Delhaize America opened its first 100% CO2 transcritical store in the US in July 2013. In the Hannaford supermarket in Turner, Maine, a CO2 transcritical booster system for low and medium temperatures was installed and supplemented with a glycol heat reclaim system and a warm gas defrost system. The Hannaford store is the first supermarket in the US to employ an environmentally friendly transcritical refrigeration system using only CO2 to chill and freeze foods.
Carnot is proud of this ambitious project with Hannaford. Being the first mover is not always easy and Hannaford managed to raise this very exciting challenge. To work with Hannaford was a great pleasure and we now hope that this success will inspire all those wanting to cross over into natural refrigerants,” says Simon Bérubé, Vice-President of Strategic Development at Carnot.