ATMOsphere America Summit 2021 – Online

ONLINE – November 3, 2021

ATMOsphere America Summit 2021 – Online


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 and Technology Trends, Policy & Standards, discussion on the Impact of Refrigerants, and End Users’ experiences with natural refrigerants!

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  • Keynote presentation
  • Market & technology 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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November 3 2021

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

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 shecco’s Annual Market Intelligence Report. She will particularly focus on the “Mega Trends” affecting the industry, either driving impeding the uptake of natural refrigerants.


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


Vincent Godin, President and Shareholder, Emblem Cranberry


Joe Gallego, Director of Facilities and Maintenance, Roche Bros


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 Newburg, Director of the Stratospheric Protection Division, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


Glenn Gallagher, Air Pollution Specialist, California Air Resources Board (CARB)


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

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)


Thomas FrankCEO, Refolution Industriekälte

Summary & Conclusions by Marc Chasserot, Founder, ATMOsphere.

Please note that this is a DRAFT programme: changes in the sessions and timings are possible.


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.

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.

Director of Facilities and Maintenance, Roche Bros

Joe Gallego started in refrigeration as an install technician in 1986. He has been working for 35 Years in the Supermarket industry. He is currently Director of Facilities for Roche Bros Supermarkets, a small New England Grocer with 22 stores, working to define future systems while refining existing, incorporating natural refrigerants when applicable. Roche Bros currently has stores equipped with DX, Glycol Secondary, Glycol/Liquid CO2 Secondary, and Transcritical CO2 systems. He worked in the past for Stop and Shop / Giant Usa, BJs Wholesale Clubs, Star Markets and Danfoss Controls. He initiated and completed R22 Refrigerant Conversions for BJs wholesale clubs to R407a and was replacing outdated Control Systems in all BJs locations. He included BJs as partner in the Greenchill EPA partnership program. Joe lives in Massachusetts with his wife Jen of 21 Years as well as 2 children, Jack and Lucy. He restores vintage cars and plays the guitar in several local bands.

Founder, 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;,,, Accelerate Magazine. Published numerous reports for industry and policy-makers, chaired over 50 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

Michael Garry is a business journalist with a 30-year track record. Most recently, he ledthe coverage of sustainability, technology and logistics at Supermarket News for more than 11 years. He is well known among retailers, suppliers, technology vendors and trade groups throughout the North American food retailing and consumer goods industries. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of M.I.T. with a degree in political science, he has written his first book, “Game of My Life – New York Mets,” in which 25 baseball players recall their most memorable game.

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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