According to a new report by Carrier Commercial Refrigeration almost two-thirds of large supermarkets from North and West European countries now use natural refrigerants in their stores, a trend driven by company-wide sustainability policies, and one that is outpacing EU legislation. The study, developed in partnership with market development company shecco, seeks to provide a clear picture of the key drivers for and against the adoption of sustainable refrigeration and refrigerant options, and
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,” adds Christoph Brouwers Director Mechanical Systems Programs, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, Europe