Read our coverage of ATMO Asia 2016

By team, Feb 10, 2016, 12:42 3 minute reading

Our team is in Tokyo for ATMOsphere Asia 2016, bringing you all the latest news on all things natural. Read on to hear about market trends, policy developments and exciting new applications in Asia.

HVAC&R professionals from across Asia and beyond are gathering in Tokyo this week (9-10 February) to discuss new developments in the natural refrigerants market.

Our reporters are on site to ensure that you don't miss a thing!

To read live coverage of ATMO Asia via Storify, please click here.

Please find links to all our ATMOsphere Asia articles below:

Hafner projects future potential for natural refrigerants
Armin Hafner, a professor in refrigeration technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), gave one of the most inspiring presentations at ATMOsphere Asia 2016, highlighting some of the latest technological advances in ejectors, transport, and industrial refrigeration solutions as well as superseded technology that helped shape the natural refrigerant market we know today.

ATMOsphere Asia 2016: Doing it all with CO2
Next-generation integrated systems, compressors for machine air conditioning, and mixed compressor technologies were among the CO2 case studies aired at ATMOsphere Asia 2016. These new solutions are among many set to open new avenues for CO2 in the commercial HVAC&R market in Japan and abroad.

Intensifying regulatory actions creating opportunities for natural refrigerants
During ATMOsphere Asia 2016 in Tokyo, Japan, policy experts outlined the latest regulatory developments in Japan and other regions, such as Europe, North America and China. Training of technicians was highlighted as a key activity to support the uptake of natural refrigerants in Japan and South Asia, where countries have a tremendous opportunity to leapfrog HFCs and directly adopt long-term natural refrigerant technology.

ATMOsphere Asia 2016: Defining 'low GWP' must be top of policy agenda
Defining ‘low global warming potential’, providing assistance for Southeast Asian countries in transitioning to natural refrigerant technology, and increased Japanese Environment Ministry funding for naturals were among the issues discussed by government representatives and industry experts during the policy session at ATMOsphere Asia 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

Delhaize's commitment to naturals and lessons learned from Japanese CVS
Whether it’s CO2 or hydrocarbons, Delhaize made its plans clear to introduce as many natural refrigerant solutions as possible and use ATMO Asia 2016 as a platform to learn from Japanese retailers, particularly CVS operators.

Lawson, Alfamidi CO2 collaboration bearing fruit
Japanese retailer Lawson expects to have 1,300 stores using CO2 technology by the end of February 2016, and is working in tandem with Indonesian chain Alfamidi to affect positive change in neighbouring regions.

Mayekawa, Sanden to target commercial market in 2016
During a session on market trends at ATMOsphere Asia 2016, Mayekawa outlined its plans to develop a smaller scroll compressor-based version of its NewTon product, while Sanden continues to target the global convenience store market with its CO2 solutions.

Bitzer looking to strengthen position in Japanese CO2 market
Leading compressor maker Bitzer sees huge potential to expand its position in the Japanese market, Ferdinand Spannan, managing director of Bitzer Japan, told in an exclusive interview on the occasion of the ATMOsphere Asia conference in Tokyo.

Panasonic targeting supermarkets and CVS with 30 HP CO2 systems
In a major announcement on the first day of ATMOsphere Asia 2016 in Tokyo, Panasonic announced new plans to develop a 30 HP CO2 condensing unit suitable for use in larger supermarket formats.

Exclusive interview: Sanden blazing trail in CO2 refrigeration
Continually innovating and building strong relations with partners are crucial to business success in Japan’s increasingly competitive natural refrigerants market, Junya Ichikawa, president of Sanden Environmental Products Corp., told in an exclusive interview ahead of ATMO Asia.

By team (@hydrocarbons21)

Feb 10, 2016, 12:42

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