To meet the growing demand for CO2, the sector must secure the supply of R744, address leak rates and come to a consensus on purity grades, says the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council.
ATMO America: N.Y. DeCicco Food Store With Transcritical CO2 Uses From 7 to 37% Less Electricity Than Store With HFC System
DeCicco & Sons added geothermal precooling to transcritical CO2 refrigeration in Harrison, New York, store retrofit.
The company has educated over 40,000 industry professionals, the vast majority on natural refrigeration systems, through its learning center.
A high-level panel discussion will examine challenges and strategies associated with securing the supply of CO2 refrigerant, including purity-level requirements and minimizing leak rates.
With 44% of Stores Using CO2 Refrigeration, Canadian Retailer Longo’s Commits to CO2 in New Stores and Renovations
Refrigerant conversions have helped cut scope 1 and 2 GHG Emissions by 45% since 2020.
To overcome the shortage of NatRef technicians, the industry needs to adopt a longer-term approach to recruitment and training, according to representatives from NASRC, CoolSys and Mt. San Antonio College.
ATMOsphere is offering an Early Bird discount of up to US$150 on standard tickets until February 24; end users can register for free.
Grocery Outlet Specifies Transcritical CO2 for New California Stores Following Energy-Efficiency Study
Transcritical CO2 (R744) is now the refrigeration specification for new stores in California for Emeryville, California-based discount retailer Grocery Outlet, with a goal of expanding the application to other regions in the U.S. This decision comes after a two-year monitoring program at an East Sacramento, California, Grocery Outlet store that opened in January 2020,…
U.S. Retailer Publix’s First CO2 System Approaches Energy Parity with HFC Counterpart in a Warm Climate
Hillphoenix’s energy analysis tool shows only 7% difference for the Florida store, with energy savings in cooler climates.
Target’s Vista, California, store is also seeking net-zero energy certification from the International Living Future Institute.