Commercial refrigeration also focuses on green


The green transition of commercial refrigeration is aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In this regard, a draft law was outlined “Provisions on ecological transition to combat the increase in fluorinated greenhouse gases from commercial refrigeration.”

This is a proposal aimed at carbon neutrality in industrial policies, which aims to counteract the climate effects of HFC refrigerants used in refrigeration systems by reducing their consumption at source.

It should be considered that more than 54% of CO2 emissions in Italy derive – together with air conditioning and fire protection systems – from the production processes of commercial refrigeration using CDs. F-gas.

In 2019, in Italy, fluorinated gases accounted for 4.4% of greenhouse gases, with a significant increase in HFCs since 1990 (now over 2500 tons per year), reaching 16.8 million tons of CO2 equivalent (MCO2eqT), and still increasing.

In fact, since 2019, industrial productions have been required to abandon high environmental impact HFCs in favour of natural refrigerants. Moreover, the gradual reduction, by 2030, of the consumption of HFCs and therefore of emissions of greenhouse gases by 80%, falls within the objectives of the European Union.

That’s why the commercial refrigeration industry has adapted its technologies and products, providing natural-based refrigerants, carbon dioxide and propane that do not cause direct greenhouse effects. Converting older, climate-impactful plants with natural refrigerant and improved energy efficiency technologies.


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