Carbon dioxide (CO2) as a refrigerant is gaining increasing industry acceptance in commercial and industrial refrigeration systems in North America, according to a survey conducted by Danfoss. The survey also identified barriers to greater CO2 use in refrigeration.
North America is expected to dominate the market over the forecast period
December 14, 2016
The global commercial refrigeration equipment market is forecast to register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5 percent over the forecast period of 2016 to 2026, to be valued at $45.9 billion by 2026, according to a report by Persistence Market Research.
Nonprofit continues to expand its influence in retail refrigerant sustainability
December 5, 2016
The North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC) has joined the Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), a move the council said further positions itself to drive the change necessary to create a more level playing field for natural refrigerants.
Despite the long-term energy savings and environmental benefits natural refrigerant systems offer, their higher upfront costs remain a primary barrier to retailers’ widespread adoption of these technologies.
Utility incentives discussed to accelerate adoption of natural refrigerant technologies
August 15, 2016
Utilities representatives and supermarket end-users recently met to develop solutions for incentivizing the use of natural refrigerants in supermarkets and convenience stores. More than 35 participants came together on Aug. 4, at the National Grid corporate offices in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Researchers expect system to provide 20 to 50 percent energy savings
August 3, 2016
CIMCO Refrigeration Inc., Southern California Edison (SCE), and Mayekawa Manufacturing Co. announced they are collaborating to develop, build, install, and research a new refrigeration system using natural refrigerant alternatives.
As hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs), hydrocarbons (HCs), and natural refrigerants are set to replace HFCs, their often-overlooked partners — lubricants — are rarely mentioned. As the industry prepares to adhere to mandated refrigerant transitions, a common question is: “Can I use my old lubricants with new refrigerants?”
Distributor group supports use of alternative refrigerants
May 27, 2016
Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), the trade group representing nearly all refrigerant distributors and wholesalers in the refrigeration market, announced it has joined the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC).
Store installed a Hillphoenix Advansor CO2 Booster System that utilizes CO2 refrigerant
May 26, 2016
DeCicco & Sons’ newest store has been awarded Platinum GreenChill certification — the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) highest sustainability award for food retailers — due to the grocer’s investment in a refrigeration system that uses natural refrigerant.