A new energy efficiency network within the global retail giant Metro Group is translating into a strong commitment to natural refrigerants.
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.
Japanese retailer Lawson has opened its 1,500th convenience store fitted with a CO2 transcritical refrigeration system in Japan.
Roundy’s, which operates 154 stores under four banners in Wisconsin and Illinois, is fast becoming the leading user of transcritical CO2 refrigeration systems among U.S. supermarkets.
With Parties to the Montreal Protocol currently engaged in talks that could establish a pathway to a global HFC phase-down, a new UNEP report demonstrates how natural refrigerants are delivering climate-friendly refrigeration solutions for commercial and transport refrigeration worldwide.
Ammonia remains at the heart of food refrigeration despite recent uptake of CO2 technologies, heard participants in a Eurammon symposium last month.
Danish company Advansor is showing how CO2 transcritical technology can be rolled out across the world and in all climates. To mark the firm’s 10th anniversary, Accelerate Europe spoke to founder and managing director Kim G. Christensen about their journey so far and his vision for the next 10 years.
Amid a dramatic escalation in the number of natural refrigerant-based commercial refrigeration installations worldwide, new data shows Japan blazing a trail – from a starting point of just 190 systems in March 2014, the country now boasts over 1,500 stores using CO2 transcritical systems.
In April 2016, the largest hypermarket in Italy opened its doors in Milan. Italian supermarket giant Iper’s brand new 10,000 m2 hypermarket is pioneering a CO2 transcritical refrigeration system using ejector technology to enhance efficiency in temperatures of up to 38°C, further demonstrating that CO2 refrigeration is advancing across Southern Europe as an efficient and viable solution.
Major food retailers like Piggly Wiggly, Sobeys and Roundy’s are harnessing natural refrigerant technologies to deliver energy savings at stores across North America, heard participants in the ATMOsphere America conference in Chicago earlier this month.