The U.S. Department of Energy has released a final ruling on energy efficiency standards for refrigerated bottled or canned vending machines (BVM) – which use natural refrigerants hydrocarbons and CO2 – following a 2015 decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban R134a from use in the application from 1 January 2019.
The GUIDE to Natural Refrigerants in North America – State of the Industry 2015 showcases a success story of using CO2 refrigerant for an ice rink system in the U.S.
Discount retailer Aldi continues to make waves in the United States as store numbers grow from year to year. This is boosting uptake of natural refrigerants in the US, with two Aldi stores in upstate New York gaining GreenChill Partnership Platinum Certification.
Danfoss’ CO2 technology for warm ambient climates is heralding the end of the so-called ‘CO2 equator’. But the company’s segment strategy manager Anders Juul doesn’t want to keep this technology a secret.
While transcritical CO2 systems are typically earmarked for new stores, Sobeys is showing that existing stores can be retrofitted with transcritical systems without negatively affecting sales.
At about the same time in late September, about 80 miles apart, two of North America’s primary training organisations—the Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association (RETA) and the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES)—held their annual conferences.