Industry questions claims for CO2 refrigerant

A report commissioned by refrigeration industry group Epee questions a claim made last year by corporate giants Coca-Cola, McDonald's and Unilever that CO2 is 17% more energy efficient than hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) when used as a refrigerant in commercial cooling systems (EED 23/06/04). It suggests that the findings were based on an unfair comparison of best available CO2 technology and standard HFC technology. It also insists that optimised HFC systems should in theory be more energy efficient than CO2 ones. See the study and fluorocarbon industry group EFCTC reaction.

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