June 16, 2013: On 3-4 June 2013, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and shecco brought together 150 representatives from developing and developed countries to explore possibilities for choosing sustainable substances in the HVAC&R and foam sectors. The two-day “UNIDO ATMOsphere Technology Summit” was the first in a series of cooperation projects between the United Nations agency and market development expert shecco.
May 13, 2013: Market development expert shecco has made a decisive step in supporting its growing customer and partner base in Japan by opening an office in the prestigious Shin Marunouchi Building in Tokyo. During the official launch reception on 17 April 2013, Marc Chasserot, Managing Director of shecco Japan KK, outlined the scope of activities to foster the introduction of environmentally friendly technologies in Japan, and support domestic partners in expanding to new markets outside Japan.
April 19, 2013: shecco has organised its first workshop in cooperation with the Chinese Association of Refrigeration (CAR) during the China Refrigeration 2013 event held in Shanghai. Around 100 participants and China’s market leaders in their respective areas discussed the market potential of natural refrigerants in commercial and industrial refrigeration, and heat pumps.
March 19, 2013: Market development company shecco has launched the latest edition of its series of freely downloadable GUIDEs, the “GUIDE 2013: Natural Refrigerants – Market Growth for North America”. Analysing the very latest market trends and data for North America regarding the uptake of the natural working fluids CO2, ammonia, the group of hydrocarbons, water and air the publication gathers input from over 550 HVAC&R industry experts.
March 8, 2013: On 1 February, shecco presented data from its latest industry surveys on natural refrigerant markets at the symposium “Progress towards an F-gas free future” organised by Japanese NGO KIKO Network. Speakers from government, industry and academia got together to discuss global trends, policy and technology developments, and progress towards the faster uptake of natural working fluids.
February 21, 2013: shecco has published the next in its series of free GUIDEs to inform industry and policy decision makers about sustainable refrigeration technology. The publication “Examples of NH3/CO2 secondary systems for cold store operators” highlights legislative, safety, technology, efficiency and cost aspects, in addition to listing various case studies.
January 17, 2013: After successful ATMOsphere workshops on natural refrigerants in Europe, North America and Asia in 2012, shecco is preparing for the increasing demand and is happy to announce 6 ATMOsphere events planned for this year. Taking place in Austria, the US, Thailand, Japan, Belgium and Ukraine, ATMOsphere workshops and side events are becoming truly global for finding the right natural solution for every climate and application in developing and developed countries.
November 19, 2012: 50+ participants attended ATMOsphere Geneva 2012, which was part of the the 24th Meeting Of the Parties of the Montreal Protocol. The side event was held on 14 November to give an "Update on Natural Refrigerant Solutions" to the ozone and climate negotiators seeking technologically viable, safe and efficient alternatives to HCFCs.
November 12, 2012: Already for the 4th time shecco organised the international workshop ATMOsphere Europe, held from 5-7 November 2012 in Brussels. 200 participants from 100 organisations, among them European Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard, discussed “Solutions for Europe” – both through highlighting the availability of natural refrigerant solutions and by addressing barriers still pending for their wider uptake.
October 16, 2012: Already for the second time, shecco was present at the leading trade fair Chillventa from 9-11 October. At its booth, shecco presented its growing range of innovative industry platforms, and announced four major upcoming conferences and specialised publications for 2012/13. shecco was also invited as moderator and speaker during a specialised GIZ event on 11 October.
October 5, 2012: “CO2 Heat Pumps in Europe Market Dynamics & Legislative Opportunities” a shecco editorial article published in the REHVA journal discusses the growing demand for climate friendly natural refrigerant heating technologies. In the residential and commercial building sector and in large district heating projects CO2 heat pumps, able to heat cold water to high temperatures, are making clear inroads.
September 18, 2012: Already for the second time, shecco will be present at the Chillventa trade show from 9-11 October, one of the most important international meetings for the HVAC&R industry. At its booth 240 in hall 6, as well as during a dedicated workshop about natural refrigerants organized by GIZ, shecco will inform about its activities in the fields of international conferences, industry platforms and publications.
August 23, 2012: Greenpeace, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and shecco presented freshly published reports on climate friendly heating & cooling solutions being used worldwide at the ATMOsphere Bangkok 2012 conference held on 27 July 2012 in the Thai capital. The programme of the side event to the July United Nations Montreal Protocol meeting (32nd meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer) included perspectives of hydrocarbon cooling equipment manufacturer AHT Cooling Systems, as well as the Green Cooling Association, which gave an update on the impact of the recently introduced Australian carbon equivalent price on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
August 14, 2012: The two-day conference ‘Advancing Ozone & Climate Protection Technologies: Next Steps’, held on 21-22 July in Bangkok, Thailand, addressed existing and emerging heating and cooling technologies using refrigerants with low global warming potential (GWP) as replacements for harmful ozone-depleting HCFCs and climate-damaging HFCs. Complementing the conference was the Alternative Technologies Exhibition, with shecco one of the 30 organisations showcasing available environmentally-friendly technologies.
August 3, 2012: shecco has launched a dedicated industry platform dedicated exclusively to water as a refrigerant. News, products and community presented in a user-friendly design will update an international readership of already 10,000 experts about developments in water refrigeration technologies and relevant policies. After R744.com, ammonia21.com and hydrocarbons21.com, R718.com will be the fourth to complement the range of effective communication tools to bring sustainable refrigerants “faster to market”.
July 26, 2012: At the 10th Gustav Lorentzen Conference held in Delft, the Netherlands, from 25-27 June, shecco presented a technical paper on the market outlooks for the European and North American HVAC&R industry, based on two surveys it had been conducting in 2011 and 2012. As a Gold Sponsor, shecco was also present with a booth to present its services to the interested audience.
July 10, 2012: Over 200 key players working in the North American HVAC&R market assembled in Washington D.C. to discuss the Business Case for Natural Refrigerants at shecco's ATMOsphere America 2012 conference and workshop. shecco would like to thank all the sponsors for their support, the speakers for their insightful presentations and the very engaged audience for making this event a success! Below you can find a summary of the key messages and trends.
April 24, 2012: shecco is proud to announce the launch of the official website of the “ELEVTRA - Electric Vehicle Training” project supported by the European Lifelong Learning Programme. The goal of ELEVTRA is to develop a comprehensive, international and standardized training programme on the maintenance and repair of electric vehicles and charging stations.
April 11, 2012: shecco is proud to announce the 4th edition of ATMOsphere Europe. The interactive workshop and conference will be held in Brussels on 5-7 November 2012 bringing together key people from European policy with the suppliers and end users in the HVAC&R industry to talk about natural refrigerants as a viable solution to f-gases across Europe.
April 4, 2012: Brand new versions shecco’s leading platforms for ammonia and hydrocarbons, each now with their very own community were launched in March 2012, following an extensive revamp. Improved usability, graphics and navigation, together with the creation of the first ever global natural refrigerant community, which includes the well-known R744.com community, provide unique networking opportunities for HVAC&R specialists.
March 6, 2012: After the successful publication of the “GUIDE 2012: Natural Refrigerants – Market Growth for Europe”, shecco has put online a second survey addressing the Canadian, Mexican and US-American heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration industry, as well as end-users to voice their view about the market potential of ammonia, CO2, hydrocarbons, water and air.
February 24, 2012: shecco is proud to announce its support as Gold Sponsor of the 10th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference 2012. The biennial event is the place for academia and technical experts to learn about latest research and technologies for the natural working fluids carbon dioxide, ammonia, hydrocarbons, water and air. shecco will strongly support this important event with its sponsorship, a presentation, an exhibition booth and reporting.
February 6, 2012: Under its newly established publishing arm, shecco has launched its first in a series of easy-to-access guides for industry and policy decision makers about the global market potential of natural refrigerants. The first edition - with a focus on Europe - features market forecasts per industry sector until 2020, the end-users’ views, an industry directory, Europe’s first CO2 transcritical supermarket map, and more.
February 4, 2012:
After more than 2 months online, beta R744.com officially became the new R744.com
on Wednesday, 1 February, 2012. With the feedback from R744.com readers and members, the new website has improved and offers a more user-friendly website, more information, and access to an active community of over 6,000 natural refrigerant experts.
January 5, 2012: Marketing & communications expert shecco wishes all its supporters and partners a successful and rewarding year for 2012. For the coming months two ATMOsphere events in Washington and Brussels, as well as the launch of shecco’s publication branch and a global natural refrigerants online community will be among a number of major milestones on the way to bring climate-friendly technologies “faster to market”.
December 16, 2011: On 13 December 2011, German environmental group DUH organised an event dedicated to the question of how to make automotive air conditioning a future-proof solution. shecco was invited to talk about how the market success of CO2 in stationary applications could drive its future adoption as one of the most environmentally, socially and economically viable solutions also in passenger car cooling worldwide.
December 9, 2011: shecco is proud to announce that the company's succesful event series ATMOsphere will be organised for the first time in North America. Next year, from June 12-13, around 200 experts will meet in Washington DC to discuss and learn about the business case for natural refrigerants, including the latest developments in technology, policy and market trends for CO2, ammonia and hydrocarbons.
December 8, 2011: shecco participated at the MOP23 on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer that took place on 21-25 November 2011 in Bali, Indonesia. With an exhibition booth, a side event and summary reports of the event, shecco informed over 400 key policy representatives from 200 countries and various UN agencies about natural alternatives to HFCs and HCFCs.
November 26, 2011: At the 23rd meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Indonesia, the United Nations Environment Programme has launched a new report that examines the potentially threatening impact of rising HFC use on the global climate. shecco has been cited with data from its latest global industry survey on the viability of the natural refrigerants CO2, ammonia and hydrocarbons.
November 24, 2011: shecco is proud to be one of six European partners joining forces in the “ELEVTRA” project supported by the European Life Long Learning programme. The project’s ultimate goal is to develop a professional profile of electro mechanics with specialization on the maintenance and repair of electric vehicles and charging stations. A first kick-off meeting in November attracted wide interest from the media.
November 14, 2011: shecco is proud to announce its moving to new premises located at the heart of the European capital. The ‘shecco house’, which features meeting rooms for over 50 people equipped with latest communications technologies, aims at becoming a meeting place for environmental technologies professionals.
November 3, 2011: ATMOsphere Europe 2011, the interactive conference and workshop on natural refrigerants gathered over 170 leading policy and industry experts. Taking place over two days in Brussels, the final programme included sessions on market trends and policy, presentations from leading European retailers, and innovative technology case studies highlighting advances in natural refrigerant applications. We would like to thank all speakers and participants for their support and valuable input.
September 30, 2011: shecco has released its first mobile application on the App Store for its business-to-business platform cars21.com, giving readers the opportunity to keep up-to-date on the latest electric vehicle market activities wherever they are.
September 27, 2011:
On 11-12 October, ATMOsphere Europe 2011
will open its doors to around 180 representatives from the European Institutions, leading European retailers, innovative suppliers or involved NGOs and associations - in short the who’s is who of natural refrigerants, those able to change the future of CO2
, ammonia and hydrocarbons.
September 26, 2011: shecco is looking to recruit an experienced Project Officer to identify and manage funding programmes in the field of environmental technologies for shecco and its partners. We are also looking for a young professional to support the Office Manager in the smooth running of the office, and an experienced PHP Web Developer to manage shecco's exciting IT projects.
August 30, 2011: At the IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, marketing & communications expert shecco presented preliminary results from the world’s largest industry survey on market trends and expectations regarding the uptake of natural refrigerants.
June 7, 2011:
ATMOsphere Europe 2011 shall bring together policy makers and industry stakeholders seeking opportunities and answers to regulatory challenges affecting natural refrigerants. By focusing exclusively on European developments, ATMOsphere Europe 2011 introduces its audience to natural refrigerant solutions, legislative challenges, case studies specific to the audience’s needs. Don't miss the early bird rate and register now.
March 15, 2011: In an attempt to quantify the market for HFC-free refrigerants in the heating, refrigeration and cooling industry worldwide, shecco is conducting a global online survey. The findings will form the basis for a “guide to natural refrigerants” to be published in autumn 2011. First findings indicate that better information and training lie at the heart of advancing the use of non-fluorinated gases.
March 4, 2011: shecco has joined the membership of the International Institute for Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR), an organization providing advocacy, education, standards, and information for the benefit of the global ammonia refrigeration industry.
October 13, 2010: shecco is proud to announce that the ATMOsphere 2010 Report has just been published and is available for free download.
May 18, 2010: 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.
March 12, 2010: To fully encourage the widespread use of electric mobility shecco has addressed the European Commission public hearing on clean and energy efficient vehicles. Our aim is to help the European electric and plug-in hybrid car industry to strengthen its leading role globally by basing its production on sustainable technologies.
January 25, 2010: To fully emphasize its commitment to electric mobility, shecco has joined the LowCVP – an action and advisory group to accelerate the shift to low carbon vehicles in the UK. shecco is now one of 350 members with an active stake in sustainable transport solutions.
December 2, 2009: As member of the NARECO2 project, shecco has added its expertise on the political and economic dimension of the natural refrigerant CO2 in heating, cooling, and refrigeration to contribute a chapter to the first comprehensive technology guide on CO2 in the European Union.
November 4, 2009: With less than forty days left before the kick off to the Copenhagen talks for a climate agreement, shecco acts once again in accordance with its commitments by raising “The Natural Voice” – an industry statement affirming the high social, economic, and environmental potential of natural refrigerants.
October 22, 2009: From 19-20 October, an international conference on natural refrigerants organised by shecco together with the support of its European project partners, has brought together high-profile policy, industry, and finance speakers just before upcoming global climate talks.
October 22, 2009: On 20 October an international conference on natural refrigerants held in Brussels drew to a close. The two days event discussed the question of what would be needed in a concerted effort of policy, industry, and education providers to bring existing and new technologies faster to market in developed and more importantly developing countries.
July 23, 2009: shecco has become a supporter of the international campaign BeyondHFCs calling for a global phase out of hydrofluorocarbons in refrigeration, cooling and air conditioning systems.
June 30, 2009: Recognising the great potential of one online source to track progress in the global CO2, hydrocarbons, and ammonia communities, shecco has launched NaturalRefrigerants.com as an easy-to-use sorting tool for news published on its different B2B platforms.
June 19, 2009: To help the supplying industry and decision makers analyse threats and opportunities for the natural refrigerant CO2 in European supermarkets, shecco today offers its first market overview 2009. The summary, free to be downloaded from shecco.com, is based on conclusions drawn from several of shecco’s tailor-made market analyses.
June 14, 2009: On 9 June, project partners from all over Europe met in Trondheim to discuss progress and next steps regarding the first EU e-learning module and manual for CO2 in heating & cooling applications. shecco presented Atmosphere 2009 as the final meeting point of all NARECO2 partners.
May 21, 2009: At a specialised meeting in Denmark, key players from the Danish HVAC&R industry discussed on 14 May 2009 strategies on how to develop their CO2 (R744) business further. shecco was invited to present its view on the global state of CO2, and challenges to raise broader awareness of Denmark’s success in converting a whole industry to an HFC-free zone.
May 18, 2009: Today, shecco announces a new events management service with the aim of bringing clean technologies "faster to market". The international conference Atmosphere 2009 will offer an exchange platform for policy makers, the investment community and industry experts to explore the wider use of natural refrigerants.
March 10, 2009: The first B2B platform for plug-in hybrid and full-electric vehicles is now live to bring environmentally sound electric technologies for cars faster to the market. While the auto industry is going through its biggest ever crisis, cars21.com will strive to connect industry, research, and decision makers worldwide.
March 9, 2009: Committed to promote truly next-generation technologies, shecco has launched cars21.com as the world’s first online business-to-business platform to exclusively focus on full electric (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).
February 16, 2009: The world’s first business-to-business platform to bring ammonia technologies faster to the market is now live. ammonia21.com, managed by shecco, offers the latest technology, policy and market updates on this natural refrigerant.
February 16, 2009: Managed by shecco, the new platform ammonia21.com offers from today the latest technology, policy and market updates on this natural refrigerant.
February 2, 2009: The world’s first platform dedicated exclusively to environmentally friendly hydrocarbon refrigerants is now online. shecco will offer hydrocarbon’s latest news, products and updates on the new site as from today.
February 2, 2009: shecco presents its new online platform on environmentally friendly and efficient hydrocarbon refrigerants, the world’s first of its kind.
December 4, 2008: At a high-level workshop organized by United Nations and Chinese authorities in Shanghai last week, shecco presented market trends and opportunities related to next generation Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) based on the natural refrigerant CO2.
November 18, 2008: Need to understand key legislative drivers for natural refrigerants worldwide? shecco offers new policy-monitoring services tailored to your needs at an affordable budget.
November 18, 2008: To help companies understand key legislative drivers for natural worldwide, shecco launches tailored-made policy-monitoring services an affordable budget.
October 10, 2008: Given recent market trends and policy initiatives, heat pumps stand to grow significantly in Europe over the coming years. shecco, recently an official member of the European Heat Pump Association, will be an important actor in the market.
September 2, 2008: shecco is revealing today its corporate new brand, reflecting a strategic move to broaden activities. shecco is therefore now ready to offer additional marketing and communication services to help "sustain our atmosphere".
September 2, 2008: With its new brand, shecco is building on the success of promoting CO2 Technology for heating and cooling to help bring other climate friendly technologies faster to market. Learn here how shecco can help to "sustain our atmosphere".
May 26, 2008: On 13 May, shecco launched a new version of R744.com, the industry portal about CO2 Technology. With a new look & feel, the site now features content and interactive features, to offer "Everything R744".
January 31, 2008:
At the Symposium “Review of Automotive Air-Conditioning 2008", held from 29-30 January in Tokyo, Japan, shecco revealed new interactive functionalities to feature soon in the new version of www.R744.com
, the leading online portal on CO2
September 24, 2007: Following an announcement by the German Automotive Industry Association (VDA) to opt for CO2 Technology for next generation car air conditioning, the world’s biggest auto show served to confirm a strong commitment to green technologies.
September 7, 2007: Gathering at the latest c-dig meeting in Tokyo, experts in refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning discussed the potential of systems working with CO2 as refrigerant. shecco presented its latest updates on its services.
July 6, 2007: shecco announces a new range of services for heating and cooling with CO2. Check them out at our revamped website!
July 5, 2007: Improving the efficiency and sustainability of Mobile Air Conditioning is key to reduce fuel consumption and reduce emissions, experts meeting in the European Parliament agreed this week. shecco took part to present the latest updates on CO2-based Mobile Air Conditioning.
June 13, 2007: With the potential to knock out 1% of global greenhouse gases, the world's automotive manufacturers are being urged to opt for the sustainable solution in "The Cool War" as they make their decision over which new refrigerant to adopt for mobile air conditioning in cars in the coming weeks.