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Trends and experiences with climate-friendly natural refrigeration technology outside the United States

On Thursday 19 February 2015, Green Chill organised a webinar on natural refrigerants led by Nina Masson, Deputy Managing Director of market development company shecco. In addition to providing information on select companies’ use of certain refrigeration system types, Masson provided an update on refrigeration technology trends in different countries and regions, saying that there could be up to 64,000 CO2 transcritical stores in Europe by 2025, and over 750 in Japan.&nbs

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Carrier’s CO2 system addresses China’s data centre demand

Beijing Topnew Info & Tech Co., Ltd has introduced Carrier’s DataCO2MPLETE™ distributed cooling systems, using CO2 as refrigerant, in two large data centres in Beijing. With customised design for heat dissipation in the high-heat and high-density data centres, the system achieves energy savings of approximately 25 percent compared to conventional systems and reduces the cost of initial investment and maintenance with higher equipment reliability.

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Natural refrigerants make commercial sense according to new Carrier Refrigeration study

According to a new report by Carrier Commercial Refrigeration almost two-thirds of large supermarkets from North and West European countries now use natural refrigerants in their stores, a trend driven by company-wide sustainability policies, and one that is outpacing EU legislation. The study, developed in partnership with market development company shecco, seeks to provide a clear picture of the key drivers for and against the adoption of sustainable refrigeration and refrigerant options.

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CO2 can now compete with HFCs even in warm climates, shows SINTEF research

Adding to the growing knowledge base on ejectors in CO2 transcritical refrigeration systems, research presented by SINTEF at the Gustav Lorentzen 2014 conference (GL 2014) shows that a CO2 ejector refrigeration system with parallel compression can achieve around 25% energy savings compared to a standard R404A system in warm climates. SINTEF also analysed an integrated energy system with CO2 refrigeration installed in Norway, demonstrating a 30% reduction in energy

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FMI retailer experiences: more pilot CO2 trancritical installations to come in the US

The FMI Energy & Store Development Conference in St. Louis gave retailers the opportunity to discuss their experiences with installed CO2 systems. Harrison Horning from Delhaize America / Hannaford, Jamie J. Meyers from Walgreens, and Rob Olden from GI Energy, discussed pilot transcritical CO2 stores in Maine and Illinois, whilst Benny Smith from Price Chopper talked about the first CO2 system in North America, installed in 2008.

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Whole Foods CO2 transcritical supermarket is “Best of the Best”

Attended by over 600 people, the FMI Energy & Store Development Conference focuses on energy-efficiency and conservation in the food retail industry, as well as the latest innovations in store design and merchandising. Kicking off the event as in previous years was the EPA’s GreenChill Awards ceremony, a program that recognises individual stores for investments…

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CAREL USA displays CO2 controllers at FMI Energy & Store

Three new CAREL controllers providing complete CO2 system management were presented at FMI Energy & Store Development Conference from September 7-9, 2014 in St. Louis (MO). The rack controller pRack pR100T for transcritical CO2 condensing units, pRack pR300 for subcritical CO2 systems, and the pRack pR300T for transcritical CO2 applications are part of CAREL’s range of retail solutions to fully integrate and energy optimise refrigeration.

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