Launch of GUIDE to Natural Refrigerants in China – State of the Industry 2015

By Robert Davidson, May 20, 2015, 16:54 3 minute reading

On 20 May 2015, shecco launched the first in-depth analysis of China’s natural refrigerants market, available to download for free at The GUIDE provides a detailed analysis of the latest trends in China’s natural refrigerants market, policy and technology as well as providing comprehensive research into five individual applications that show promise for the future of natural refrigerants.

shecco has published its new GUIDE to Natural Refrigerants in China – State of the Industry 2015. The publication provides all you need to know about natural refrigerants in China, including an introduction to the five natural refrigerants, maps displaying locations of natural refrigerant-based applications and interviews with key stakeholders.

Read the results of the biggest ever survey on natural refrigerants in China

With close to 1,100 individual responses to a thorough survey regarding the present and future of China’s natural refrigerants market, the GUIDE survey stands as the biggest and broadest assessment of this exciting market. The GUIDE survey provides more than a few points of discussion, with questions asked about R&D, future plans for involvement in the natural refrigerant markets and which areas Chinese companies will be looking to invest in in the future.

What else awaits those who read – GUIDE China highlights

This GUIDE provides a clear analysis of the progress China has made and outlines the opportunities and the challenges through a thorough examination of market, policy and technological trends. Some of the exclusive findings that can be found in the GUIDE include:

  • China’s Market Today & Tomorrow: The results of the survey show that CO2, ammonia and hydrocarbons already have an established share across different sectors. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg as the GUIDE survey found that this share is expected to increase in the next five years, with CO2, ammonia and hydrocarbons all set to benefit from new entrants; with 50% of current non-natural refrigerant users answering that they plan to introduce such products or services in the future.
  • Market Maps & Info graphics show current market development: The current landscape of five key applications are illustrated in three sector-specific market maps and two info graphics that present the dynamic market for natural refrigerants in industrial refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, light commercial refrigeration, CO2 heat pumps and the use of R290 in residential air conditioning. Data collected by shecco from leading manufacturers of natural refrigerant-based systems indicate that there are at least 34 CO2-based industrial refrigeration installations, 8 CO2-based supermarkets, 750,000+ HFC-free light commercial units, over 300 CO2 heat pumps and 3 completed R290 RAC production line conversions in China today.

Available for free - Chinese edition coming soon

The ‘GUIDE to Natural Refrigerants in China – State of the Industry 2015’ was written in close collaboration with Chinese Association of Refrigeration (CAR) who will be helping shecco to make this publication available for the Chinese market, through a Chinese language version that will be made available to download for free at shecco's publication page.

About shecco

For more than a decade market accelerator shecco has been active in helping bring climate friendly technologies faster to market. shecco supports over 100+ partners worldwide in the HVAC&R sector, where the focus is on sustainable refrigeration, heating & cooling technologies using natural refrigerants. shecco offers a variety of services in three areas: 1) media, including online industry platforms, magazines and a catalogue of dedicated research reports; 2) market development, including market research, consultancy and public affairs services, as well as special international projects; and 3) events, including international conferences and national workshops.


By Robert Davidson

May 20, 2015, 16:54

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