Hydrocarbons, the refrigerant of choice for Red Bull and Heineken

By Janet Thompson, Oct 03, 2013, 17:06 3 minute reading

Both Red Bull and Heineken will be presenting about their experiences with R290 for bottle and can coolers at the upcoming ATMOsphere Europe 2013. The conference will also feature case studies on hydrocarbon heat pump applications. To find out more about what we can expect from the 5th edition of ATMOsphere Europe, hydrocarbons21.com sat down with Franziska Menten, Events Manager at shecco, to get the latest details.

hydrocarbons21.com: How will hydrocarbons factor into the discussions at upcoming ATMOsphere Europe 2013 conference in Brussels?

FM: Hydrocarbons will feature heavily in the End User Panel on Wednesday, 16 October, where Jürgen Brenneis from Red Bull and Maarten ten Houten from Heineken will talk about their experiences employing R290 and R600a in bottle coolers. We will also have a case studies by Thore Oltersdorf, Fraunhofer, and Dr. Joachim Maul, ait-deutschland, discussing hydrocarbon efficiency and safety in heat pumps. Another highlight for all hydrocarbon enthusiasts will also be the presentation of Reinhold Resch from AHT, who will talk about “the Lidl experience” with hundreds of stores in Europe already equipped with AHT’s propane plug-in showcases using only a maximum of 150g of the natural refrigerant for each unit.

hydrocarbons21.com: What else can we expect from ATMOsphere Europe 2013 and what’s new this year?

FM: This will be the fifth time we are organising the ATMOsphere conference and workshop in Brussels and the main theme will be “Natural Refrigerants – Solutions for Europe”. While the structure is similar to past events, we are introducing some exciting new features such as more case studies than ever before with a dedicated session for heat pumps and one for commercial refrigeration. Additional novelties are the technomercials organised by industry leading suppliers and side events featuring some of the latest natural refrigerant publications. Some of our speakers will use ATMOsphere Europe 2013 as a platform to make industry changing announcements. And not to forget that we have more and new key end users such as EDEKA, Sainsbury’s, Delhaize, Co-op UK, Marks & Spencer, Metro, Ahold, Sonae, Coca-Cola and Red Bull, who will be attending and/or speaking at the ATMOsphere conference. The participant list is already almost full, a great reflection of attendee satisfaction with past events. Overall, we are expecting this to be the best ATMOsphere Europe we’ve ever organised.

hydrocarbons21.com: What plans do you have for future ATMOsphere events?

FM: The main purpose of the ATMOsphere events is to bring natural refrigerants faster to market. As we have seen significant progress in Europe regarding the development and adoption of natural refrigerant technology in the last few years, we would like to take the opportunity to focus a bit more on other world regions (North America, Asia, etc.) that still have some catching up to do. Therefore, ATMOsphere Europe will become a bi-annual event and shecco will concentrate on organising ATMOsphere conferences in new and exciting locations around the world. We will also be organising more and more smaller networking events to help natural refrigerant experts connect on a regular basis.

hydrocarbons21.com: Where can people find out more about ATMOsphere Europe and other events around the globe?

FM: All information about ATMOsphere Europe and any other ATMOsphere events can be found on ATMO.org. This includes programmes, media kits, speaker biographies, news articles, information about accommodation etc. After each event, presentations, pictures and event summary reports are also posted so that those who were unable to attend the event can still obtain basic information about the conference topics and conclusions. For additional questions, the ATMOsphere team is always available at info@ATMO.org.

About ATMOsphere Europe 2013
15 & 16 October 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Le Palace Hotel in Brussels, Belgium

The 5th annual ATMOsphere Europe conference brings together around 200 participants including leading suppliers, end-users, government representatives, associations and more. In addition to providing an exclusive and in-depth look at the upcoming F-gas regulations, the event also dedicates several sessions to commercial refrigeration with panel discussion and presentations involving key supermarket chains, retail brands and system suppliers.

View full ATMOsphere Europe 2013 programme: www.ATMO.org/europe2013/programme

Register for ATMOsphere Europe 2013

For general information about the conference, please visit www.ATMO.org/europe2013


By Janet Thompson

Oct 03, 2013, 17:06

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