The International Workshop on Natural Refrigerants 2010 aims to initiate a proactive and interactive debate to make decisive progress in answering one simple question: HOW to bring natural refrigerants faster to market? Small working groups, expert moderators, and high-level policy speeches will round up the “ATMOsphere Formula” for an effective dialogue between industry and policy, developed and developing countries.
Bringing together 150 policy & industry experts for 2 days on 27-28 September 2010 to present and discuss the HOW, this year’s edition will also implement a new and more interactive concept.
ATMOsphere 2010 – the new formula
15 Groups: Small groups with an equal distribution of 10 different stakeholders from policy, end users, suppliers, academia and NGOs will be guided by a moderator to discuss a set of questions and issues about HOW to remove market barriers, exploit technology options, adapt standards, propose legislation, and enhance knowledge exchange within and between developed and developing countries.
12 Market Innovations: This year, a Call for Paper will select the best market innovations using natural refrigerants around the world. Presentations just before the workshop sessions will talk about solutions having left the prototype and testing phase to be applied widely. The papers selected will introduce the topic of the four workshop sessions and inspire debate around how to successfully market and support such solutions.
10 Policy Speeches: Each of the two days will start with policy speeches setting the framework for interactive discussions in the afternoon workshops. Invited speakers include representatives from different UN bodies, the EU Institutions, the Multilateral Fund, as well as environmental protection agencies and ministries from the EU, USA, and Japan. Speakers from developing countries will add their view about the challenges and opportunities for natural refrigerants in emerging industries.
4 Applications: Commercial Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning, Heat Pumps and Industrial Refrigeration will this year be the four selected topics for the market innovation presentations and the following workshop discussions.
1 Report: Results from the workshop discussions will be collected and put into one special report to summarise main recommendations. This report will be presented at UN negotiations in Nairobi (MOP 22) and Cancun (COP16), and to the leading HVAC&R event Chillventa 2010.
For more details about the ATMOsphere 2010 concept, please visit ATMOsphere2010.com.
Call for Papers – deadline 14 June
In order to present the latest market innovations in the field of CO2, ammonia and hydrocarbon refrigeration the organisers are looking for presentations in the following application areas:
Submission criteria (more details here)
Should you wish to provide your input in the above mentioned fields, you are invited to send an abstract that satisfies all or several of the following criteria:
1) Market Innovation
2) Wide Application
3) Environmental Potential
4) Transfer to Developing World
5) Barriers & Opportunities
If you feel that your presentation about a product, service, or solution relying on natural refrigerants meets the outlined criteria, you are invited to submit your abstract with concrete reference to each or a maximum number of these criteria in written form to:
For more details, please visit ATMOsphere2010.com.