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UPDATE: DeCO2ded: Understanding ROI on CO2 refrigeration systems

As retailers seek to enhance their commitment to sustainability, a concern often raised is cost. Although replacing a traditional HFC based system with a 100% CO2 system is more environmentally friendly, the initial cost for CO2 refrigeration equipment is generally higher. However, as system manufacturer Hillphoenix explains in their White Paper “DeCO2ded: understanding ROI on CO2 refrigeration systems”, CO2 offers a positive ret

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49th Supermarket Tradeshow: first rack-type CO2 booster system installed by Japanese retailer

In part two of our reporting from the 49th Supermarket Tradeshow (SMTS), which took place from 10-12 February 2015 in Tokyo, Japan, R744.com reports on the first rack-type CO2 transcritical booster system installation, a collaborative project between Japanese showcase manufacturer Fukushima Industries and system manufacturer Nihon Netsugen Systems.

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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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