Refrigeration

A global issue

Climate

Refrigerant gases represent around 10% of the greenhouse gases used worldwide.

Energy

Refrigeration accounts for almost 1/5th of the world's electric consumption.

Constraints

Refrigerant gas compressors impose many technical constraints.

Regulations

Progressive ban on refrigerant gases with impact on global warming.

Eco-friendly cooling

Today, refrigeration and air conditioning account for around 10% of the world’s greenhouse gases.

Global demand for cooling will increase dramatically over the next few decades due to population growth and urbanization, particularly in emerging economies. By 2030, emissions of refrigerant gases are expected to more than double if concrete actions are not taken.

 

An energy-intensive industry: refrigeration and air conditioning are responsible for 17% of the global electric consumption.

The total number of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump systems in service worldwide is around 3 billion. Global annual sales of these equipments amount to approximately $ 300 billion.

It is essential to develop energy-efficient solutions to reduce the growing footprint of the cold chain.


Magnetic cooling, a clean solution

The cold chain in a deadend

Refrigeration manufacturers face technical constraints of conventional gas compressors:

High pressure systems

Heavy maintenance

Noise & vibrations

Flammability

A progressive regulation on refrigerant gases

Since the Kyoto agreement, refrigerant gases with an impact on global warming are progressively banned. HFO, HFC and HCFC gases will be unusable.

It is clear that the current approach to refrigeration and air conditioning is no longer a viable alternative to meet global needs. Magnetic refrigeration is a safe, reliable technology, in line with regulations.


Magnetic cold, a technology for the future