MEP Bas Eickhout, a Dutch member of the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament and rapporteur for the revision of the EU F-gas Regulation, and his team will host in Brussels two industry-related roundtables with panellists from the European natural refrigerant HVAC&R industry at the end of January.
Eickhout has published an ambitious opinion on the dossier. Some of its proposed measures aim to decouple the entire HVAC&R industry from the use of fluorinated substances.
The events will be held within the European Parliament’s premises on the 25th and 31st of January, in the Spinelli building (ASP) A5E1 room. The first event will be held from 9.30 to 11.00 CET, the second from 12.00 to 13.30 CET. Both events will be in English.
ATMOsphere’s Marc Chasserot is confirmed as speaker in both events, to provide attendees with a general picture of the progress that natural refrigerant-based technologies have accomplished since the adoption of the current regulation in 2015.
The first event will focus on the refrigeration and mobile air-conditioning sectors, with panellists presenting their companies and showing that additional measures can be implemented today and that installations with natural refrigerants are already mainstream across the continent. Confirmed speaker are General Refrigeration from Greece, Konvekta from Germany, Mirai Intex from Czech Republic and pbx from Austria.
The second day will target heat pumps, a technology in the spotlight due to the need to decarbonise European heating systems. Panellists will show what is already currently achievable across the spectrum of technologies available, elaborating on their vision for the sector and their companies’ developments and replying to attendees’ questions. Confirmed speaker at this stage are TripleAqua from Czech Republic, Viessmann from Germany, Daniel Colbourne, HVAC&R international expert and GEA Heating and Refrigeration. Other panellists will be announced in the coming days.
Shaking up the HVAC&R industry
ATMOsphere (formerly shecco) has already worked with Eickhout and the Greens on the benefits created in Europe by the EU F-gas Regulation, producing the “EU F-gas Shaking Up the HVAC&R Industry” report in 2016.
The report highlights that sector-specific bans prompted industry to deliver to the market non-f-gas reliant solutions faster than the deadlines, showing the ingenuity of the European HVAC&R sector when it comes to innovating with natural alternatives to halogenated gases.
To attend the event in person, an accreditation badge to access the European Parliament’s premises is mandatory.
Available seats to attend the event in person have already been fully reserved. The organisers reserve the right to manage entrance.
The event will also be web streamed. Registration to online attendance can be filled in here: https://online-participation/4eHJE275uUuonESJ6
Further updates will be available on this page.