Brooklyn, N.Y., April 26, 2017: The decision by Frialsa, Mexico’s largest cold-storage operator, to buck tradition and make ammonia/CO2 refrigeration its standard cooling system is explained in the April 2017 issue of Accelerate America, published online last week.
Produced by shecco, the worldwide expert in natural refrigerant news, Accelerate America is the first news magazine written for and about the most progressive business leaders working with climate-friendly natural refrigerants in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Accelerate America is viewable online at no charge at http://www.acceleratena.com. In addition, print copies are distributed at major North American trade shows serving the HVAC (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning) and refrigeration industries, and mailed to key end users in food retail, foodservice, cold storage, food processing and other sectors.
shecco is also releasing its Accelerate America podcast this week, featuring audio recordings of three key articles from the April issue.
Frialsa is leading its country’s adoption of ammonia/CO2 systems that are 15%-20% more energy efficient than conventional ammonia equipment. They are safer too because ammonia/CO2 systems use much less ammonia, and the ammonia is confined to the engine room. Frialsa now uses this technology at five of its 24 facilities, with two new ammonia/CO2 plants coming this year.
The April 2017 issue (volume 3, No. 24) also looks at Project Drawdown, which has put refrigerant management at the top of its list of 80 greenhouse-gas-reduction strategies; the growth of CO2 condensing units in Japan and Europe; and transcritical CO2 system that has saved New York grocer DeCicco & Sons $74,000 in annual energy costs.
Also featured: Trump’s budget proposal seeks to end the GreenChill Partnership; the IIAR-2 ammonia safety standard is catching on; refrigeration innovations and energy-efficiency advances at a medley of trade shows; Azane is bringing its U.K. parent’s low-charge-ammonia packages to the U.S.
For the last 16 years, market accelerator shecco has been active in helping bring climate friendly technologies faster to market. shecco supports over 100 partners worldwide in the HVAC&R sector, where the focus is on sustainable refrigeration, heating & cooling technologies using natural refrigerants. shecco offers a variety of services in three areas: 1) media, including online industry platforms, magazines and a catalog of dedicated research reports; 2) market development, including market research, consultancy and public affairs services, as well as special international projects; and 3) events, including international conferences and national workshops.
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