The Life Project

The Life Project


Turboalgor at the forefront of EU climate neutrality by 2050

The EU F-Gas Regulation envisages a phase-down of HFCs by 80 per cent in 2030, and the proposed revision of Regulation (EU) 517/2014 aims to reduce the amount of HFCs placed on the market by 98 per cent by 2050 (compared to 2015).

Turboalgor is the recipient of the LIFE European call for proposals, funded by the European Community:
Project name: Efficiency solutions: a new booster for transcritical CO₂ refrigeration systems and greenhouse gas reduction
Granting authority: European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency
Start date: 01.07.2023
Project duration: 36 months

The main objective of LIFE TURBOALGOR CO₂ is to demonstrate the technical feasibility and commercial viability of an innovative solution to significantly improve the energy efficiency of transcritical refrigeration plants using CO₂ as a fluid.

The solution, which consists of a new patented thermodynamic cycle with two heat exchangers, a Free Piston Expander (FPE) and a Fluid Control Unit (FCU), guarantees

  • an increase in energy efficiency of up to 19%.
  • an increase in cooling capacity of up to 42%.
    addressing the technological barriers that have so far limited the adoption of CO₂ refrigeration systems.

LIFE TURBOALGOR CO₂ thus contributes to the implementation of the European Green Deal and in particular to Regulation (EU) 2021/1119 (the European Climate Act), which sets a binding target of a net reduction of greenhouse gases of at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 and the climate neutrality of the EU by 2050 at the latest.

**The LIFE consortium, coordinated by TURBOALGOR, is composed as follows

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The EU’s challenge is also our challenge.

Turboalgor is the company at the head of COLD ENERGY, a project financed by the European Community with the aim of reducing consumption and emissions and improving the efficiency of cooling systems.

  • Increased competitiveness

    Turboalgor contributes to increasing the competitiveness of European companies in the refrigeration industry.

  • CO₂ reductions

    Using cutting-edge technology, Turboalgor is able to cut carbon emissions, in line with EU directives.

  • For new or existing systems

    With its three application solutions, Turboalgor can intervene on both new and existing systems.