Carrier Training

Carrier opens first CO2OLacademy offering tailored training programmes

With training an important facet of expanding the CO2 transcritical market, on 25 March Carrier Commercial Refrigeration opened its CO2OLacademy field training facility in Germany, at its Research Development Center in Mainz. One of only a few training facilities with a live-store environment, the CO2OLacademy facility will improve the skills and technical knowledge of Carrier Commercial Refrigeration field technicians in Europe.

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Carrefour

Exclusive interview: Carrefour exploring all avenues for CO2 transcritical

Carrefour has big plans for CO2. The company won’t go so far as to declare an all-CO2 philosophy, yet its expansion into warmer ambient climates, in particular two transcritical pilot stores in Valencia, would suggest that notion is closer to reality than they might think. R744.com sat down with the Director International Support at Carrefour, Jean-Michel Fleury, about the expanding CO2 transcritical market in Europe.

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Amad Hafez

Exclusive interview with Amad Hafez provides update on Portuguese retailer’s CO2 journey

SONAE MC’s Amad Hafez spoke to R744.com about their experience with cascade systems in Portugal and the retailer’s feelings about their future use of natural refrigerants. While the company praised the high savings their CO2 subcritical commercial refrigeration systems were able to provide, they are still seeking an alternative to R134a. The performance of its two CO2/NH3 stores has not met expectations. However, SONAE MC is keeping an eye on CO2

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CO2 transcritical

Will Bulgaria make the transition from CO2 cascade to CO2 transcritical?

With CO2 transcritical retail stores in warmer European climates expected to hit 100 in the next two to five years thanks to technology developments like adiabatic cooling, ejectors and parallel compression, Bulgaria represents a potential growth market for the technology. Although there are still barriers to overcome in the EU Member State positive developments are on the way with leading retailer Kaufland seriously considering CO2-only systems.

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Carrier CO2

As tegut… as it gets: Carrier’s Christoph Brouwers talks about the retailer’s 53 CO2 supermarkets

Carrier began working with tegut…., a German food retailer, in 2010 with a contract to supply a number of CO2OLtec transcritical CO2 refrigeration systems to the chain. R744.com had the opportunity to talk with Carrier Commercial Refrigeration’s Director Turnkey Operations, Christoph Brouwers about the companies’ experience with transcritical CO2.

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Practical CO2 training

Practical CO2 training arouses interest in Spain

Moving south to Spain, R744.com interviews the professors Nacho Fandos (IES Llombai) and Ramón Cabello (Jaume I University of Castellón), pioneers of CO2 training in the country. Thanks to collaboration with secondary schools, the Jaume I University of Castellón and companies such as Frost-Trol, training courses have been successfully run since 2011.

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Enex

Solving the “CO2 equator” challenge: Enex’s ejector technology

Enex has been actively developing solutions to increase CO2 system efficiency in warm ambient climates like Spain and Italy. Using parallel compression and ejectors in unison, the company has realised significant efficiency gains and cost (first cost + energy cost) reductions. With more than 60 units installed with auxiliary compressors and more than 20 units using ejectors, the company’s accumulated data proves the energy savings of Enjector® technology can be as

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compact Kältetechnik

R744.com welcomes compact Kältetechnik as a Bronze Partner

As the worldwide market for CO2 (R744) technologies continues to develop, gaining ground in new application areas within Europe and picking-up momentum in food retail in North America, R744.com is pleased to announce its Partnership with more and more leading CO2 heating and cooling technology providers, including compact Kältetechnik GmbH. R744.com provides an online platform for suppliers, end-users, consultants, academics and policy makers to connect and learn about

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