For a couple of years now there has been a growing sense of anticipation from exhibitors and attendees at US trade fairs, regarding the future of CO2 in the commercial refrigeration sector. At FMI Connect 2014, US companies Hillphoenix, Parker Sporlan, BAC, and Howe Corporation showcased a range of CO2 technologies. Whilst CO2 has yet to become a standard solution in the US retail sector, as it has in Canada and Europe, the growing product offering and investment
This [the Value Pack] is a lower cost alternative to conventional booster system technology,” said Scott Martin, Director Sustainable Technologies for Hillphoenix. “There has been a lot of positive feedback about lowering the overall installation price and the total cost of ownership of CO2 vs DX technologies. We’re really excited about the future of CO2 and continue to develop products that bring down that cost differential compared to traditional HFC technologies.”
We see great potential because more and more stores and supermarkets are testing CO2 systems in the US and worldwide,” Andrew Ortman, VP Sales and Marketing, Howe Corporation.