2nd GUIDE Europe tracks dynamic evolution of natural refrigerants market over two years

By Huiting Jia, Jan 13, 2014, 14:49 3 minute reading

To kick off its 2014 activities, market development specialist shecco has launched the 2nd edition of its popular GUIDE Europe, titled “GUIDE 2014: Natural Refrigerants – Continued Growth and Innovation in Europe”. The nearly 200 page-long publication features data on the latest market trends for the natural working fluids CO2, ammonia, hydrocarbons, water and air, a business directory of over 400 companies working with natural refrigerants in Europe, and survey

Europe is the market leader for natural refrigerant based HVAC&R technologies and things are moving fast. It’s been two years since we launched our first GUIDE Europe and we felt that it was time to provide an update”, says Marc Chasserot, publisher of the GUIDE series.
A completely updated version to the first GUIDE edition
The purpose of the GUIDE Europe update is to track the dynamic market developments that have taken place over the last two years. For example the popular CO2 transcritical supermarket map has been brought up to date, and the series expanded to include maps of natural refrigerant cascade supermarkets, and a global map.
Nina Masson, shecco’s Head of Market Research says:
It also comes at a point in time when proposed European-level rules on the restricted or banned use of f-gases are expected to take effect. They will determine the direction that HVAC&R system and component suppliers, contractors and training institutes, but more importantly commercial and industrial end-users, will be taking in their refrigerant choice until 2020 and beyond.” 
Highlights of the “GUIDE 2014: Natural Refrigerants – Continued Growth and Innovation in Europe”
Today, there are over 400 companies active in providing natural refrigerant-based solutions, products and services, across Europe. The growing number of organisations involved in driving the market for technology free of fluorinated gases demonstrates the leadership role Europe has taken in the technology innovation & adoption of natural refrigerants.
Among the highlights of this new publication are:
  • European Natural Refrigerant Business Directory - presents at least 420 European-based companies involved in the natural refrigerants business.
  • European Industry Survey – summarises the results from 367 HVAC&R industry experts responding to an open survey running until November 2013. The Survey provides an in-depth overview of natural refrigerant use by application sector and response group, and expectations for the total market share of NR solutions across Europe in 2020.
  • The European Market Today & Tomorrow - investigates the commercial availability of natural refrigerant solutions in the market.
  • Policy: European & National Perspective - provides an analysis of selected policy initiatives in Europe, among them the new proposed changes to the F-Gas Regulation that have an impact on the HVAC&R industry in general and the uptake of natural refrigerants in particular; discusses best practice policy initiatives at the national level in selected European countries; and provides an example of one national regulation restricting the use of natural refrigerants.
  • Natural Refrigerants in the European Food Chain / Market & Technology Maps - examines and depicts the market for commercial CO2 transcritical refrigeration systems, a market that is quickly gaining further momentum in Europe. shecco’s completely updated supermarket map shows an increase of 117% in the number of CO2 transcritical supermarkets within two years. The more than 480,000 hydrocarbon plug-in supermarket cabinets in operation also prove the market viability of other natural solutions. A world map shows where more than 5,000 stores using CO2 transcritical and cascade/ secondary refrigeration systems are located.
  • Natural Refrigerants in the European Food Chain / Application Areas & End-User Views – lists public statements from leading food retailers and consumer goods brands on natural refrigerants in light-commercial refrigeration, as well as in commercial refrigeration generally, and in warm climates and convenience stores.
  • Applications of Natural Refrigerants in Europe - depicts their use in three “ecosystems”: City, Buildings & Transport; Industry; and Sports. The chapter highlights the variety of examples of natural refrigerant products and technologies in Europe. 
  • Case Studies: Best practice examples of where natural refrigerants (NR) are used in Europe today. This chapter involves a collection of real-life success stories, clear examples of cost & energy savings, environmental advantages and technology benefits of NR systems in the past two years.

Free to all readers
The 2nd edition of the GUIDE Europe as well as the rest of the GUIDE series are  available for free on shecco’s publication page: www.publications.shecco.com.


By Huiting Jia

Jan 13, 2014, 14:49

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