Brussels, 5 March 2019 – The spring 2019 edition of Accelerate Europe magazine, published today, showcases the halogenated refrigerant phase-out strategy of multinational biotechnology company the Roche Group.
Accelerate Europe was in Basel, Switzerland, to hear from Dr. Joachim Lemberg and colleagues why natural refrigerant-based alternatives to HCFCs and HFCs are the best medicine for achieving their goal.
Another highlight of this issue is a very special Icelandic district-heating saga. An ammonia heat pump will help reduce energy costs in the Vestmannaeyar.
Last year, Lidl France opened its first supermarket to use propane for 100% of its cooling needs. Since then and from now on, each of the retailer’s new stores uses this natural refrigerant. Aarstiderne, a Danish organic food delivery company, also chose to replace HFCs with a natural alternative. Read about both in the new issue.
Ajinomoto is aiming to phase out HCFC and HFC use from its entire business by 2030. The frozen food manufacturer, specially featured in this edition, was also at our ATMOsphere Japan conference in February, where natural refrigerant movers and shakers were recognised with Accelerate Japan awards.
From the United States, this issue covers the promotion by the NHL and Chemours of HFO blends R449A and R513A as ‘green’ refrigerants, but many rink operators may prefer ammonia and/or CO2. And products that boost natural-refrigerant efficiency were on show at the AHR Expo in Atlanta.
Lyon-based Carly understands the benefits of investing early in disruptive technologies. President & CEO Cyrille Berthet told this issue of the firm’s confidence that natural refrigerants will keep it on an upward growth trajectory.
This edition’s policy section showcases initiatives that are paving the way for a smoother transition away from halogenated refrigerants in Europe, including a French tax on HFCs and natural refrigerant subsidies in Germany.
Reducing electrical energy consumption in cold stores is a complex matter, but will become necessary to achieve EU energy efficiency goals. This issue’s Technology Focus looks at what can be done to reduce the energy consumption of cold stores.
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