December 2, 2016
The refrigeration devices of the future will provide heating alongside cooling, harnessing natural refrigerants to help reduce electricity consumption and wean the world off fossil fuels, argues Eric Delforge of the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) in an exclusive interview with Accelerate Europe magazine.
Driven by innovation and a passion for sustainable solutions, EHPA board member Eric Delforge is keen to discuss ways of integrating heat pumps into smart energy systems on a massive scale. Comparing synthetic fluids to tobacco, he sees natural refrigerants as the only sustainable solution for the industry.
“In every refrigeration device, to a certain extent the refrigeration is a by-product of a cycle which in fact offers more heating than cooling,” says Delforge, who chairs an EHPA working group on industrial and commercial heat pumps.