While the synthetic refrigerant market might “aggressively” develop new solutions, natural refrigerants are the only long-term alternative to HFCs because they are the only substances that will not be subjected to phase-out programmes, argues Jeffrey Gingras, president of Systemes LMP. The Canadian refrigeration equipment manufacturer promises groundbreaking solutions for 2016.
DeCicco & Sons, a six-store grocery store operation based in Pelham, N.Y., has received platinum-level certification for a new store in Larchmont, N.Y., from the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill partnership, the highest level bestowed by the programme.
At last month’s ATMOsphere Asia conference in Tokyo, Japan, Junya Ichikawa, president of Sanden Environmental Product Corporation, outlined ambitions to ensure that production of the company’s CO2 compressor units hits the one million mark in the near future. The adoption of natural refrigerants by end users is currently the main market driver, Ichikawa says.
Conyers, Georgia-based Hillphoenix has announced a new transcritical CO2 system, the AdvansorFlex, geared towards small and medium-sized retailers.
BITZER, the specialist in refrigeration compressors, presented its latest products at the well-established HVAC&R trade fair in Tokyo from 23-26 February 2016. With 188 companies spread over 734 booths, it took something special to attract the attention of the many thousands of visitors attending last week’s HVAC&R Trade Show in the Japanese capital. However, BITZER’s offering of innovative compressors using natural refrigerants was just the ticket to draw in the spoilt-for-c
“Knowledge and experience are the barriers standing between CO2 refrigeration applications becoming the mainstream solution for the African market,” argues Wynand Groenwald of Commercial Refrigeration Services. The company’s newly opened training facility in Johannesburg, South Africa aims to tackle this problem.
Mayekawa (MYCOM) turned heads at HVAC&R Japan 2016 in Tokyo with a prototype of a 30kW NH3/CO2 system for smaller industrial applications and potentially even commercial applications, while Danfoss showcased its broadest array of natural refrigerant solutions yet at the event.
Food Lion, a Salisbury, N.C.-based division of Delhaize America that runs more than 1,100 stores in the southeastern US, has earned the US Environmental Protection Agency’s 2015 platinum-level GreenChill Store Certification at a new store located in Southport, N.C.
New technology developments to help overcome the challenges of operating in high ambient temperatures are proving that CO2 transcritical units are “the way to go” for supermarkets – wherever they are located, Giovanni Dorin, marketing manager of Dorin Innovation, told R744 in an exclusive interview. The Italian compressor manufacturer company is heading into 2016 with exciting plans to enlarge its CO2 compressor portfolio.