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.
Hillphoenix has already installed its recently introduced AdvansorFlex CO2 transcritical unit – a downsized, less expensive version of its traditional Advansor CO2 transcritical booster system – in 30-40 stores in the United States, Derek Gosselin, the Conyers, Ga.-based company’s systems technical sales manager, told R744.com at the Food Marketing Institute Connect show at McCormick Place in Chicago yesterday (22 June).
Denner, a leading Swiss discount retailer, is putting energy efficiency – and natural refrigerants CO2 and propane – at the top of its climate agenda. Their aim is to reduce emissions by 10% by 2020.
A centralised transcritical CO2 system, combined with stand-alone hydrocarbon-based cabinets, make the refrigeration system at Brazilian retailer Atacadão’s latest store fully natural refrigerant-based.
The new online tool will help customers evaluate CO2 components and compatible accessories for optimal system design when making the move to CO2 refrigeration systems.
For Carrefour, refrigeration plays a key role in delivering environmental sustainability objectives. Recording excellent results in warm climates too, the retail giant is putting natural refrigerants at the heart of its strategy to become HFC-free in the near future.
Several major German retailers have committed to using natural refrigerants as part of their climate strategy.
Free cooling is just one of the many advantages of CO2 cooling units for server rooms, Carnot’s Marc-André Lesmerises told Accelerate America magazine in an exclusive interview.