Workshop to feature presentations from industry partners on new ground-breaking heating and power generation technologies
enabled by Opteon™ MZ (R-1336mzz(Z)) low GWP working fluids
WILMINGTON, Del., August 18, 2015 – Chemours and its partners, the Austrian Institute of Technology, Chubu Electric Power Company, CPI Fluid Engineering, Panasonic and the Viking Development Group will be presenting at a workshop on August 19 at the 2015 International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR) held in Yokohoma, Japan.
The workshop, titled “Heating and Power from Low Temperature Heat,” will examine the potential for emerging Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and High Temperature Heat Pump (HTHP) technologies. These technologies are capable of providing power and heating from low temperature heat with reduced cost and environmental impact.
Increasing awareness of the environmental impacts associated with the extraction and combustion of fossil fuels have led to a renewed interest in using abundantly available low temperature heat. Two methods to do this, ORCs and HTHPs, require the use of working fluids, such as Opteon™ MZ (HFO-1336mzz(Z)), to convert heat to mechanical or electric power, or to elevate the temperature of available heat to meet heating demands.
Based on hydrofluoro-olefin (HFO) chemistry, Opteon™ MZ has significantly lower global warming potential (GWP) and higher energy efficiency than previous working fluids. This helps these processes to meet the increasingly stringent climate protection regulations around the globe while still performing sufficiently to minimize investment payback time.
“The stated goal of ICR 2015 is ‘improving the quality of life and preserving the earth,’” said Konstantinos Kontomaris, Global Technology Leader, Working Fluids for Chemours and workshop chair. “The advent of new HFO-based working fluids like Opteon™ MZ allows us to do both at the same time. The new fluids enable more environmentally sustainable HTHP and ORC platforms to generate power or meet heating duties at higher temperatures and with higher energy efficiencies than incumbent working fluids”.
“Our Fluorochemicals business continues to develop and commercialize new high-value offerings based on our breakthrough HFO technology to meet our customers’ needs for low global warming potential (GWP) solutions,” said Diego Boeri, Global Business Director, Chemours Fluorochemicals.
“Opteon™ low GWP products from Chemours provide critical solutions in response to regulatory and sustainability demands,” added Boeri. “These solutions will not only reduce their application’s GWP, but can also improve energy efficiency, further reducing the overall climate change impact. We anticipate that our new family of products will reduce greenhouse gas content of refrigerants alone by 245 million tons CO2 equivalent worldwide by 2025.”
As the leading industry supplier of more environmentally sustainable fluorochemicals, Chemours has invested hundreds of millions of dollars to bring to the market new Opteon™ products with no ozone depletion and low global warming potential. The company and its suppliers have plans to invest hundreds of millions more in the next five years to bring online additional capacity of these more sustainable, high-performance products that serve a wide range of applications.
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The Chemours Company helps create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through the power of chemistry. Chemours is a global leader in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, providing its customers with solutions in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise, and chemistry-based innovations. Chemours ingredients are found in plastics and coatings, refrigeration and air conditioning, mining and oil refining operations and general industrial manufacturing. Our flagship products include prominent brands such as Teflon™, Ti-Pure™, Krytox™ Viton™, Opteon™ and Nafion™. Chemours has approximately 9,000 employees across 37 manufacturing sites serving more than 5,000 customers in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol CC. For more information, please visit chemours.com or follow Chemours on Twitter at @chemours.
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SOURCE: Chemours Fluoroproducts