Cool Up participated in the 20th European Conference held at the Centro Studi Gallileo in Milan from 08-09 June 2023. The conference brought together leading experts from various domains. UN agencies, HVAC-R associations, institutions, and representatives from the industry all converged under the auspices of the Italian Ministry for the Environment, showcasing a collective commitment to addressing the pressing challenges of sustainable cooling.
The conference encompassed five invigorating sessions that explored various facets of sustainable cooling technologies and practices:
- New Refrigerants and Future Perspectives: With a focus on compliance with EU Regulation 517/2014 (F-Gas Regulation), this session delved into energy-saving measures and the role of innovative refrigerants in shaping the future of cooling. Experts presented and discussed the potential of new refrigerants and their impact on the future of cooling.
- New Components & Equipment with Alternative Refrigerants: This session explored cutting-edge components and equipment utilizing alternative refrigerants. The discussions centred on their energy efficiency and environmental implications, shedding light on promising results and updates in the field.
- Policy: Global F-Gas Phase Down and EU Regulation Review: Cool Up’s moment to shine came during this session, where their groundbreaking program was presented. The audience was all ears as Maria Pushkareva (Oko-Recherche) and Jessica Weir (Guidehouse), representing Cool Up, eloquently showcased the program’s vision, objectives, and success stories. The audience’s enthusiastic response indicated the rising interest and urgency for sustainable cooling solutions in the MENA region.
- Green Cooling, Heat Pumps, and Energy Efficiency: This session tackled the significance of eco-friendly cooling methods, including heat pumps, and highlighted the role of energy efficiency in minimizing environmental impact.
- The Cold Chain and Food Distribution: This session explored critical aspects of the cold chain, including the distribution and conservation of food and vaccines, cold storage, and transport. Discussions on controls and data loggers emphasized the need for precision and efficiency in cold chain logistics.