ATMOsphere America Summit 2021

ONLINE – November 3, 2021

ATMOsphere America Summit 2021


The 10th edition of ATMO America will be held online in 2021, to gather key industry experts, policy makers, end users and contractors to learn about the very latest developments in natural refrigerants-based solutions. 

  • ONLINE: November 3, 2021: A one-day, free-to-attend event, bringing you a powerful program covering Market Trends, Policy & Standards, discussion on the Impact of Refrigerants, and End Users’ experiences with natural refrigerants!

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  • Keynote presentation
  • Market trends
  • Global and regional policy, regulations and standards       
  • Panel discussion on the impact of refrigerants     
  • Technology end user presentations


  • End users
  • Policy makers
  • Manufacturers
  • Researchers
  • Academia
  • NGOs
  • Associations
  • Media
  • Consultants
  • Other relevant key industry experts & thought leaders


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Welcome & Introduction by Marc Chasserot, Founder, ATMOsphere.

The keynote presentation will address what makes refrigeration one of the most important and relevant topics in the world, and how sustainable refrigeration is crucial to combatting climate change.


Moderator: Marc Chasserot, Founder, ATMOsphere


Beth Porter, Climate Campaigns Director, Green America | Cool It for the Climate: Public Engagement and Corporate Accountability on Refrigerant Emissions

Ilana Koegelenberg, Market Intelligence Manager & Co-Founder, ATMOsphere, will share the latest market and policy trends from around the world on natural refrigerant technologies, including selected data from ATMOsphere’s Annual Market Intelligence Report. She will particularly focus on the “Mega Trends” affecting the industry, either driving impeding the uptake of natural refrigerants.

As newly appointed manager of the EPA’s GreenChill Program, Kersey Manliclic will talk about GreenChill’s mission and goals.


Moderator: Michael Garry, Head of Content, ATMOsphere


Kersey Manliclic, GreenChill Program Manager, Stratospheric Protection Division Office of Atmospheric Programs U.S., Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | EPA’s GreenChill Partnership Program


Leading end users will share their experiences using different types of natural refrigerant technologies, including benefits, challenges, and future plans.


Moderator: Michael Garry, Head of Content, ATMOsphere


Doug Milu, Manager, Refrigeration & Energy Program, Publix Super Markets | Interview


Vincent Godin, President, Emblem CranberryApplication of CO2 Refrigeration to Cranberry Processing

Key representatives will discuss the latest regulatory issues and standards impacting natural refrigerants in the US and Canada, including the U.S. AIM Act and state regulations in California and other states.


Moderator: Marc Chasserot, Founder, ATMOsphere


Cindy Newberg, Director, Stratospheric Protection Division, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | The American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act


Glenn Gallagher, Air Pollution Specialist, California Air Resources Board (CARB) | Policy and Standards: HFC Regulations in California – Update 3 November 2021


Taryn Finnessey, Acting Executive Director and Policy Director, U.S. Climate AllianceRegulatory Issues and Standards Impacting Natural Refrigerants


Panel discussion around the impact of refrigerants on our health, safety, and the greater environment. Looking at the various refrigerant types on the market and potential concerns particularly around HFOs.


Moderator: Michael Garry, Head of Content, ATMOsphere 


Cora Young, Associate Professor and Rogers Chair in ChemistryYork University (Toronto) | Global Distribution of Trifluoroacetic Acid (TFA) from Ice Core Samples


Thomas FrankCEO, Refolution Industriekälte | Health Impacts of Fluorinated Refrigerants

Summary & Conclusions by Marc Chasserot, Founder, ATMOsphere.


Climate Campaigns Director, Green America

Beth Porter is Green America’s Climate Campaigns Director. She leads public engagement and corporate accountability campaigns on climate impacts such as greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, and solid waste. Beth directs the Cool It campaign, which works to reduce refrigerant emissions from the supermarket sector. She also has a background in researching waste management systems and zero waste solutions and is author of the book Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine: Sorting Out the Recycling System.

Director, Stratospheric Protection Division, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Cindy Newberg is the Director of the Stratospheric Protection Division (SPD) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Her Divison is responsible for implementing the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act to address hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), Title VI of the Clean Air Act to protect the ozone layer, and the domestic implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The Division develops and implements both regulatory and partnership programs. Ms. Newberg was previously the Branch Chief for SPD’s Alternatives and Emission Reduction Branch and the Phaseout Team Leader. She has also served on numerous delegations to Montreal Protocol meetings, including the Kigali Amendment negotiations. Ms. Newberg has a bachelor’s degree from the George Washington University and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland.

Associate Professor and Rogers Chair in Chemistry, York University (Toronto)

Dr. Cora Young is an Associate Professor and the Rogers Chair in Chemistry at York University in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Young’s research team focuses on the development and use of state-of-the-science analytical techniques to probe chemical mechanisms relevant to pollutant fate, air quality (both outdoor and indoor), and climate change. She completed her PhD at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Scott Mabury, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder, Colorado. She has published over 60 papers in the peer-reviewed literature and was recently named as one of Chemical and Engineering News’ Talented 12. Her work has been widely covered in the media and she enthusiastically works with community organizations and the media to ensure effective communication of environmental chemistry concepts.

Refrigeration & Energy Program Manager, Publix Super Markets

Doug Milu is the Refrigeration and Energy Program Manager for Publix Super Markets Inc. Publix has 1,248 supermarkets in 7 Southeastern states. Doug is a seasoned professional bringing 4 decades of experience in supermarket refrigeration, installation, service, and maintenance to his position. He is currently responsible for oversight of Publix's refrigeration and HVAC equipment specifications, installation specifications, as well as having input to future refrigeration designs. Doug’s core team also facilitates research and development of advanced technologies in refrigeration systems, energy management, compliance, and sustainability.

Air Pollution Specialist, California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Glenn has been working on F-gas management strategies for more than 25 years, and currently develops regulations to reduce emissions of high-global warming refrigerants in California. Glenn also serves as a technical advisor to the U.S. Climate Alliance Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Strategy team.

Market Intelligence Manager & Co-Founder, ATMOsphere

With a post-graduate degree in journalism from Rhodes University in South Africa and 10 years of experience relating to the HVAC&R industry, Ilana joined ATMOsphere (formerly shecco) in 2019. Co-founder of ATMOsphere, she also heads up the Market Intelligence team, focusing on market research, policy analysis, media, and specialized campaigns – all with the aim to accelerate the global transition to clean cooling and natural refrigerant solutions.

GreenChill Program Manager, Stratospheric Protection Division Office of Atmospheric Programs U.S., Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Kersey has worked in various sectors before coming to U.S. EPA. Most recently, he worked for 3.5 years at the California Air Resources Board implementing an incentive program for cleaner agricultural equipment and ensuring that Cap-and-Trade incentive programs benefitted disadvantaged communities. Prior to that, he worked with major automakers and state agencies to plan hydrogen fueling infrastructure for fuel cell electric vehicles. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, all from the University of California, Irvine.


Founder & CEO, ATMOsphere

Founder of ATMOsphere a global, independent market accelerator with a mission to clean-up cooling. Marc Chasserot has 20 years of experience in the HVAC&R sector. His focus throughout those years has been with Natural Refrigerant based technologies used in Refrigeration, Heat Pumps and Air Conditioning applications. He has founded several industry platforms, namely;,,, and Accelerate Magazine. Published numerous reports for industry and policy-makers, chaired over 70 ATMOsphere conferences worldwide. Marc has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and America. He holds several degrees in Economics, Marketing and Politics.

Head of Content, ATMOsphere

As the Head of Content for ATMOsphere (formerly shecco), veteran journalist Michael Garry is responsible for the news articles on, and He also contributes to in-depth market reports, helps to organize ATMO conferences and helps to manage and curate the global ATMO Connect network. Starting at ATMOsphere in 2014, he has also served as editor-in-chief of Accelerate America and Accelerate Magazine. Prior to joining ATMOsphere, he led the coverage of sustainability, technology and logistics at Supermarket News for 11 years. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of M.I.T with a degree in political science, he is the author of “Game of My Life: New York Mets.”

Taryn Finnessey

Acting Executive Director and Policy Director, U.S. Climate Alliance

Taryn Finnessey is the Acting Executive Director and Policy Director of the U.S. Climate Alliance, where she helps to advance the climate and clean energy policy priorities of the Alliance’s Governors and their offices, supports the secretariat policy team in creating comprehensive policy solutions, and helps set coalition-wide strategy. Immediately prior to this role, Ms. Finnessey served as a Sr. Policy Advisor with the Alliance focused on reducing emissions of short-lived climate pollutants, and increasing equity in the transition to a clean energy economy. Prior to joining the Alliance she served as the Senior Climate Change Specialist for the State of Colorado, in this role she was responsible for coordinating Colorado’s climate change efforts across state agencies to integrate scientific and policy innovations that increase Colorado’s ability to reduce emissions and address climate change impacts, including establishing Colorado as a national and international leader on drought resilience.

Thomas Frank

CEO, Refolution Industriekälte

Thomas Frank is a chemical engineer (Dipl. Ing.) and certificated senior project manager (IPMA level B) with demonstrating experience and network in the field of refrigeration. For over 10 years, he has been working in different fields of industrial refrigeration from process cooling for chemical plants to food storage and environmental simulation. In 2019 he founded Refolution, an engineering office that is using deep knowledge of refrigeration and analytic process understanding to develop new processes in different fields to transform the industry to natural refrigeration only with efficient, long lasting and safe for humans and nature technologies. Refolution is well known for inventing and building new solutions with the oil-free air refrigeration machine from Mitrai Intex like the -115°C cold sauna, the vaccines storage container,  the HOF-CryoBlizzard that is a central refrigeration plant for pharmaceutical batch processes like lyophilization and plasma freezing, steel hardening, plastic deburring and a solvent recycling process. 

President, Emblem Cranberry

Vincent Godin is an engineer and graduated from Université Laval in 2010. He is a cranberry producer and one of the founder and actual president of Emblem Cranberry. Emblem Cranberry distributes frozen cranberries and wild blueberries in over 25 countries. It handle over 10% of the Quebec cranberry crop and its rapid expansion in the wild blueberry industry has required significant investments in freezing capacity with CO2 technology. Emblem operates a 230 000 sq. ft. facility with 3 production lines including one that can freeze up to 25 000 lbs/hour of IQF wild blueberries.




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ANNOUNCEMENTS article: Canadian Cranberry Processor Completes Installation of Massive CO2 Refrigeration/Freezer System article: Canadian Researchers Counter Claim that TFA Occurs Naturally

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