COLLEGE PARK, Ga. — Food Lion and refrigeration manufacturer Kysor//Warren unveiled a “cascading” refrigeration system with naturally occurring carbon dioxide to keep frozen and fresh foods cold at a store here.
Food Lion demonstrated the system during an event held for industry peers and members of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership, a cooperative alliance working to reduce the use of ozone-depleting gases and curb greenhouse gas refrigerant emissions.
The store here is Food Lion's fourth GreenChill advanced refrigeration store and its third store to incorporate the use of carbon dioxide, a natural compound that reduces the amount of refrigerants needed to keep products cool or frozen by more than 30%. The system is Food Lion's first cascading carbon dioxide refrigeration cycle, which uses a single system and just one condensing unit to refrigerate and freeze foods.
"Food Lion has a longstanding commitment to environmentally friendly operations," said Wayne Rosa, Food Lion's energy and maintenance manager, in a statement. "The advanced refrigeration system in our College Park store offers sustainability-minded grocers like Food Lion another way to dramatically reduce the amount of ozone-depleting refrigerants their coolers and freezers use."
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