In a major announcement on the first day of ATMOsphere Asia 2016 in Tokyo, Panasonic announced new plans to develop a 30 HP CO2 condensing unit suitable for use in larger supermarket formats.
Continually innovating and building strong relations with partners are crucial to business success in Japan’s increasingly competitive natural refrigerants market, Junya Ichikawa, president of Sanden Environmental Products Corp., told R744.com in an exclusive interview ahead of ATMO Asia.
In developing the HEOS Sistema, CAREL has come up with an environmentally friendly refrigeration system for supermarkets that was recognised with a 2016 AHR Expo Innovation Award in the ‘refrigeration’ category.
New components needed to support the demand for transcritical CO2 systems in the US were in evidence at the AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida, last week.
On 17 December last year, Emerson Climate Technologies, based in Sidney, Ohio, held a ‘soft opening’ of its 40,000-square-foot Helix Innovation Center at the nearby University of Dayton, with a grand opening scheduled for the end of April.
FamilyMart has made history by installing Taiwan’s first CO2 transcritical refrigeration system, at a Linkou Wenyi store, becoming the first chain in Taiwan to take advantage of the technology. The arrival of CO2 transcritical on Taiwanese shores is another sign that the global market for natural refrigerants is reaching new lands.
Walgreens net-zero store in Evanston, Illinois has won the ASHRAE Technology Award in the commercial buildings category. CO2 refrigeration for heating and cooling is an integral part of the net-zero energy project.
Epta Refrigeration has installed a new commercial refrigeration system at a Walmart store in Buenos Aires. The supermarket giant hopes that the technology, which uses CO2 as the refrigerant, will reduce the store’s annual energy bills by 21%.
While transcritical CO2 systems are typically earmarked for new stores, Canadian supermarket giant Sobeys is showing that existing stores can be retrofitted with transcritical systems without negatively affecting sales. R744.com spoke to Rod Petersen, Sobeys national procurement manager (Refrigeration & HVAC), about the company’s CO2 transcritical retrofits.
Danish heating and cooling system manufacturer Advansor’s decision to limit its portfolio to CO2 applications allowed the company to simplify its product range and focus on becoming a leading player in the food retail market, outgoing commercial product director and co-founder Torben Hansen told Accelerate Europe in an exclusive interview.