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ATMOsphere Europe 2015: industrial and transport CO2 refrigeration ‘firsts’ in Europe

2014 was an important year of ‘firsts’ for CO2 in terms of the refrigerant being applied in a wider range of applications in Europe, including transport, ice rinks, the HORECA food service sector, and more. The sixth annual ATMOsphere Europe 2015 conference heard from the technology providers and contractors of these projects, including Carrier Transicold, Green & Cool, Green Cooling, Thermo King and AF Consulting.

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UPDATE: ATMOsphere Europe 2015: Major retailers opt for CO2 as standard refrigerant

The Food Retailer Panel at ATMOsphere Europe 2015 gathered leading end users, amongst them Metro AG, the Delhaize Group, and Ahold, each of which has opted to invest in natural refrigerants for all new stores. With over 500 CO2 transcritical and hybrid installations between them, these retailers are convinced that CO2 is the best refrigerant solution for new stores and refurbishments.

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Suppliers wising up with CO2 CVS solutions and full system integration

It was clear at ATMOEurope 2015 that suppliers and end users alike are already charting new territory in order to maximise overall system and building energy efficiency. Integrated CO2 refrigeration systems for CVS layouts from Carel and EPTA Deutschland, CO2 condensing units and the need to scale down solutions for smaller formats were all on topic.

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Responsible retailing strategies highlight CO2 cooling in the Mediterranean at ATMOsphere Europe

As climate change continues to permeate political and social dialogue, an increasing number of food retailers are working to green their corporate image and take the lead in engaging in more sustainable practices. Refrigeration consumes a considerable amount of energy and contributes substantially to greenhouse gas emissions. At ATMOsphere Europe 2015, supermarket giants Carrefour, Delhaize and SONAE MC discussed their use of lean, green, GHG-cutting refrigeration machines.

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UPDATE: DeCO2ded: Understanding ROI on CO2 refrigeration systems

As retailers seek to enhance their commitment to sustainability, a concern often raised is cost. Although replacing a traditional HFC based system with a 100% CO2 system is more environmentally friendly, the initial cost for CO2 refrigeration equipment is generally higher. However, as system manufacturer Hillphoenix explains in their White Paper “DeCO2ded: understanding ROI on CO2 refrigeration systems”, CO2 offers a positive ret

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CO2 refrigeration training: how supply is not keeping pace with demand

In view of growing ecological awareness and the EU F-Gas Regulation, CO2 is becoming a mainstream refrigerant in Europe, increasingly used in both domestic and industrial applications. However, the lack of training with regard to its installation and maintenance is slowing down its market uptake. Training needs to comprise both theoretical and practical approaches to learning to complement the heightened use, as the French Institute for Energy Training (Institut Francais de Formation

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Advanced CO2 heat pump solutions for the European market

ATMOsphere Europe 2015 provided a platform for the latest heat pump innovations including ENEA’s joint case study on a heat pump with a unique two-cylinder compressor, designed to cater for the European market. boostHEAT showcased its integrated heat pump/boiler solution while Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Sanden outlined the increased migration of their products from Asia to Europe.

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