Hillphoenix has already installed its recently introduced AdvansorFlex CO2 transcritical unit – a downsized, less expensive version of its traditional Advansor CO2 transcritical booster system – in 30-40 stores in the United States, Derek Gosselin, the Conyers, Ga.-based company’s systems technical sales manager, told R744.com at the Food Marketing Institute Connect show at McCormick Place in Chicago yesterday (22 June).
A centralised transcritical CO2 system, combined with stand-alone hydrocarbon-based cabinets, make the refrigeration system at Brazilian retailer Atacadão’s latest store fully natural refrigerant-based.
With manufacturers from Europe, Asia and the US looking to make the case for rolling out natural refrigerant technologies in local markets Down Under, ATMOsphere Australia showcased myriad opportunities available for end users to invest in innovative heat pump, hydrocarbon, CO2 transcritical and low-charge NH3/CO2 HVACR&R solutions.
DeCicco & Sons, a six-store grocery store operation based in Pelham, N.Y., has received platinum-level certification for a new store in Larchmont, N.Y., from the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill partnership, the highest level bestowed by the programme.
Conyers, Georgia-based Hillphoenix has announced a new transcritical CO2 system, the AdvansorFlex, geared towards small and medium-sized retailers.
Food Lion, a Salisbury, N.C.-based division of Delhaize America that runs more than 1,100 stores in the southeastern US, has earned the US Environmental Protection Agency’s 2015 platinum-level GreenChill Store Certification at a new store located in Southport, N.C.
Danish heating and cooling system manufacturer Advansor’s decision to limit its portfolio to CO2 applications allowed the company to simplify its product range and focus on becoming a leading player in the food retail market, outgoing commercial product director and co-founder Torben Hansen told Accelerate Europe in an exclusive interview.
French food retail giant Carrefour set the stage for a broad discussion during its ‘Innovation Forum’ about competition between natural systems, the trend towards smaller stores, and the need for integrated HVAC&R solutions.
In addition to featuring a number of low-charge ammonia products, the IARW-WFLO Convention & Expo, held in Orlando, Florida on 26 – 19 April, included several exhibitors promoting CO2-only and ammonia/CO2 refrigeration systems. While CO2 is still relatively new for the refrigerated warehouse operators attending the show, it is slowly gaining traction as an alternative to traditional high-charge ammonia systems.