GUIDE 2012: Natural Refrigerants - Market Growth for Europe

Published: 06 February 2012
Lead authors: Nina Masson,  Marc Chasserot
Size: 11.86 MB
Number of pages: 170
The GUIDE 2012: Natural Refrigerants - Market Growth for Europe" was published as the first-ever guide to the market potential for the natural working fluids carbon dioxide (CO2), ammonia (NH3) and the group of hydrocarbons. It addresses both natural refrigerant (NR) experts and new entrants to the market for more sustainable heating, cooling and refrigeration. It has heard the voices of close to 1,300 HVAC&R experts to project market conditions for NR over the coming years.

Content of the GUIDE 2012: Natural Refrigerants - Market Growth for Europe

  • User's Guide to NR : What are the characteristics of Natural Refrigerants? Where are they used in the Food Chain, in Transport, in City & Buildings, and in Industry & Special Applications?
  • Global Industry Survey: Which world region will adopt NR quickly? How are NR refrigerant sales volumes developing?
  • Europe Today: What are the promising applications of NR? Which policies have an impact on the uptake of NR?
  • CO2 Supermarket Map: How many supermarkets per EU country are using CO2 transcritical refrigeration systems? The first-ever map per country showing how CO2 refrigerant is gaining momentum.
  • Europe Tomorrow: What do 666 respondents say about the future of NR in Europe? Which NR do they already use today in their products & services? What is the overall awareness level about NR among the HVAC&R industry and their customers? And what are the strenghts of NR and the most important barriers to their uptake?
  • Market Forecasts 2012-2020 : What are the industry's expectations for the market share of NR in 2012, 2015, 2020 - per industry sector?
  • Case Studies : Where are NR used today? A collection of real-life success stories with cost & energy savings, environmental advantages and technology benefits.
  • NR Business Directory : Who are the market players investing already today in NR technology, which refrigerants do they use and in which sectors are they active?
  • The Voice of End-Users : What do The Coca-Cola Company, Unilever, Heineken, Mc Donald's and leading supermarket chains have to say about the prospects of NR?
About this GUIDE
User’s Guide to Natural Refrigerants
Global Industry Survey
End User Views on Natural Refrigerants
Europe Today
European & National Policies
CO2 transcritical Supermarkets in the European Union
Case Studies
European Industry Survey: Europe Tomorrow
Business Directory
About the Authors

Nina Masson view profile

Chief Market Development Officer / Publisher / Lead Author

Nina holds two Masters’ degrees in Business Management and in Environmental Management. After serving in a communications role for global energy supplier Norsk Hydro, she has, for the last 10 years, been working in the field of environmental technologies, where she has developed special expertise on natural refrigerants. Today, she is mostly active in business development for market intelligence and consultancy services, as well as special projects and publications. She has been drafting and supervising global studies on behalf of United Nations agencies, including UNEP and UNIDO, as well as served as project coordinator for various EU projects. Nina is Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

Marc Chasserot view profile

CEO / Publisher

Marc Chasserot is a specialist in natural refrigerants with over 15 years experience in the HVAC&R sector. In 2006, Marc founded the industry leading website for CO2 cooling and heating experts worldwide, called This was followed by three additional platforms for hydrocarbons, water and ammonia. Since 2007 Marc is co-founder and Managing Director of shecco, an independent market accelerator specialised in bringing Natural Refrigerants 'faster to market', working with numerous companies worldwide. Marc has also chaired and organised several international conferences to discuss 'how to bring natural refrigerants' faster to market, known as 'ATMOsphere'. He is an active member of ASHRAE.

Janaina Topley Lira view profile

Lead Author

Janaina holds a Masters degree in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and has a broad understanding of the environment arena, with specialist knowledge of climate change related issues. Prior to joining shecco, she worked in communications, research and policy analysis in the NGO sector. Now managing shecco’s media and publications department, Janaina develops and delivers marketing and communications campaigns to promote climate friendly HVAC&R technologies.

Alexandra Maratou view profile

Lead author

Environmental and energy issues are the drive and focus in what Alexandra Maratou does. After studying Environmental and Resource Economics at University College London, Alexandra was a research assistant at the Electricity Policy Research Group at the University of Cambridge, UK. Following that, she worked as an intern at Cabinet Dimas, Commissioner for the Environment at the European Commission before joining shecco as Deputy Public Affairs Manager.

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