A refrigerated warehouse in the Philippines has reduced its electricity demand and ammonia charge by 85% thanks to an innovative project that preserves perishable food by burning rice husks to provide heat to an ammonia absorption refrigeration unit.
Although in its infancy, the adoption of CO2 systems in the world’s largest industrial economy, China, continues to gain traction. While HFCs and HCFCs still permeate the market in China, in order to mitigate the effects of climate change it’s only a matter of time before sustainable natural refrigerants like CO2 attain widespread implementation.
shecco’s recently published GUIDE to Natural Refrigerants in China – State of the Industry 2015 outlined a clear business case for the use of natural refrigerants in China’s present and future light commercial refrigeration sector. With large consumer brands already placing over 750,000 pieces of light commercial equipment in China, increasing the availability of training, there is a clear momentum driving the market forward.
Coca-Cola Japan is well on its way to achieving a nation-wide goal to ensure peak shift vending machines account for over 50% of its fleet by 2020 after surpassing 100,000 units on the Japanese market on May 21.
Exclusive interview with Danfoss suggests CO2 technology can bring new opportunities for retailers in China
At China Refrigeration 2015, R744.com interviewed Zhaohui (Stephen) Zhu, Sales Director for Food Retail in China about the opportunities and challenges CO2 technology represents for commercial refrigeration in China. Since the first CO2 store opened in China in 2011, the market has shown positive progress.
At China Refrigeration 2015 in Shanghai, ammonia21.com interviewed Danfoss’ Carsten Dahlgaard, Industrial Refrigeration Global Marketing Director to find out more about the opportunities and challenges facing NH3/CO2 systems in the fast growing Chinese cold chain. China is the Danfoss’ second largest market after Europe, and is where the company manufactures 50% of their industrial refrigeration products.
At China Refrigeration 2015, which gathered over 60,000 visitors and 1,000 exhibitors from across the world, CO2 products were showcased for a variety of applications for both heating and refrigeration. For commercial refrigeration applications, R744.com partners such as Carrier, CAREL, Panasonic, Dorin, SANDEN and Castel, as well as others demonstrated their CO2 know-how.
On 8 – 10 April China Refrigeration 2015, one of the largest HVAC&R tradeshows took place in Shanghai, at the New International Expo Centre. With over 1000 companies exhibiting, R744.com and ammonia21.com were on site to report on the latest technology and market developments for CO2 and NH3.
On 7 April, on the eve of China Refrigeration 2015, one of the largest trade shows in the HVAC&R industry shecco organised the first ever ATMOsphere Network Shanghai. Supported by Danfoss and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), the event gathered over 60 experts from industry, research institutions and government, who gathered to discuss the latest natural refrigerant trends in the world’s largest HVAC&R market. The event also featured a preview of the upcoming bilingual English-Chi