Sydney, 30 January 2018: Facing some of the highest energy costs in the world in its South Australia home, Drakes Supermarkets – Australia’s largest independent grocery retailer – is more committed than ever to its natural refrigerant future.
In the summer 2018 edition of Accelerate Australia & NZ magazine, Bob Soang, Drakes’ general manager, outlines the firm’s plans to open three new CO2 transcritical-based supermarkets by the end of February.
Other progressive industry leaders are turning to natural refrigerants as a cost-effective and future-proof means of serving their HVAC&R needs. Retailers in search of inspiration from other parts of the world need look no further than ALDI US (United States) and Sainsbury’s (United Kingdom), both of which feature in this edition.
Policy, too, is firmly on this issue’s radar. “2018 promises to be an exciting year for the HVAC&R sector as countries prepare for the entry into force of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol in 2019,” said Accelerate Australia & NZ Editor Andrew Williams.
“We can expect new policy developments to boost the market prospects for natural refrigerants in the year to come,” Williams said.
Heat pumps are a promising growth area. This issue’s Technology Focus looks at what’s needed to facilitate the transition away from HFCs to natural refrigerants.
Coverage of ATMOsphere conferences on natural refrigerants in Madrid and Berlin, new HFC reduction prospects in the America’s Pledge report, and the opening by Food Techno Engineering Co., Ltd. of a new testing facility for CO2 transcritical systems in Japan are among the other stories waiting for you in this new-look edition.
Click here to read the summer edition of Accelerate Australia & NZ online.
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