CHICAGO – 22 January 2024 – This week, Exergyn attended the AHR Exposition: in Chicago, Illinois which convened thousands of manufacturers and industry representatives across HVAC-R. The expo offered Exergyn the opportunity to discuss the critical role not-in-kind refrigerant technologies play in the global refrigerant transition.

“We had productive discussions to raise awareness about the importance of solid-state refrigerants in the HFC phasedown,” said Chief Commercial Officer Mark Connolly. “One takeaway from the expo is the challenge facing HVAC-R contractors who must navigate and comply with evolving local/state level ASHRAE standards, among others, for installations and commissioning of new equipment. The attributes of our shape memory alloy (SMA) cores make them uniquely positioned to assist in the transition by being both low risk from a regulatory standpoint and low cost to OEMs.”

Exergyn continues to test its prototypes and produce SMA material with increasingly optimum performance factors including the ability to maintain performance across temperature ranges. Regulatory frameworks that are phasing down HFCs such as the EU F-gas regulations, the U.S. American Innovation and Manufacturing Act, and Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol are accelerating the phasedown of HFCs, making Exergyn’s tech more important than ever. Exergyn’s SMA cores are not only zero-GWP, but also non-toxic, non-flammable, highly energy efficient, and do not leak.“As regulations change on the global, national, and subnational level, refrigerant technology that can transcend regulatory hurdles is a necessity and crucial to providing certainty and cost savings to HVAC-R contractors as they transition away from climate-harming HFCS,” said Exergyn CEO Kevin O’Toole. “We look forward to a productive 2024 in which we develop our universal platform tech and grow our relationships in the public and private sectors to accelerate the development and commercialization of our climate-friendly refrigerant technology.”

In 2023, Exergyn engaged with delegations of senior government officials and leading climate scientists at the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and attended the Montreal Protocol meetings in Nairobi. There is growing interest among technical experts and regulators in solid-state refrigerant technology’s role in accelerating Kigali implementation and meeting global climate goals. In addressing HFCs, the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol will help to avoid up to 0.5 degrees of warming by 2100.