Supermarket giants Carrefour, METRO AG and Delhaize are demonstrating that CO2 transcritical refrigeration technology can help retailers to save energy costs and meet their corporate sustainability goals, heard participants in the 7th annual ATMOsphere Europe conference in Barcelona last month.
In the Ohio city where the Wright Brothers invented the airplane, Emerson Climate Technologies yesterday officially opened its HVAC&R Innovation Center, the Helix.
CO2 refrigeration systems for warmer southern European climates were on the radar at the ATMOsphere Europe conference in Barcelona last week, with manufacturers showcasing high-efficiency solutions capable of transcending the so-called ‘CO2 equator’.
Swedish manufacturer Green & Cool launched its new condensing unit for CO2 systems at the ATMOsphere Europe conference in Barcelona, targeting small-scale applications like convenience stores and petrol stations.
HVAC&R firms CAREL and Carrier Commercial Refrigeration Europe have joined forces to develop and industrialise a range of modulating ejectors in a bid to put an end to the so-called ‘CO2 equator’: the previously accepted geographical limit for cost-effective construction of CO2 systems in all food retail store formats.
BITZER’s new training centre, the SCHAUFLER Academy, had its official inauguration on 3 February. The Academy will work to develop enthusiasm about technology with students through relationships with different institutions, explained Volker Stamer in a recent interview with Accelerate Europe. The Academy will also be presented during a dedicated Training & Education session at ATMOsphere Europe 2016.
At the end of March the French government launched a second call for projects to support the commercialisation of technology using low GWP technologies, including natural refrigerants.
Carrier’s CO2OLacademy, a new training facility opened last year in Germany, provides the company’s technicians from across Europe with invaluable knowledge of CO2 refrigerant technologies. Carrier is looking closely at market needs in considering the expansion of its training programme, Bart Driessens told Accelerate Europe during an exclusive visit to their training centre in Mainz.