With hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants becoming the fastest growing source of greenhouse emissions across the world, the international community triggered several regulations around HFCs. The Kigali Amendment, which entered into force on the 1st of January 2019, added HFCs to the list of controlled substances under the Montreal Protocol. The SNAP Program launched by the US EPA and the EU F-Gas Regulations also aim at reducing the use of refrigerants with high GWP.
This push to solve the climate crisis and global warming has clearly put the spotlight on natural refrigerants as a more promising green alternative. How can natural refrigerants help?
This white paper summarizes the evolution of the various types of refrigerants, the leading global regulations, the natural refrigerant options, and the benefits of using eco-friendly medical-grade refrigerators and freezers.