Convenience stores (CVS) in Japan are undergoing a dramatic transformation, with the penetration of CO2 transcritical systems increasing year-on-year thanks to sizable government subsidies. shecco estimates that over 1,500 stores in Japan are currently using CO2 transcritical technology, of which 1,463 are CVS and 82 are supermarkets.
A new paradigm in industrial refrigeration is emerging in the United States with ammonia-CO2 systems helping alleviate safety concerns while catering for large-scale refrigeration capacities. Accelerate America investigated the trend in the magazine’s October edition.
The industrial refrigeration sector in North America is changing rapidly as the regulatory environment evolves, driving adoption of natural refrigerants such as ammonia, R744, and even hydrocarbons.
The use of natural refrigerants in light commercial refrigeration applications is on the rise in North America.