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  • New design for CO2 cascade system

    Researchers from two Spanish universities are looking for commercial licensees for a CO2 cascade refrigeration system that is said to overcome many of the current drawbacks of the technology.

    • Publication date : 2014/06/20
  • An innovative NH3/CO2 cascade system in the US

    By deploying a NH3/CO2 cascade system, a supermarket in Columbus, Georgia, reduced its annual direct emissions by at least 95%

    • Publication date : 2016/02/03
  • R134a/CO2 cascade for a French ice rink

    In the French Alps, the Alpe d’Huez ice rink has recently completely renovation, replacing the former HCFC-22 refrigeration system by an HFC-134a/CO2 cascade system.

    • Publication date : 2015/11/04
  • Innovative HFO/CO2 cascade for supermarket application

    An innovative CO2/R1234ze cascade refrigeration system with heat recovery has been installed into a 1500 m2 sales area supermarket in Parma, Italy.

    • Publication date : 2016/08/08
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • Integration of CO2 refrigeration and trigeneration systems for energy savings in supermarkets

    An article written by I. Suamir, S.A. Tassou and D. Marriott published in the International Journal of Refrigeration reports on experimental and theoretical investigations regarding the integration of CO2 refrigeration and trigeneration systems...

    • Publication date : 2012/06/28
  • Dalian builds China’s first CO2/NH3 cascade cold storage logistics base

    China is building the largest cold storage logistics base for aquatic products in Dalian, Northeast China. The 200 000-tonne, RMB 1 billion (roughly 128 million €) cold store is said to be the first large-scale cold storage logistics base adopting...

    • Publication date : 2012/12/19
  • CO2 is gaining ground in North-American supermarkets

    In Canada, according to the shecco “GUIDE 2013: Natural Refrigerants - Market Growth for North America,”over 65 food-retail stores use or have made a purchase order for CO2 secondary, cascade, or transcritical refrigeration systems. CO2 is also...

    • Publication date : 2013/08/26
  • Low-GWP alternatives in refrigerated transport

    An EPA fact sheet provides full details on alternatives to HFCs: R744, R717, hydrocarbons and HFOs, and describes alternative technologies: cryogenic systems, secondary loop systems, eutectic plates, hermetic and semi-hermetic vapour-compression...

    • Publication date : 2012/04/19
  • Reducing the environmental impact of ultra-low temperature refrigeration systems

    Ultra-low temperature (ULT) refrigeration systems often use very high-GWP HFCs. Yet, ULT systems are excluded from the scope of the regulations aimed at phasing-down HFCs. An IJR paper reviews the most promising...

    • Publication date : 2020/04/05
    • Subjects: Environment, HFCs alternatives
  • Marine refrigeration

    The use of natural refrigerants is gradually spreading. Here are two examples of their use in the marine sector: - Environmentally-friendly fish transport American Freedom is one of the world's largest refrigerated ships and can hold up to...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • Natural refrigerants in emerging countries: South Africa

    South Africa is facing an energy shortage and a rise in electricity prices. Natural refrigerants, which have important energy saving potential, are now being introduced, especially in supermarkets. Here are 2 examples: . GTZ has offered technical...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Integrated CO2-CHP system

    Brunel - a UK University - and 14 industrial partners in the commercial refrigeration sector have presented an innovative integrated energy system which has been designed to meet the needs of medium and large supermarkets and can be tailored to...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/11
  • Refrigerant news: Training in CO2

    - NVKL, the Dutch association of contractors, distributors and manufacturers, recently opened the first training centre of natural refrigerants in Europe. The new training centre is located in Ede, the Netherlands. It comprises: detection and...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Briefs: US supermarkets: CO2 gains ground

    Being already largely used in Europe, CO2 refrigeration systems might see important development in North American supermarkets. The medium-size retail chain Price Chopper Supermarkets has installed a cascade system using CO2 in the low-temperature...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Alternative Cooling Technologies conference, London, 1st February 2005

    This conference, which was co-sponsored by the UK Institute of Refrigeration and organised commercially by RAC magazine, was well attended with about 140 people present. It was arranged in five sessions. In the first session, speakers from UK...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Liquefied Natural Gas: production process and cold energy recovery

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been cooled to about -160 °C and turned into a liquid to facilitate transportation and storage. A typical LNG supply chain...

    • Last update : 2023/06/23
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : LNG and LPG
  • Hydrocarbon refrigerants

    Hydrocarbons such as R290 (propane), R600a (isobutane) or R1270 (propene/propylene) are low GWP non-toxic natural refrigerants with excellent thermodynamic properties. They offer an...

    • Last update : 2022/06/22
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Containment, refrigerant charge reduction