According to the Austrian Association of Refrigeration, most technicians are interested in learning about the safe handling of natural refrigerants.
The German manufacturer of CO2 heat pumps is currently working on a project with a 500MW output demand.
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The system, which also includes a large storage tank and an electric boiler, is reducing energy cost by 59% in every MWh of heat compared to a biomass boiler.
The German train operator already has a passenger train using R290-based AC units and has tested CO2 heat pumps.
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Partner Fieuw Koeltechnik plans to install the PX G1300 device at five other stores and a pancake factory.
The multinational food processor is also adopting cascade technologies with CO2 in an effort to reduce the ammonia charge in larger industrial refrigeration systems.
The two retrofit projects in Kyiv and Lviv follow the wholesaler’s first transcritical CO2 installation in Ukraine earlier in 2023.
The parliamentarian was particularly focused on heat pumps during his address at the ATMO Europe Summit, warning that PFAS could undermine progress within the sector.
The winners were recognized for advancing the adoption of natural refrigerant-based technologies in Europe through their innovations, installations and advocacy.
ATMOsphere’s Innovation of the Year/Europe to Be Awarded in Two Categories: Refrigeration and Heat Pumps
Nominations are due August 11.