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Firm Opens a Research Laboratory to Test Transcritical CO2 refrigeration Systems

Japanese firm boasts ‘world’s first’ CO2 research laboratory r744.com, November 29, 2017 To push the development of CO2 technology forward – especially in the food-manufacturing sector – Food Techno Engineering Co., Ltd. (FTE), an engineering and contracting company headquartered in Osaka, Japan, has opened a research laboratory to demonstrate and test cutting-edge transcritical CO2 refrigeration systems. The CO2 research […]

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Carrier Naturaline Co2 Refrigeration Systems Are Being Tested in Shipping Containers

Maersk begins testing CO2-cooled shipping containers r744.com, September 18, 2017 In a move that could lead to wider uptake of natural refrigerant-based cooling solutions in the maritime sector, Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, has begun testing 100 refrigerated shipping containers fitted with Carrier Transicold’s NaturaLINE CO2 refrigeration system at the port of Santa […]

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Natural Refrigerants in Light Commercial Applications Is on the Rise

Growing use of CO2 and hydrocarbons in light commercial refrigeration continues to freeze out HFCs Hydrocarbons, September 22, 2015. Image credit: stokpic There are currently more than 291,000 natural refrigerant-based light commercial units in North America, with more than 181,000 units using hydrocarbons and 109,000 employing CO2. shecco’s previous market report on North America in 2013 […]

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Obama’s Executive Order Aims to Cut Federal Government GHG Emissions by 2025

Obama’s Latest Executive Order Cuts Government CO2 Emissions, And The Private Sector’s Joining In Think Progress, March 19, 2015 On Thursday morning, President Obama signed a new executive order that requires the federal government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2025 from 2008 levels. A fact sheet distributed by the White House […]

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Small-Diameter Copper Tubes Offer Refrigerants Eco-Friendly High Efficiency

Small-Diameter Copper Tubes with Alloying Elements Can Handle CO2 Refrigerant ACHR News, January 15, 2015 Smaller-diameter copper tubes strengthened with low percentages of alloying elements can withstand the higher pressures of the new refrigerants such as CO2 (R-744), according to the International Copper Association. Refrigerants with low global warming potential (GWP) typically must operate at […]