The project is implemented by the UNIDO in collaboration with the Jordanian Ministry of Environment.
The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) funded the project which is considered one of the most energy-efficient and climate-friendly refrigeration technologies for the retail sector.
The project seeks to showcase the feasibility of non-hydrofluorocarbon-based technology in high-ambient temperature environments, in the context of the international environmental agreement (the Montreal Protocol) to phase out hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).
An Italian system manufacturer, Enex S.r.l., manufactured the innovative, environmental-friendly refrigeration system with display cabinets designed, manufactured and installed by Jordanian company, Abdin Industrial. The wide use of the CO2 refrigeration system is expected to substantially contribute to the protection of the environment, because CO2 has no influence on the ozone layer and only a very global warming potential, as well as increase energy efficiency.