CO2 refrigeration systems will be installed at 12 of 15 stores that are collectively receiving US$1 million in grants.
ALDI US and Whole Foods Market are among the six food retailers that will be using the funds at 16 supermarkets, 14 for new systems and two for refrigerant retrofits.
The merger appears to let Whole Foods continue its current operations and programs.
Two U.S. supermarkets that use ammonia/CO2 cascade refrigeration systems – a Whole Foods Market and a Piggly Wiggly – received the GreenChill Award for “Best of the Best” certified stores from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Partnership.
US food retailer Whole Foods has installed an R290-CO2 commercial refrigeration system at a store in Santa Clara, California. The environmentally friendly system is the first of its kind in the United States.