Carrier Transicold Europe, located in Rueil-Malmaison, France, will collaborate with Chemours to specify and adopt an Opteon XL low global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) refrigerant to replace R-452A in transport refrigeration in 2021.

According to Chemours, Opteon XL HFO refrigerants have the lowest global warming potential under F-Gas Regulation for transport refrigeration, reducing CO2 emissions by up to 85 percent when compared to R-452A. Both Chemours and Carrier Transicold Europe are working with regulatory and research groups to support the use of Opteon XL refrigerants. Efforts include encouraging proper equipment design and training based on applicable codes and standards.