As climate change continues to permeate political and social dialogue, an increasing number of food retailers are working to green their corporate image and take the lead in engaging in more sustainable practices. Refrigeration consumes a considerable amount of energy and contributes substantially to greenhouse gas emissions. At ATMOsphere Europe 2015, supermarket giants Carrefour, Delhaize and SONAE MC discussed their use of lean, green, GHG-cutting refrigeration machines.
During the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, Greenpeace challenged Coca-Cola to stop using hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gas as a refrigerant in its millions of vending machines and beverage coolers worldwide. The campaign worked, probably well beyond Greenpeace’s wildest dreams. Coca-Cola’s Tomas Ambrosetti and Steven Cousins explain how the Company’s number of HFC-free units installed worldwide has grown to 1.4 million in the feature interview of the 4th edition of Acceler
Hurtigruten’s cruise liners allow tourists to discover the landscapes of Norway, as well as experience natural phenomena such as the northern lights and the midnight sun. However, like all transport and tourist activities, Hurtigruten’s operations have a direct influence on the environment. The company’s environmental policy therefore has an important role to play, and as part of their sustainability practices, Hurtigruten’s terminal in Bergen uses the natural refrigerant
The tiny Northern Swedish town of Gällivare has become home to the one of the country’s largest CO2refrigeration installations.
The new IntelOil is designed to electronically control the oil level in the compressor crankcase, using high resolution float-sensor technology. The standard product has a maximum working pressure of 60 barg and the high pressure version has a maximum working pressure of 120 barg, which is suitable for use in transcritical CO2 systems.
Systemes LMP is helping an industrial plant reduce the amount of R22 in its refrigeration systems. Jeffrey Gingras of Systemes LMP explains the retrofit to CO2 in an exclusive interview with R744.com.
Mayekawa and Sea Sky Global presented the benefits and experiences in ultra low temperature storage thanks to the Pascal Air, which uses air as the working fluid, at ATMOsphere Asia 2015 in Tokyo.
In July 2014, leading CO2 technology player SANDEN expanded its operations in Europe, opening a new branch called SANDEN Environmental Solutions, in France (Rennes, Brittany). The Rennes office is tasked with expanding the market for CO2 solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, a move that signals SANDEN’s commitment to developing the market for CO2 solutions, including residential, professional and commercial applications.
“Refrigeration systems need to be adapted to each country to guarantee maximum efficiency,” says Tewis
Alfonso Olcina from Spanish company Tewis gave R744.com an exclusive interview, and insights into the potential use of natural refrigerants for commercial applications in warm countries such as Spain. Olcina also discussed the company’s current and future projects for Southern and Eastern Europe, and Central and Latin America.
Italian-based Castel is a leading global manufacturer of components for refrigeration and air conditioning systems, serving more than 75 countries. Recently announcing its Silver Partnership with R744.com, Castel will soon showcase a new series of Ball Valves, for installation in commercial and industrial refrigeration systems, as well as heat pumps, on R744.com. See preview below.