About INDEE+

About INDEE+

The current situation within the refrigeration and AC sector is mainly a debate on how this segment can contribute to achieve the international goals towards climate change, through a refrigerant switch to low-global warming potential refrigerants, enhanced energy efficiency, and identifying not-in-kind technolo-gies, among others; and in creating access to cooling and heating as a result of increased heat stress and climate distress.

The current global CO2 equivalent emissions of the refrigerants are around 2% of the entire CO2 emissions. The European F-gas regulation and the Kigali Amendment of the Montreal Protocol are guiding the countries and regions towards a significant reduction of CO2 equivalent emis-sions form the refrigeration sector. In this regime, Norway is part of the countries which also must take actions to achieve the targets in the first place.

As Norway had introduced a tax and refund system on refrigerants more than a decade ago, the industry and end-users are guided towards a safe handling and return of refrigerants after the end of life of units. How this works and the experiences will be trans-ferred to related institutions in India. Due to the Norwegian cost penalty on fluids with a high global warming potential, systems applying alternative working fluids are developed and implemented for more than 20 years.

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