Italian manufacturer Epta sees customer demand for increased energy efficiency as a positive sign for natural refrigerants.
Over 100 manufacturers, retailers, contractors and consultants gathered in the Italian city of Padova last week to hear how new developments in ejector technology are improving the performance of CO2 refrigeration systems in warm climates.
Japan-based technology provider Mayekawa Manufacturing Company, Ltd. has announced plans to launch four new models of its highly efficient natural refrigerant-based cooling system, the NewTon, on 21 July 2016. The NewTon R-3000 and R-6000 for cold storage, and F-300 and F-600 for frozen storage, will feature reduced refrigerant charge, system size and weight compared to previous models.
The U.S. Department of Energy has released a final ruling on energy efficiency standards for refrigerated bottled or canned vending machines (BVM) – which use natural refrigerants hydrocarbons and CO2 – following a 2015 decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban R134a from use in the application from 1 January 2019.
Danfoss’ CO2 technology for warm ambient climates is heralding the end of the so-called ‘CO2 equator’. But the company’s segment strategy manager Anders Juul doesn’t want to keep this technology a secret.
At Supermercados Hiber, energy efficiency and environment are key players in the company’s decisions. In 2012, Hiber had the first store in Spain using only CO2 as refrigerant and in 2014 made history with the first Spanish urban CO2 transcritical store.
In June 2015 Frialsa opened a new facility. The company had a long history using ammonia since its inception in 1983, but in 2010 decided to work with CO2 as well.