NAIROBI – 07 November 2023 – Exergyn attended the Montreal Protocol 35th Meeting of the Parties (MOP) in Nairobi last month to raise awareness of its zero global warming potential (GWP) shape memory alloy (SMA) cores on the global stage. The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol is phasing down climate-warming HFCs and necessitating the transition to climate-friendly heating and cooling alternatives.
“The MOP offered Exergyn a forum to develop relationships with the public sector and HVAC industry participants as an innovative, climate-friendly refrigerant technology capable of replacing the HFC refrigerants that are many thousands of times more potent than CO2 in warming the planet,” said Chief Commercial Officer Mark Connolly. “As the Montreal Protocol drives regulation of heating and cooling technology, innovation is vital to helping OEMs transition to cleaner alternatives. Exergyn is well-positioned to offer low-risk, climate friendly solutions.”
Exergyn’s solid-state SMAs are unique relative to other alternative refrigerant technologies in that, in addition to having zero GWP, they are non-toxic, non-flammable, cannot leak, and open up new possibilities for leaps forward in energy efficiency. A sustainable product for a circular economy, the cores are so durable they can outlast the equipment in which they are used and be re-used in new equipment. There is a growing desire to explore not-in-kind alternatives like SMAs.
“Solid state technology has been underrepresented in global conversations on replacing HFCs, and we were encouraged by the enthusiastic response from HVAC manufacturers about the prospects of our SMA cores,” said Head of Engineering Richard Blackburn. “Exergyn’s technology offers a holistic solution for manufacturers and end users of air conditioning, heating, cooling, and refrigeration equipment that will protect the climate and contain regulatory risk.”
The Montreal Protocol is widely recognized as one of the most successful multilateral agreements. In addressing chemicals with aggressive global warming potential, it has also evolved into one of the most effective climate agreements. In addressing HFCs alone, the Montreal Protocol helps to avoid up to 0.5 degrees of warming by 2100 – a large portion of the global commitment to keep average temperature rise within 1.5 degrees.
Exergyn is prepared to accelerate this transition and meet the call for clean innovation amongst regulators and commercial partners with its world-class technology. We look forward to continued engagement with parties to the Montreal Protocol and fulfilling the call for innovative technologies with the potential to accelerate the global phaseout of HFCs.
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