Retailers See Tradeoffs in CO2 Refrigeration

Retailers See Tradeoffs in CO2 Refrigeration

“We continue making improvements with each [carbon dioxide] system and believe that advancing CO2 technologies in supermarket refrigeration systems is absolutely vital." — Paul Anderson, engineering group manager, Target

PHOENIX — U.S. food retailers testing commercial refrigeration systems that use carbon dioxide as a key refrigerant have found them to have a much smaller impact on climate change — but still carry higher energy and equipment costs — than a traditional refrigeration system.

On the other hand, Sobeys, Stellarton, Nova Scotia, has been rapidly deploying a CO2 system, not yet used in the U.S., that

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