Al Salam military supermarket in Amman, Jordan, became the region’s first to trial an advanced refrigeration system that uses carbon dioxide (CO2) as a refrigerant. The trial is part of a project to test alternatives to high global warming potential hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which can be 100’s to 1000’s of times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming our atmosphere. The new systems are also much more energy efficient than the refrigerators they replace.
The project seeks to showcase the feasibility of non-hydrofluorocarbon-based technology in high ambient temperature environments, as part of the global commitment to phase out hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) through the Montreal protocol. It is being implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with the support of the Ministry of Environment of Jordan, and is funded by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC).
Find out more about the implementation of the project here