Honeywell plans to invest $33 million in upgrades at its Baton Rouge plant to produce a new and more environmentally advanced refrigerant to take the place of older products known to lead to global warming and ozone layer depletion, company officials announced this morning.

“If there’s any indication that we’re getting from demand, we’ll be doing this for a very long time,” Curtis Bresher, plant manager for Honeywell in Baton Rouge, said at a press conference from the Capitol this morning where Gov. Bobbly Jindal made the announcement.