Mobile Air-conditioning Actions for Global Warming Reduction 2008-28-0016
In Japan, from the viewpoint of ozone layer protection, specified CFCs (Chlorofluorocarbons) phase-out started in 1992 and completed by 1995. HFC-134a (Hydro fluorocarbon-134a) is now dominant in the market. HFC-134a, the replacement, has zero ozone depleting potential, while it still has a higher global warming potential (GWP = 1430). In this paper, efforts of DENSO and the Japanese industry from aspects of refrigerant emission reduction and energy efficiency improvement are introduced.