When shecco (publisher of this website) started collecting data in 2008, the company counted only 140 installed transcritical CO2 systems – all of them in Europe. Today, this number is an estimated 35,000 systems globally as the accelerated phase-down of environmentally harmful fluorinated refrigerants drives the search for more climate-friendly alternatives. 

The global market for this technology, with a regional breakdown of installations, is among the topics addressed in Part 2 of the three-part “World Guide to Transcritical CO2 Refrigeration,” assembled by the sheccoBASE (market development and research) division of shecco. The document is available for free download at here.

“As the use of transcritical CO2 refrigeration systems increases at a rapid rate around the world, it has become apparent that there is great need for reliable information from a neutral source,” explained Ilana Koegelenberg, Market Development Manager at shecco. “As such, this guide will specifically look at the potential of transcritical CO2 – today and in the future.”

Part 2 of the Guide, which includes three chapters, is based on a global industry survey as well as an in-depth data collection drive that engaged manufacturers around the world. The document also has a policy update, articles on convenience store applications and more traditional commercial refrigeration uses, as well as case studies.

“Our hope is that the guide will serve as a resource to help drive the accelerated uptake of this highly sustainable and energy efficient HVAC&R technology,” said Koegelenberg.

Part 1 of the Guide was published in May and highlights the history of CO2, its key characteristics, basic system descriptions, and a chapter on practical, real-life transcritical CO2 applications around the world. It can be downloaded for free here.

The complete Guide, including Part 3, will be live by the end of July 2020, and launched with a webinar. Part 3 will look at industrial applications as well as future market trends, including barriers and drivers for the uptake of transcritical CO2 around the world. 

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