R744.COM: ‘The Future is Natural,’ Says TEKO’s Managing Director

Over the past decade, German OEM TEKO has completely transformed its commercial refrigeration offering, mostly transitioning from super-polluting f-gases like R22 to natural refrigerants like CO2 (R744), mirroring Managing Director Andreas Meier’s view that “the future is natural.”

Meier’s remarks came during an interview with ATMOsphere Founder and CEO Marc Chasserot at the ATMO World Summit on March 31. The 24-hour online conference was organized by ATMOsphere (formerly shecco), publisher of R744.com.

According to data presented during the interview, around 96% of TEKO’s retail applications in 2021 utilized COas a refrigerant, up from around 14% in 2012, when most of its applications were f-gas-based. Meier attributed TEKO’s shift to natural refrigerants to the EU’s F-gas Regulation and to end users’ desire to have future-proof systems.

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