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Over 125 CO2 supermarkets in North America, with many more planned
Unique to shecco’s newly released “GUIDE 2013: Natural Refrigerants - Market Growth for North America" are the first CO2 supermarket maps for Canada and the US, which pinpoint the number of CO2 supermarket installations by Province and State. The maps reveal over 125 secondary, cascade and transcritical installations, with many more planned.
Number of CO2 supermarkets in the US
Since the US EPA approved the use of CO2 in food retail refrigeration and cold storage warehouses US food retailers began making significant investments in CO2 refrigeration. Retailers that opted for CO2 include the Sprouts Farmers Market Westlake village store, which employs a CO2 cascade system for both low temperature and medium temperature applications. Shoprite, a small independent retailer, has a store in the Hatfield Pointe shopping Center in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, that combines a medium temperature secondary coolant system using glycol and a low temperature direct expansion cascade system using CO2 as a refrigerant.
Results in the “GUIDE” CO2 supermarket map for the United States:
- CO2 transcritical installations: 2 planned installations for 2013 **This needs to be higher!!!**
- CO2 cascade installations: 20 completed installations or purchase orders made in 2012
- CO2 secondary installations: 55 completed installations or purchase orders made in 2012, and 25 planned installations for 2013.
In the US the voluntary GreenChill partnership, an initiative of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is helping to spur the switch to natural refrigerants and CO2 refrigeration. Aimed at reducing refrigerant emissions from supermarkets and decreasing the impact of supermarket refrigeration on the ozone layer and climate change, GreenChill represents more than 8000 supermarkets in all 50 states and Washington, DC.
For example, SUPERVALU’s Carpinteria store in California was named ‘Best of the Best’ at the GreenChill ‘2012 Environmental Achievement Awards’. With GreenChill platinum-level store certification, this is the first US supermarket store with only natural refrigeration systems, including CO2, ammonia and hydrocarbons, installed throughout.
Number of CO2 supermarkets in Canada
Canada leads the way when it comes to implementing CO2 refrigeration systems in North America. According to the “GUIDE”, over 65 food retail stores use, or have made a purchase order, for CO2 secondary, cascade, and transcritical refrigeration systems. CO2 transcritical in particular, is rapidly becoming an established industry standard. For example, retailer Sobey’s has already installed 36 CO2 transcritical systems and 22 more have been approved for 2013. At the end of last year, Overwaitea Food Group (OFG) made a widely reported investment in a CO2 transcritical booster system at their Urban Fare Express store.
Results in the “GUIDE” CO2 supermarket map for Canada:
- CO2 transcritical installations: 37 completed installations or purchase orders made in 2012, and 24 planned installations for 2013.
- CO2 cascade installations: 10 completed installations or purchase orders made in 2012.
- CO2 secondary installations: 3 completed installations or purchase orders made in 2012,
Several regional initiatives have helped to incentivise investment in CO2 refrigeration in Canada, by offering rebates and financing to offset the cost of new, energy efficient commercial refrigeration installations. These initiatives include the refrigeration optimisation programme (OPTER) administered by Québec’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife, the power sense programmes in British Columbia, the Manitoba Commercial Refrigeration Program; and efficiency Nova Scotia. OPTER is perhaps one of the most influential of these, encouraging large refrigeration system owners to make the switch to the more environmentally friendly types of systems that are available today
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