The Dutch supermarket employs only green energy sources – solar panels and a thermal underground reservoir.
The fruit logistics facility in the southern Dutch town of Moerdijk opened in March.
Several major German retailers have committed to using natural refrigerants as part of their climate strategy.
With CO2 transcritical retail stores in warmer European climates expected to hit 100 in the next two to five years thanks to technology developments like adiabatic cooling, ejectors and parallel compression, Bulgaria represents a potential growth market for the technology. Although there are still barriers to overcome in the EU Member State positive developments are on the way with leading retailer Kaufland seriously considering CO2-only systems.