many times worse than carbon dioxide (CO2) with hydro-carbons!


PepsiCo installing 14,000 hydrocarbon display units in Ukraine – 18th of February 2011

Installation of 14 000 of eco-refrigerators for PepsiCo customers in 2011 will allow to save almost 8 Mega watt energy per year – impressive figure. This effect equals to disappearing of more than 1000 cars with their emissions, also this figure is equal to more than 5,5 metric tones of CO2 per year – huge volume of greenhouse gas that will be not emitted into the atmosphere.


PepsiCo Turkey reports 30% energy savings with HC coolers

In a presentation given at a UN regional meeting in Istanbul last week, PepsiCo explained its 3 strategic initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its cooling equipment, including the use of hydrocarbon refrigerants. Since 2009, Turkey has been the first country using hydrocarbons for all new Pepsi coolers put on the market.

Coca-Cola Commits To Climate-Friendly Refrigeration Through Engagement With Greenpeace 3rd December 2009

Days before the United Nations summit on climate change begins in Copenhagen, The

Coca-Cola Company and its bottling partners today announced that 100 percent of their new vending machines and coolers will be hydrofluorocarbon-free (HFC-free) by 2015


Coca-Cola goes 100% natural by 2015 -  3rd December 2009

It’s a pleasure to participate today with Greenpeace in taking what I believe is an important step forward in The Coca-Cola Company’s commitment to climate protection. I am especially pleased to be joined by Phil Radford, who recently took over the leadership of Greenpeace USA and by Gerd Leipold, who was Executive Director of Greenpeace International until a few weeks ago.

We are here today to talk about the elimination of the use of a potent greenhouse gas — hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs.


China’s leading air conditioner companies shift to R290 -  5th December 2011

Update: Midea’s R290 compressor production line has become an official Montreal Protocol Implementation Demonstration Project.


A Worldwide first: Chinese manufacturer starts production of R290 room ACs -  25th July 2011

The first original equipment manufacturer worldwide that is applying hydrocarbon technology in room air-conditioners (ACs) has announced the official opening of its production line. The final product complies with international safety standards and exceeds the minimum efficiency requirements for air conditioners within many countries, including China, India, Australia, Europe and Brazil.


Cooling India: hydrocarbons for supermarkets and at high ambients – 27th May 2011

The latest issue of Cooling India, India’s premier magazine on the cooling industry, includes contributions on alternative refrigerants such as hydrocarbons, suited to India’s high ambient temperature conditions, as well as on lessons learnt and progress made with rolling out hydrocarbon cooling systems throughout the retail estate of Waitrose in the UK.


Ghana: over 600 technicians trained in hydrocarbons – 18th November 2011

The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation reports that more than 600 technicians and engineers in Ghana have received training on hydrocarbon technology, according to statements of Mr. Daniel Amlalo, Acting Executive Director of the country’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Natural refrigeration in the Middle East – 1st July 2011

Over the past decade there has been a visible shift towards more sustainable refrigeration options in the Middle East. Hydrocarbon refrigeration is being considered more and more as a result of its energy efficiency and climate and ozone friendliness.


Australian Carbon Tax on NEW Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems

Importers of synthetic greenhouse gases, including in manufactured products, will be required to pay an equivalent carbon price based on the carbon price and the global warming potential of each gas relative to carbon dioxide. These gases are not manufactured in Australia.

Placing a price tag on synthetic greenhouse gases will encourage both industry and consumers to consider products using alternative gases, improve containment and increase the incentive for recycling.


Under the plan, carbon will be priced at $23 AUD (about €16.9) per tonne from 1 July 2012, and will rise by 2.5 per cent each year during a three-year fixed price period until 1 July 2015. The price mechanism will then transition to an emissions trading scheme, where the price will be determined by the market.



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All of the below global companies are making the “GREEN SWITCH” and converting their existing air conditioning and refrigeration systems over to Natural Refrigerants including Hydrocarbons.


Air conditioners and fridges are relied upon for used all over the world, in all different geographic regions

Hydrocarbon conversions are becoming ever popular with some of the largest companies in the world now using this technology.