At the 11th Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants, Johanna Gloël of GIZ Proklima presented on the potential for China to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the use of natural refrigerants, which would replace fluorinated gases in car air conditioning systems. The research suggests that GHG emissions in China could be reduced by 30% by 2030.
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
“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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
DTI at Gustav Lorentzen 2014: can ice storage and Vortex Flow Sensors improve CO2 system efficiency?
The Danish Technological Institute (DTI) presented two papers on topics related to CO2 refrigeration systems at the 2014 Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants held in China from 31 August – 2 September. In the first presentation, ice storage for a transcritical refrigeration system is suggested in order to achieve greater energy savings in warmer climates, and flexible power consumption.
The Hotel Technological Institute (ITH) in Spain has launched a new project with the aim of promoting the use of CO2 as a refrigerant. Thanks to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Q-Ton heat pump systems, which use climate-friendly CO2 as a refrigerant, hotels can increase energy savings and guarantee maximum performance while reducing their CO2 emissions.
A wealth of new research and technological developments on CO2 as a refrigerant in centralised commercial refrigeration, heat pumps, glass door merchandisers and data centre cooling was presented at the 11th biennial Gustav Lorentzen conference on natural refrigerants. The event provided valuable insight into current and upcoming technology trends for all alternative refrigerants. Whilst CO2 stole the show, R744 research continues to focus on improving