Les Atokas Bieler, in collaboration with Carnot Refrigeration, opted for a CO2 transcritical technology to chill cranberries at its new refrigeration warehouse in Quebec, Canada.
A new paradigm in industrial refrigeration is emerging in the United States with ammonia-CO2 systems helping alleviate safety concerns while catering for large-scale refrigeration capacities. Accelerate America investigated the trend in the magazine’s October edition.
A number of component suppliers showcased their newest CO2 compatible products at the 2015 FMI Energy and Store Development Conference in San Diego.
The industrial refrigeration sector in North America is changing rapidly as the regulatory environment evolves, driving adoption of natural refrigerants such as ammonia, R744, and even hydrocarbons.
The use of natural refrigerants in light commercial refrigeration applications is on the rise in North America.
After a decade-long test of secondary and cascade CO2 equipment, Food Lion is ready to run its first transcritical refrigeration system – in a warm climate, no less. In the cover story of the latest edition of Accelerate America, the company’s Susan Sollenberger and Wayne Rosa explain Food Lion’s journey.
Target, Whole Foods, Sobeys and Ahold USA will be among those offering insights on sustainable refrigeration and store energy savings amid a period of rapid transition in North America.
In his guest column for the July-August edition of Accelerate America, experienced refrigeration executive Jim Knudsen laments users of HVAC&R equipment continuing to use chemical refrigerants with known environmental hazards, urging them to instead make the investment in a long-term natural refrigerant solutions that are known, viable and safe.
In a Sprouts store in Georgia, an all-CO2 system is performing more efficiently than baseline HFC technology. As Accelerate America Editor Michael Garry found out in the July-August edition, the U.S.’s increasingly positive stance on natural refrigerants – and CO2 in particular – is, for the first time in the U.S., taking effect in warm ambient temperatures.