Sydney, 25 October: The first movers towards natural refrigerants were attracted by the environmental benefits. It was about companies reducing the climate footprint of their HVAC&R needs. Yet the spring edition of Accelerate Australia & NZ magazine captures a new wave of adoption. As the technologies take on a bigger market share, end users are harnessing them to become more competitive.
The Stone & Wood Brewing Company understands the business case for natural refrigerants. This issue’s cover story tells the tale of how Nick Cornish, engineering manager at the award-winning independent craft brewer, teamed up with industrial refrigeration contractor Gordon Brothers Industries to fit a brand new ammonia plant at its brewery in Murwillumbah, New South Wales.
Down in the Snowy Mountains, we look at how Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia has installed the Q-ton CO2 air-to-water heat pump at the Matterhorn Lodge, Perisher Valley.
Also in New South Wales, the state’s Office of Environment and Heritage has released a new industrial refrigeration guide outlining 15 technologies that help save on energy costs, including natural refrigerant solutions.
Beyond these shores, this issue’s industrial refrigeration theme continues. Swiss multinational Nestlé, Mexican cold storage operator Frialsa and Belgian retailer Colruyt are all harnessing ammonia to satisfy some of their cooling needs.
Coverage of recent ATMOsphere conferences in Asia and Europe also sheds light on the progress being made in bringing natural refrigerant-based technologies to market elsewhere in the world.
Features on the FMI Energy & Store Development Conference in Orlando, Florida and New Zealand-based company Photonic Innovations’ new Australian partnerships complete this spring edition of Accelerate Australia & NZ.
Click here to read the spring edition of Accelerate Australia & NZ online.
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