Data from seven European supermarket pilot sites showed an energy consumption decrease of 15–23% over traditional CO2 systems.
The system, manufactured by Kysor Warren Epta US, was installed at a Minnesota supermarket that opens this week.
But continued growth in the adoption of R744 requires clear regulation, training, innovative products and awareness-raising, according to a market-trends panel.
The ECO2 remote condensing unit is going through the UL certification process and will be ready for field testing once approved.
Contractor AJ Baker & Sons installed Epta’s Eco2Large system in the Perth store.
The four-year research project will study how to utilize surplus cold and heat and leverage thermal energy storage to reduce food industry emissions.
Orlandi, previous Chairman Schiesaro and re-elected Vice Chairman Beraza all represent companies that make natural refrigerant equipment.
Eurocold has done extensive work with natural refrigerant-based systems for commercial and industrial refrigeration.
The system will provide a 10% reduction in energy consumption compared to a corresponding system using R404a, said Epta.
The event will still take place on September 28-29, and the announced program remains unchanged.