“eCO2”, un nouveau frigorigène aux caractéristiques de haute qualité (en anglais)

Le frigorigène dénommé eCO2 provient de sources durables et offre une teneur en humidité inférieure aux produits actuels, selon son distributeur.
Refrigerant, branded ‘eCO2’, offers sustainable sourcing and lower moisture content than current offerings, distributor claims.

A-Gas has launched a new high specification carbon dioxide refrigerant, produced sustainably from waste sugar beet and therefore claiming better ‘sustainable sourcing’ credentials than industrially produced CO2 options.

Like traditional refrigerant grade CO2, eCO2 has a low environmental impact with zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 1. However, thanks to its ultra-low moisture content, eCO2 is certified to exceed refrigeration grade specification. Low moisture content and high purity enable the refrigerant to work more reliably, which in turn extends the life of equipment.

eCO2 is recovered from the natural fermentation of the sugar beet crop. Bioethanol production is a highly integrated and sustainable local operation with the sugar beet crop sourced close to the factory.  The waste beet does not compete with other food sources and, as part of the process, raw carbon dioxide is recovered, so no new CO2 enters the atmosphere.
eCO2 is available from A-Gas wholesale partners in a range of portable cylinders for standard use and manifold packs and Dewar cylinders for larger installations.