Italian manufacturer of natural refrigerant equipment and R744.com gold partner Epta has bolstered its Nordic presence with key acquisition of Danish CO2 specialist Knudsen Køling.
Food retailers, refrigeration system and component manufacturers and contractors highlight advantages of natural refrigerants, particularly R744, over traditional HFC systems in commercial refrigeration, including energy consumption reductions, total system integration and reduced environmental impact.
As in previous years ATMOsphere America 2015, organised in Atlanta on 25-26 June, provided an opportunity to learn about the very latest technology developments. A series of technology case study sessions focused on industrial refrigeration, heat pumps, and new applications provided no shortage of evidence on the advantages of CO2 in applications beyond the world of commercial refrigeration.
Carnot has agreed to pay Cimco $1.8 million to settle patent infringement suits stemming from CO2 refrigeration systems Carnot built for Quebec ice rinks
Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, has a long history of using carbon dioxide as the fizz in its soft drinks. Now CO2 is also Coke’s refrigerant of choice in its beverage coolers, vending machines and fountain equipment. At ATMOsphere America 2015 Coke presented on a light-commercial refrigeration panel on their journey to achieve HFC-free status for all new cooling equipment. On the same panel, four of Coke’s CO2 equipment suppliers describe
In a webinar hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Tom Land of the GreenChill Partnership on June 9, special guest Erich Schwab of Target talked about the company’s experiences with CO2, concluding that a hybrid CO2 cascade system is “the optimal solution for Target”.
House of Spices (HOS) has ticked off a number of milestones in its 44-year history producing and distributing authentic Indian cuisine throughout the U.S. At its Chicago warehouse, the company recently achieved another rare feat, installing one of the few existing industrial CO2 transcritical refrigerant systems in North America, with the help of Hillphoenix.
In an exclusive interview published in Accelerate America issue #6, Joe Sanchez, application engineering manager at Bitzer, talks about the market opportunities for CO2 in North American supermarkets, food processing plants and ice rinks.
shecco’s recently published GUIDE to Natural Refrigerants in China – State of the Industry 2015 outlined a clear business case for the use of natural refrigerants in China’s present and future light commercial refrigeration sector. With large consumer brands already placing over 750,000 pieces of light commercial equipment in China, increasing the availability of training, there is a clear momentum driving the market forward.
In light of ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction targets in California, electricity supplier Southern California Edison (SCE) is making natural refrigerants central to its plans by evaluating the energy savings delivered by natural-refrigerant technologies. Through the state’s Refrigerant Management Plan, senior engineer at SCE Paul Delaney explains in the latest edition of Accelerate America how the utility plans to implement meaningful change.