At Supermercados Hiber, energy efficiency and environment are key players in the company’s decisions. In 2012, Hiber had the first store in Spain using only CO2 as refrigerant and in 2014 made history with the first Spanish urban CO2 transcritical store.
Bitzer UK has increased its activities, launching training initiatives to support the vibrant and growing British market while also expanding its remanufacturing service centre Green Point, which was launched last year.
Hydrocarbons and CO2 are moving to become the European standard for commercial refrigeration equipment, ice makers, and refrigerated display cases. SandenVendo, Epta, Liebherr and AHT Cooling Systems were among those showcasing this accelerating trend at HOST Milano 2015.
Epta has installed a CO2 transcritical cooling system in a banana ripening facility in Germany to ensure perfect temperatures throughout the ripening process.
The largest shopping mall in Scandinavia will officially open its doors in November this year. In light of its dedicated focus on installing environmentally friendly technology, leading manufacturer Green & Cool will equip many of the mall’s leading retailers with its CO2 refrigeration systems.
Les Atokas Bieler, in collaboration with Carnot Refrigeration, opted for a CO2 transcritical technology to chill cranberries at its new refrigeration warehouse in Quebec, Canada.
CoilDesigner’s latest upgrades incorporate small-diameter MicroGroove tubing, which supports CO2 and hydrocarbon systems.
A new paradigm in industrial refrigeration is emerging in the United States with ammonia-CO2 systems helping alleviate safety concerns while catering for large-scale refrigeration capacities. Accelerate America investigated the trend in the magazine’s October edition.