Canadian Consulting Engineer

Emerson Climate Technologies Creates Strategic Business Initiative Focused on CO2

July 3, 2014
By Canadian Consulting Engineer

ST. LOUIS, June 2, 2014 — Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), today announced the creation of a strategic business initiative whose mission is to focus on the continued positioning of the company as a global leader as it pertains to carbon dioxide (CO2) refrigeration systems.

The commercial refrigeration industry is challenged with increasing energy efficiency and environmental regulations. As a result, it is deploying different refrigeration system technologies, system architectures and refrigerants in various end-use applications. During the last five years, there has been significant global activity in the supermarket industry, specifically with CO2 refrigeration systems, and this is expected to continue.

As a result, Emerson Climate has created a strategic initiative to provide the industry and its customers a knowledgeable and global source of information about utilizing CO2 as a refrigerant. Because CO2 possesses non-ozone depleting, non-flammable and low global warming potential (GWP) properties, it offers an ideal solution to reduce environmental impact that won’t be subject to future HFC regulations.

Leading this initiative will be Andre Patenaude, director — CO2 business development. He is responsible for developing the global strategy around Emerson’s CO2 industry stewardship, marketing initiatives, communication/messaging activities, channel training and educational programs as they relate to utilizing CO2 in refrigeration systems.

Given the challenges in utilizing CO2 as a refrigerant, such as higher pressures, up to1500 psi, and a lack of experienced technicians, widespread implementation of CO2 systems will require much greater rigor and oversight in their design, training and installation.

Patenaude possesses 30 years of marketing, sales, and technical service experience working directly with end users, contractors, wholesalers and OEMs. He also has significant experience with various refrigeration system architectures, system applications, contractor/installation processes, and component technologies.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion. For more information, visit

About Emerson Climate Technologies

Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. The innovative solutions of Emerson Climate Technologies, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll™ and White-Rodgers™, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment. For more information, visit


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