Although many entities currently undertaking the development of carbon dioxide (CO2)-based automotive refrigerant systems (see WEVTU — June 15, '00, p.13), Modine Manufacturing Co. believes it has advanced its system to a near-term state. Modine's Climate System Division in Harrodsburg, KY, successfully demonstrates that CO2 can be used as a “greener” refrigerant alternative to R-134 — a hydrofluorocarbon — in auto air conditioning systems. When installed in a BMW 328i, the new CO2 ...

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