Japanese retailer Lawson has opened its 1,500th convenience store fitted with a CO2 transcritical refrigeration system in Japan.
With innovation set to take centre stage at this year’s Chillventa, to be held on 11-13 October in Nuremberg, Germany, Swedish giant Alfa Laval is poised to launch six new cooling products at the event.
Italy-based multinational CAREL has recorded a significant spike in sales thanks to European retail market growth, due in part to the growing popularity of CO2-based HVAC&R systems.
Industry collaboration in Australia will be crucial to raising training standards, implementing a nationwide licensing scheme and providing a legitimate platform for natural refrigerants, according to representatives of leading industry associations interviewed for Accelerate Australia & NZ magazine.
Japanese firm Sanden is set to launch the first CO2 heat pump water heater available for residential use on the North American market.
Japan’s Mayekawa and North American companies CIMCO and SCE are collaborating to install and gather data on the performance of the NewTon refrigeration system in the United States.
Roundy’s, which operates 154 stores under four banners in Wisconsin and Illinois, is fast becoming the leading user of transcritical CO2 refrigeration systems among U.S. supermarkets.
Japan remains the world leader by far in terms of using natural refrigerants for domestic water heating, while the number of CO2 heat pumps is growing by hundreds of thousands of units annually, new data shows.