The research will assist the engineering community in finding a refrigerant that provides comparable performance for automotive systems with less energy consumption than current HFC-134a systems. Although HFC-134a is used in most automotive air conditioning systems, it is included on the Kyoto Protocol list of global warming gases.
University of Illinois Receives Grant for Project
October 1, 2001
WARRENDALE, PA--The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has selected the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to conduct a series of automotive air conditioning system performance tests. Twenty-three companies and organizations are funding the $600,000 research project.