R744.com: ATMO America: CTS Research Firm Shows Versatility of CO2

Functioning prototypes show how CO2 (R744) can be successfully used in applications such as bottle coolers, refrigerated containers and mobile air-conditioning without increasing costs or compromising on efficiency as compared to HFCs, according to Stefan Elbel, CEO of Creative Thermal Solutions (CTS), the Urbana, Illinois (U.S.), HVAC&R research company.

Natural refrigerant solutions’ performance, in terms of capacity and efficiency, are on par with HFC baselines, according to Elbel. “I see great opportunities for CO2 in low-temperature heat pump applications and refrigeration in particular,” he said.

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