Two Japanese refrigeration companies, Hitachi Plant Services and Nihon Netsugen Systems, were awarded the 24th Ozone Layer Protection and Global Warming Prevention Award by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in September for jointly producing CO2 (R744) refrigeration systems.
News of the award was first reported by Accelerate Japan, a website run by ATMOsphere, publisher of R744.com.
The annual award program is organized by Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, one of the leading daily business newspapers in Japan, to promote efforts to protect the ozone layer and mitigate global warming. The award is given to businesses, organizations and individuals who have made outstanding efforts in this area.
“We are honored to receive the prestigious Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry award at the 24th Ozone Layer Protection and Global Warming Prevention Awards for our collaboration with Hitachi Plant Services,” said Katsuhiko Harada, President of Nihon Netsugen Systems.
In December 2020, Hitachi Plant Services and Nihon Netsugen Systems began collaboration on developing and selling large CO2-based industrial and commercial refrigeration and freezing equipment. Hitachi Plant Services’ expertise in engineering, design, construction and maintenance, combined with Nihon Netsugen Systems’ experience producing the popular transcritical CO2 Booster Super Green system, aims to provide a “one-stop service for refrigeration and freezing equipment.”
“In the future,” Harada said, “our companies will work closely together from design to construction, operation and maintenance, and build a system that makes full use of IoT technology for remote monitoring to deliver greater peace of mind to end users. By developing this collaboration, we hope to create an era of full-scale natural refrigerant chillers and achieve both environmental friendliness and energy efficiency.”
“By developing this collaboration, we hope to create an era of full-scale natural refrigerant chillers and achieve both environmental friendliness and energy efficiency.”Katsuhiko Harada, Nihon Netsugen Systems.
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