R744.com RSS feed news, products, community - R744.com is theindustry platform for CO2 cooling and heatingexperts worldwide. Everything R744 http://www.r744.com/rss article company event paper R744.com RSS feed http://www.r744.com/rss http://www.r744.com/themes/r744/img/logo.png 140 70 (c) 2014 R744.com RSS2Writer Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:29:17 +0100 http://www.r744.com/rss en-gb Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:29:17 +0100 Gulfood http://www.r744.com/events/view/789 http://www.r744.com/events/view/789 2014-12-18 11:05:00 event <p><span style="color: #000000;">In</span><span style="color: #000000;"> 2014, Gulfood: t</span><span style="color: #000000;">he world's biggest annual food &amp; hospitality show will c<span style="color: #000000;">elebrate its&nbsp;the 20th edition in Dubai</span></span><span style="color: #000000;">. </span>Established over 25 years, Gulfood has a well deserved reputation amongst exporters for delivering spectacular return on investment. For the exporter seeking new sales from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, Gulfood provides a trade and sourcing platform without equal, where international flavours find world-class business. Benefit from the region's premier knowledge exchange from education, training, competitions &amp; live events. Gulfood strives to inspire and inform.</p> Prototype shows the future of the E-Class http://www.r744.com/news/view/5958 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5958 2014-12-18 10:59:01 article <div>More rounded, lighter and more economical, the new Mercedes E-Class is set for 2016 standards. Many eyes are fixed on the new E-Class, because the model has been available since 2009, and despite a few facelifts, seems a little old-fashioned in light of the C- and S- Class. The new E-calss will be one of the first Mercedes Models to use CO2 mobile air conditioning systems.</div> Four new buses for nearly one million Euros http://www.r744.com/news/view/5956 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5956 2014-12-18 10:28:44 article Transport company VGF has purchased four new buses, which use particularly environmentally friendly air conditioning systems, for the city of Fulda. Mayor Gerhard Möller and CEOs of VGF, Thomas Lang and Reiner Wunderlich officially launched the modern vehicles at the bus station on Friday. CO2&nbsp;scores goal at Quebec ice rink http://www.r744.com/news/view/5954 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5954 2014-12-17 17:58:07 article <div> <div>Dollard-des-Ormeaux&rsquo;s Civic Center has cut energy costs with a CO<sub>2</sub>-only transcritical refrigeration system, just the second in North America. In this article we learn of how this ice-rink came to be, the advantages that the Civic Center is experiencing and what the future of CO<sub>2</sub> usage in ice-rinks is.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div><a href="http://accelerate.shecco.com/" target="_blank" style="border:0 #fff solid;"> <img src="http://www.r744.com/web/assets/banner/image/61_read_on_acclerate_banner_2.png" width="616" height="150" border="0" alt="Read this article in Accelerate" /><br /> </a></div> Article continues on page 20 of Accelerate America Edition #2, December/January double issue Bitzer confirms CO2&nbsp;is no longer a niche market with sales of more than 40,000 R744 compressors http://www.r744.com/news/view/5951 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5951 2014-12-17 16:17:38 article Bitzer gave a stimulating presentation at the Chillventa 2014 trade fair &ndash; organised in Nuremberg - focusing on the future of CO<sub>2</sub> as a refrigerant and their intrinsic role within it. The presentation noted that over the last 15 years, the use of CO<sub>2</sub> as a refrigerant has transcended its previous niche market to become a preferred choice for more and more customers in commercial refrigeration.&nbsp; Panasonic debuts 2015 CO2 line-up at 4th ATMOsphere Network Tokyo http://www.r744.com/news/view/5938 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5938 2014-12-15 17:21:43 article On 27 November nearly 100 leading Japanese supermarket and convenience store brands, system and component suppliers, ministries, media and other HVAC&amp;R industry stakeholders gathered for the fourth edition of the ATMOsphere Network Tokyo to learn more about global trends in commercial refrigeration using natural refrigerants. As an exclusive world-first introduction, Panasonic ES&rsquo;s president Yasuhiro Shibata presented a second generation of CO<sub>2</sub> condensing units and an extended line-up of CO<sub>2</sub> showcases available from spring 2015. Whole Foods' journey to natural refrigerants http://www.r744.com/news/view/5937 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5937 2014-12-15 15:29:02 article Whole Foods, which operates close to 400 stores and plans to have as many as 1,200, is on a journey to discover the optimal refrigerant and refrigeration system for its stores from both an operational and environmental perspective. <br /> <br /> Like some other U.S. food retailers, Whole Foods began its natural refrigerant journey, in 2009, with installations of secondary CO<sub>2</sub> and cascade CO<sub>2 </sub>refrigeration systems, which have lower levels of HFCs than DX systems. The chain has three secondary pumped-CO<sub>2</sub> locations (Dedham, Mass., Boulder, Colo., and Salt Lake City) and six low-temperature cascade CO<sub>2</sub> stores (three in Northern California and three in the Northeast). One cascade store in San Francisco&rsquo;s Castro district uses CO<sub>2</sub> cooling for both medium and low-temp cases.<br /> <br type="_moz" /> <div><a href="http://accelerate.shecco.com/" target="_blank" style="border:0 #fff solid;"> <img src="http://www.r744.com/web/assets/banner/image/61_read_on_acclerate_banner_2.png" width="616" height="150" border="0" alt="Read this article in Accelerate" /><br /> </a></div> Article continues on page 10 of Accelerate America Edition #2, December/January double issue Green &amp; Cool celebrates 10 million hours this Christmas! http://www.r744.com/news/view/5936 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5936 2014-12-15 15:01:36 article At the start of December the total run time of all the refrigeration systems supplied by Green &amp; Cool reached 10 million. This is a milestone that gives the company and all its satisfied customers a little extra reason to celebrate Christmas. Find everything natural refrigerant at the 2015 AHR Expo in the windy city http://www.r744.com/news/view/5935 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5935 2014-12-15 13:33:39 article The 2015 AHR Expo, anticipated to be the largest AHR Expo ever held, attracting more than 60,000 HVAC&amp;R professionals and 2000 exhibitors, will present a variety of products suitable for the heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration sector. As an aid for people interested specifically in natural refrigerants, market development company shecco is launching the &quot;Guide to the 2015 AHR Expo - everything natural refrigerant at the show,&quot; a publication compiling information on companies offering products and services for CO<sub>2</sub>&nbsp;ammonia, hydrocarbons and water as refrigerants, and highlighting natural refrigerant related events during the trade fair. Introduction of New CO2 Cooling System http://www.r744.com/knowledge/view/1685 http://www.r744.com/knowledge/view/1685 2014-12-15 00:00:00 paper One of the highlights of the ATMOsphere network event was the announcement by Panasonic ES about its new lineup of CO<sub>2</sub> condensing units (CU) and showcases for supermarkets and convenience stores, for 2015. Major design and function changes were adapted to the lineup of all 4 models of CU (20,15, 10 and 2HP). The new 20HP CU is 20% lighter and has 34% reduced volume (size), single fan (previously two fans for 20 and 15HP CUs) provides noise reduction. New bench mark in CO2 technology http://www.r744.com/news/view/5929 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5929 2014-12-12 15:03:50 article Since the beginning of november 2014, groceries at the migros branch in Ibach Switzerland are cooled at evaporation temperatures of -2&deg;C Resp. -25&deg;C. These extremely high temperature levels in commercial refrigeration are setting a new bench mark worldwide. Dure to advanced CO2 technology, energy savings of at least 25% are expected. This quantum leap is achieved by the sophiticated integration of five ejectors. Bicold Engineering http://www.r744.com/companies/view/bicold_engineering http://www.r744.com/companies/view/bicold_engineering 2014-12-12 00:00:00 company <div>Bicold Engineering was founded in 2003. From the very first beginning Bicold appears as a new reality of the commercial and industrial refrigeration industry, presenting its first production of condensing units.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Nowadays Bicold Engineering continues its growth developing a whole range of units addressed to the refrigeration market: condensing units, multi compressor packs and Liquid coolers (chiller) only cold, heat pumps, and motocondensing and motoevaporating versions.</div> Chillventa 2016 http://www.r744.com/events/view/787 http://www.r744.com/events/view/787 2014-12-12 00:00:00 event Taking place in Nuremberg, Germany, from Oct. 11-13 2016, Chillventa is a leading industry trade fair highlighting latest trends and product innovations from the refrigeration and air conditioning sector. <br /> <br /> Whether heat exchangers, control &amp; instrumentation or evaporators, the industry, wholesale trade, professional associations and research meet at Chillventa to discuss the most important questions on refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pumps.<br /> UPDATE: Canada to align with the US on limiting the use of HFCs http://www.r744.com/news/view/5718 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5718 2014-12-11 17:27:11 article At the UN Climate Summit held in New York on 23 September, the Canadian Environment Minister announced that the government would soon publish a Notice of Intent to regulate HFCs in-line with the proposals recently published by the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA). <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">Update: In December 2014, a Notice of Intent was published specifying that the government considers prohibition of R134a and other high GWP refrigerants in commercial refrigeration. Consultation is open until 16 January 2015.</span> New Condor supermarket store which uses a CO2 refrigeration system is open for business in Paran&aacute;, Brazil http://www.r744.com/news/view/5928 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5928 2014-12-11 14:46:20 article On 5 November 2014, the Condor supermarket chain opened a new store in Paran&aacute;, Brazil. This store has been equipped with a cutting edge refrigeration system which works with CO<sub>2</sub>. Thanks to this new refrigeration system, the store expects to reduce its energy consumption by 20%. The new store also features a rainwater storage system to further boost energy efficiency. UPDATE: ATMOsphere America 2015 is moving South to Atlanta, Georgia http://www.r744.com/news/view/5849 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5849 2014-12-10 15:58:26 article ATMOsphere America - The Business Case for Natural Refrigerants in North America is back for its 4<sup>th</sup> edition, this time in Atlanta, Georgia on 25 &amp; 26 June. With 300-350 HVAC&amp;R industry experts expected to participate, this promises to be the biggest ATMOsphere event to date. <span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">+ Registration has kicked off with a holiday special</span> SCM Frigo&rsquo;s Nicola Pignatelli&nbsp;talks CO2 boosters and Europe's green future http://www.r744.com/news/view/5924 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5924 2014-12-10 15:57:40 article R744.com caught up with Nicola Pignatelli, Sales Director at&nbsp;SCM Frigo, to find out about the company's latest generation of CO<sub>2</sub> booster systems for supermarket applications, the <b>Emerald line</b>, presented at Chillventa 2014. SCM Frigo's CO<sub>2</sub> boosters are some of the most efficient systems available today, adaptable to various climate scenarios. Delhaize Belgium is first to sustainable delivery with CryoTech temperature controlled solutions http://www.r744.com/news/view/5923 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5923 2014-12-10 11:41:26 article <div>As part of its sustainability commitment, Delhaize wanted refrigeration technology that would enable them to reduce their carbon footprint during transportation of products from distribution centers to stores and allow for quiet and off-peak hours deliveries. After careful evaluation, leaders at Delhaize teamed up with Gradius, the Belgian dealer of Thermo King, and use CryoTech units in selected refrigeration vehicles.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&ldquo;Our goal is to make Delhaize and all its activities more sustainable,&rdquo; said Mark Verleye, senior vice president, Purchase and Supply Chain at Delhaize. &ldquo;This strategy includes reduction of greenhouse gas emissions related to our business by 20 percent by 2020 as compared to 2008. We hope the Thermo King CryoTech technology will accompany us on the road there.&rdquo;</div> 4th ATMOsphere network Tokyo: Lawson is world No1 with 550 CO2 CVS stores http://www.r744.com/news/view/5917 http://www.r744.com/news/view/5917 2014-12-09 12:13:35 article On 27 November over 30 retailers from leading Japanese supermarket and convenience store brands gathered for the fourth edition of the ATMOsphere network Tokyo meetings to learn more about global trends in commercial refrigeration using natural refrigerants. Four of the leading retailers Lawson, AEON, Hanshoku and the Tokyu Department Store shared their experiences with CO<sub>2</sub>. Tokyu Department Store - CO2 Refrigeration System Case Study (in Japanese) http://www.r744.com/knowledge/view/1684 http://www.r744.com/knowledge/view/1684 2014-12-09 00:00:00 paper Kazuo Nakano and Tatsuya Tamura, representing the Tokyu Department Store, a Japanese retailer with 11 stores in Japan and one abroad, introduced the company&rsquo;s actions to reduce the environmental impact of its stores and operations. The company&rsquo;s efforts include introducing CO<sub>2</sub> refrigeration in a pilot project supported by METI. Shibuya Hikarie, a flagship department store in the centre of Tokyo, opened in April 2012, features 6 units of 13HP water-cooled CO<sub>2</sub> condensing units providing cooling to 40 showcases and 10 prefabricated refrigerated rooms. In comparison to an HFC system, energy efficiency has been improved by 26% and CO<sub>2</sub> emissions reduced by 215 tonnes of CO<sub>2</sub>-eq per year.