Bluon News

January 12th, 2021

Scott Pierson joins Bluon as Executive Vice President

Bluon, Inc. today welcomed Scott Pierson to its senior management team, where he will serve as Executive Vice President. Scott has more than 15 years of senior management experience, including over a decade of leading strategic development and plan execution at national HVAC wholesalers and original equipment manufacturers.

Press Release
March 12th, 2020

FastCompany picks Bluon for “10 most innovative energy companies of 2020”

FastCompany has named Bluon in its list of the 10 most innovative energy companies of 2020 for its HVAC industry solution platform and unique approach to energy efficiency.

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November 7th 2019

Fast Company’s New Feature on Bluon

Leonardo DiCaprio has become known for his environmental activism in recent years, donating money to causes and investing in companies helping to fight the climate crisis. It might seem unlikely that one of those companies would be a not-at-all glamorous, obscure startup that makes a new refrigerant for air conditioners. But the company, called Bluon, has technology that provides a relatively simple way to make big cuts in energy use. “He recognized quickly how impactful it could be in the real world fight for the reduction of greenhouse gases,” says Peter Capuciati, Bluon’s founder and CEO.

Full Article
December 19th, 2018

Bluon At The AHR Expo!

Bluon is an exhibitor at the AHR Expo from January 14th-16th in Atlanta, Georgia! Stop by our booth (B169) to hear how Bluon is the only complete R-22 Replacement Solution!

AHR Video
September 24, 2018

CEO Announcement

Bluon Energy Announces Senior Management Changes in Tandem with Roll-Out of its Fully Integrated Product + Services Solution

Full Announcement
September 15, 2018

Bluon R-458A protected by US Patent 9,624,415

As the popularity of Bluon TdX 20 increases, illegal and incorrect “knock off” formulations have begun to appear in the marketplace. Bluon refrigerants are patent protected and contain proprietary formulations. As a result you must ALWAYS purchase a Bluon refrigerant directly from an authorized supplier, or risk using a formula not created by Bluon that will not work properly and may damage your equipment!

If you think you’ve identified non-authorized R-458A product, let us know! Together we can help each other avoid serious problems out there!

Bluon at the USPTO
May 20, 2018

New Article from Sustainable Brands

Enter Bluon Energy, which has created alternative refrigerants such as TDX 20, which increases operational efficiencies in existing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) equipment, helping companies decrease their electricity consumption and carbon footprint. Bluon bills TDX 20 not only as a replacement for R-22, but an upgrade.

Full Article
January 12, 2018

The Perfect R-22 Replacement Storm

When dealing with the coming “R-22 Replacement Reality”, there will be times when there is no “easy” path to take. The customer does not want to or cannot replace the equipment, yet R-22 is either far too expensive or simply not available. The customer may also be possibly looking to extend the life of their equipment, but the current equipment has some “issues” – whether from normal wear and tear, abuse, or perhaps most importantly they have inherent design flaws that are exaggerated when using a blend (which ALL R-22 replacements are). Most of these issues can be identified and easily addressed prior to converting the system to an R-22 replacement refrigerant. Other issues will be harder to identify and will require technicians with a dynamic mindset and a ton of experience – or access to a technical support team with powerful tools, resources, and community such as Bluon’s!

Full Article
October 17, 2017

Phasing Out Of HFCs To Have Impact On Hotel Industry

The global community is getting stricter on greenhouse gas emissions and tougher rules will have ramifications on many industries, including hospitality.

Earlier this week, in Kigali, Rwanda, more than 170 countries reached a legally binding agreement to contest climate change by curbing the worldwide use of a planet-warming chemicals used in such everyday appliances as air-conditioners and refrigerators. Unlike the Paris Agreement, the world’s first comprehensive climate agreement, drafted last year, the Kigali deal, an amendment to the Montreal Protocol, is more singular in scope: stamp out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, used in air-conditioners and refrigerators. And while the Paris Agreement is voluntary with no binding enforcement, the Kigali deal is mandatory.

Full Article
July 26, 2017

EPA Acceptability Determination For Bluon Tdx 20

The U.S. EPA has published a new document that describes the acceptability of Bluon TdX 20 (R-458A) within their SNAP program. While the import and sale of TdX 20 have been EPA-authorized since 2016, details of that determination are included here in the Federal Register.

“This determination of acceptability expands the list of acceptable substitutes pursuant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. This action lists as acceptable additional substitutes for use in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector and the cleaning solvents sector.”

Full Announcement
July 14, 2017

Bluon Featured in Green Building & Design

Green Building & Design magazine has written an excellent article about the development of Bluon TdX 20, entitled Bluon’s New Refrigerant May Just Rescue the HVAC Industry.

“Bluon’s list of clients has grown dramatically during the company’s short existence. Their approach has led to deals with major real estate companies like CBRE and PMRG, energy management providers such as Schneider Electric, health care institutions like Kaiser Permanente and corporations ranging from Carl’s Jr. to ESPN. As a testament to Bluon’s innovative global warming solution, movie star and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio came on board as an advisor and investor in the spring of 2017.”

Full Article
May 17, 2017

Bluon Energy Announces Investors, Strategic Partnerships

The newly-announced investors include Bionatus LLC, Greg Ellis of Control Air Conditioning Corporation, and actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio – who will also serve as a strategic advisor to Bluon’s Board of Directors. DiCaprio, along with company leaders and existing board advisors Kelly Givens, David Gordon of Savills Studley and Matthew Case of Bionatus, will work to create awareness around the substantial impact Bluon’s TdX 20 can have in the fight against climate change by making existing HVAC-R equipment more energy efficient.

Full Announcement
October 20, 2016

The HFC Global Phase Out

A Perspective On The Confusion, The Reality And What It Means To Industry

Full Article
September 21, 2016

ASHRAE Designates Bluon Energy TdX 20 Refrigerant As R-458A

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE) with the consensus of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has designated Bluon Energy’s TdX 20 refrigerant as an approved standard to Refrigerant Blends under Standard 34-2013. TdX 20 has been given the designation of R-458A.

Full Announcement
August 4, 2016

The Forgotten GHG In The Room

A Perspective on the Regulatory Phase-out of HFC Refrigerants and the Inherent Lack of Regard for Energy Efficiency

In Brent Harris’ New York Times OpEd piece, “A Coolant That Threatens to Heat Up the Climate”, published on July 22, 2016, the author has been somewhat inaccurate and misleading in his analysis of HFC refrigerants and their contribution to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. There is currently an active effort by the world’s regulatory bodies to phase-out HFC refrigerants used in the bulk of commercial HVAC and refrigeration systems in favor of low GWP (Global Warming Potential) refrigerant alternatives which tend to be flammable and typically associated with expensive new equipment. The missing part of the argument is the inherent energy efficiency of these low-GWP refrigerants.

Full Article
July 8, 2016

EPA Authorizes Bluon Energy TdX 20 Refrigerant Under SNAP

The Environmental Protection Agency has authorized the sale and import of Bluon Energy’s TdX 20 refrigerant under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP). The purpose of the SNAP program is to identify and evaluate substitutes for substances that pose a risk to human health or an environmental risk, such as global warming potential (GWP). The program looks at alternatives for a number of products including refrigeration and air conditioning components.

TdX 20 is a next-generation refrigerant blend for use as a replacement for R-22, R-404A, and R-507A refrigerants used in existing HVAC and Refrigeration equipment. With this notification, TdX 20 is now authorized for use in: Commercial Comfort Air Conditioning, Industrial Process Refrigeration Systems, and Retail Food Refrigeration. TdX 20 had previously received authorization from the EPA in May 2015 for the sale and use in residential & commercial air conditioning. TdX 20 is a patent pending, unique blend of five approved EPA and ASHRAE constituents uniquely combined to enhance energy efficiency and overall performance in existing HVAC-R systems. In addition to its energy efficiency attributes, TdX 20 has one of the lowest GWP of any R-22 replacement on the market, making it the most environmentally friendly.

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