ATMOsphere Asia 2015 International Workshop Summary Report

Published: 04 March 2015
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Size: 13.52 MB
Number of pages: 54
For the second year running ATMOsphere Asia 2015 provided a platform for policy makers, system and component manufacturers and end users to discuss how to best support the adoption of natural refrigerant technology in Japan and across Asia. Held in Tokyo from 3 - 5 February, the conference attracted over 160 participants from around the world.

For its second year ATMOsphere Asia returned to Tokyo, where the prestigious Shin-Maru Conference Square welcomed over 160 participants, aiming to support the adoption of natural refrigerant technology in Asia and beyond. Titled, “Natural Refrigerants – Solutions for Asia”, the event provided a platform for 33 international presentations covering policy, market trends, the newest technology and innovation across all five natural refrigerants: CO2, ammonia, hydrocarbons, water and air. Manufacturers, end users, policy makers and academics discussed advancements in natural refrigerant-based technology and exchanged insights on the best way to develop solutions adapted to current domestic and international legislative measures, for commercial and industrial refrigeration, heating and air conditioning. With JPY 6.2 billion (€46.5 million) in subsidies for natural refrigerants in 2015 and green procurement policies set for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, a dynamic market environment has been created for business leaders to continue driving the transition towards low GWP (global warming potential) refrigerants around the globe.


Marc Chasserot view profile

CEO / Publisher

Marc Chasserot is a specialist in natural refrigerants with over 15 years experience in the HVAC&R sector. In 2006, Marc founded the industry leading website for CO2 cooling and heating experts worldwide, called This was followed by three additional platforms for hydrocarbons, water and ammonia. Since 2007 Marc is co-founder and Managing Director of shecco, an independent market accelerator specialised in bringing Natural Refrigerants 'faster to market', working with numerous companies worldwide. Marc has also chaired and organised several international conferences to discuss 'how to bring natural refrigerants' faster to market, known as 'ATMOsphere'. He is an active member of ASHRAE.

Klára Skačanová view profile

Deputy Manager, Market Development

Klara holds a Masters' degree in International Relations from the University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia and has a background in European studies and international economic relations. Before joining shecco, she worked at the European Commission and a small business association. At her current position, Klara coordinates team activities in shecco's Business Development department, including for market research, public affairs and international project services. She is an expert on following legislative developments with an impact on the heating and cooling industry at national, European and international level, and informs decision-makers about the latest trends in the field of natural refrigerants.

Janaina Topley Lira view profile

International Editor

Janaina holds a Masters degree in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and has a broad understanding of the environment arena, with specialist knowledge of climate change related issues. Prior to joining shecco, she worked in communications, research and policy analysis in the NGO sector. Now managing shecco’s media and publications department, Janaina develops and delivers marketing and communications campaigns to promote climate friendly HVAC&R technologies.

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