By Janaina Topley Lira, Sep 29, 2014, 19:23 • 4 minute reading
A new study by Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, developed in partnership with market development company shecco, has found that retailers believe natural refrigerants now outperform traditional HFC systems in terms of efficiency and performance. Designed to identify the key drivers for and against the adoption of sustainable refrigeration and refrigerant options, and understand the impact of legislation, the study found that almost two-thirds of the retailers surveyed now use natural refrigeran
Pro-natural refrigerant legislation and increased acceptance natural refrigerant technologies can contribute toward the overarching goals of carbon footprint reduction and increased energy efficiency,” says Thierry Jomard, President, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, Europe.
Investment in CO2 systems has to make financial sense, and the price of CO2 installation is becoming more accessible. There is still work to be done, but there is strong evidence that the difference in initial investment cost between CO2 transcritical and traditional systems is coming down,” summarises Nina Masson, Deputy Managing Director, shecco
We welcome the strong push by the European Union to use natural refrigerants for refrigeration. The technology for food retail applications already exists to enable a smooth transition to non-HFC refrigeration well before 2022,” states Christoph Brouwers Director Mechanical Systems Programs, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, Europe