Hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants are a “natural” cooler widely used in domestic and commercial refrigerators all over the world, except in the U.S. and Canada. HC refrigerants produce less greenhouse gasses than hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) technology, but they aren’t approved for the U.S. market – yet.
Other counties are already doing it a better way but the US and Canada lags way behind. Why is this?
Now Greenfreeze, the Greenpeace-developed HC refrigerant, is poised to enter the U.S. thanks to a boost from an unlikely pair of companies, Ben & Jerry and General Electric.
Unlikey indeed. But certainly welcome. GE, while I’m sure they make lots of hideous stuff too, also genuinely gets it about renewable energy and cleantech. And they have the money, R&D, and clout to get new technologies like this mainstreamed.