Sydney, 22 January 2019 – The summer 2019 edition of Accelerate Australia & NZ magazine, published today, features The Bend Motorsport Park in Tailem Bend, South Australia. For the issue’s cover story, John Domino from the Peregrine Corporation, which owns The Bend, outlines how an innovative CO2 system for the race track’s commercial kitchen and cold store is delivering energy savings in Tailem Bend’s hot climate.
Speaking of hot climates, this issue showcases the first CO2 transcritical supermarket in the Middle East, in Jordan, which has delivered energy savings since opening in February 2018.
Closer to home, we look at how Heatcraft and SCM Frigo are teaming up to train Woolworths technicians and help lay the groundwork for more uptake of natural refrigerants in Australia.
ALDI Australia has installed the world’s first ‘EptaBlue Natural’ CO2 water-loop refrigeration system, in a Melbourne supermarket last September. Meanwhile Link Logistics, a freight company, has chosen CO2 for its new cold storage facility at Hobart Airport in Tasmania. Read about both in the magazine.
Beyond these shores, we report from the ChinaShop tradeshow, where several Chinese manufacturers presented their own natural refrigerant-based systems for their home market.
And in Europe, five visionary movers and shakers were recognised at our ATMOsphere Europe conference with Accelerate Europe awards for their unique contributions to advancing natural refrigerants in Europe in 2018. Our reporting from the event also shows how leading thinkers saw a bright future for CO2 in industrial as well as commercial applications.
Sergio Girotto, president of Italian firm enEX, richly deserves his Accelerate Europe Person of the Year crown. He has worked tirelessly over his long career to bring CO2 to new areas of application. Of all his achievements, he is perhaps best known for installing the first-ever CO2 transcritical system in a large supermarket, in 2001. We sat down with him to find out what makes him tick.
The issue also reports from last year’s Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Quito, Ecuador, where policymakers discussed support for energy-efficient technologies to complement the HFC phasedown.
We also interviewed Scantec’s Stefan Jensen to hear how low-charge ammonia is changing the global cold storage and logistics industries.
The issue concludes with a Technology Focus looking at a whole host of technologies that are now available to help widen the use of CO2 transcritical systems in warm climates like Australia’s.
For all this and more, click here to read the summer 2019 edition of Accelerate Australia & NZ.
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