Natural refrigerants in developing countries

Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) is helping developing countries accelerate the phase-out of ozone-depleting refrigerants. It recently published a report comprising over 30 articles from government, industry and academia, and highlights issues affecting developing countries. The report provides advice on how developing countries can concentrate their R&D efforts on energy efficiency potential offered by propane, butane and other natural gases. The following project was presented during the 9th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Working Fluids held I n Sydney in April 2010: Experimental assessment of HC-290 as a substitute to HCFC-22 in a window air conditioner (Prof. Atul S. Padalkar, Sinhgad College of Engineering, India). Proklima is one of five GTZ programmes helping partner countries to fulfill the requirements of international conventions including the Montreal Protocol. With more than 110 projects and a financial volume of over 24 million €, Proklima is a key partner of the Montreal Protocol's Multilateral Fund.