In 2014, Roundy’s became first grocery store in Wisconsin to utilize a transcritical CO2 refrigeration system
November 16, 2015
Roundy’s Inc., a leading grocer in the Midwest, announced that it is joining the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) GreenChill program, a partnership between the EPA and food retailers to reduce emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change.
Danfoss EnVisioneering Symposium examines impact of regulation
November 2, 2015
Danfoss' 25th EnVisioneering Symposium, “Refrigerants2Sustainability: Risks, Options, & Opportunities in Commercial Refrigeration,” addressed how an increasing industry-wide focus on refrigerants and energy is driving changes in the design, deployment, and maintenance of refrigeration equipment and supermarkets.
Replacement for high GWP refrigerants in supermarket applications
November 2, 2015
Honeywell’s Solstice®N40 (R-448A) refrigerant for supermarket refrigeration has been named a finalist for the R&D 100 Awards. The R&D 100 Awards, sponsored by R&D Magazine, honor the 100 most innovative technologies and services of the past year.
The recent refrigerant delistings made under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program have made some customers — especially in the supermarket refrigeration sector — skittish about making a major investment in new refrigeration equipment.
Increases capabilities related to connectivity and the Internet of Things
October 28, 2015
Danfoss announced that it has acquired Dutch software company Advitronic Engineering B.V., headquartered in Giessen, the Netherlands. Danfoss said the acquisition enhances its solutions related to the Internet of Things (IoT) and connectivity in the food retail industry.
Europe is the dominant market for transcritical CO2 systems
September 21, 2015
The global transcritical CO2 refrigeration market was valued at $4.9 billion in 2014, and is forecast to reach $30.7 billion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 40.2 percent from 2015 to 2020, according to a report published by MarketsandMarkets.
Trends in supermarkets can often provide insights into changes to come for the rest of the commercial refrigeration world, and — as is the case industry-wide — refrigerants are on the minds of many in the supermarket sector.
The following is excerpted from “Case Study: Transcritical Carbon Dioxide Supermarket Refrigeration Systems,” which was prepared by Navigant Consulting Inc. for the Better Buildings Alliance; Building Technologies Office; and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
It is one of five research areas under development at The Helix
September 4, 2015
A model supermarket, complete with refrigerated display cases, dry goods shelves, and point-of-sale terminals is under construction by Emerson Climate Technologies as one of five research areas within The Helix innovation center on the University of Dayton campus.