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All ALDI US Stores Will Transition to Natural Refrigerants by 2035

Rapidly growing grocery chain ALDI unveiled a new goal to transition to natural refrigerants across its United States stores by the end of 2035, according to a press release from the company. ALDI already uses environmentally-friendly refrigerants in more than 600 stores and said it will purchase low global warming potential refrigerants for all new and remodeled stores. “Transitioning to [...]

Recommended CO2 Grades for use as a refrigerant in a CO2 Booster system

Due to global supply chain challenges, there has been a shortage of Carbon Dioxide (CO2 ) available for refrigerant grade CO2 as well as for gas cylinders. This bulletin is designed to provide Dover Food Retail’s recommendations and guidelines for using the appropriate grade of CO2 (R744) as a natural refrigerant. CO2 is produced as a byproduct of several manufacturing [...]

By |2023-11-03T13:31:06+00:00October 27, 2023|Second Nature & CO2|0 Comments

Hillphoenix Earns EPA Greenchill Store Certification Excellence Recognition for 12th Consecutive Year

ATLANTA, GA, Oct. 10, 2023 — Hillphoenix, a pioneer in designing environmentally sustainable refrigeration systems, has once again earned the GreenChill Store Certification Excellence recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  This achievement recognizes the commercial refrigeration systems manufacturer that installed the most advanced refrigeration systems in GreenChill-Certified Stores in the past year. Inclusive of the 2022-2023 cycle, Hillphoenix [...]

Proposed Rule 26 – Listing of Substitutes under the SNAP Program in Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration.

On May 1, 2023, EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan signed a proposed rule titled, “Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program in Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration.” This proposed action lists new alternatives  for commercial and industrial refrigeration, specifically for retail food refrigeration (new), commercial ice machines (new), industrial process refrigeration (new), cold storage [...]

EPA AIM Act Proposed Rule

A new proposed rule from the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) would have the following impacts on equipment sold and used in the food retail industry if approved: Beginning January 1st, 2025 Equipment containing >200 lbs. of refrigerant must use a refrigerant with <150 GWP Example: Centralized or distributed refrigeration racks Equipment containing <200 lbs. of refrigerant must use a [...]

Despite Current Supply Challenges, the Decision to Utilize CO2 as a Refrigerant Can Give Retailers a More Secure Place in The Future

The past couple of years have presented challenges for the global supply chain and our industry has not been excluded from those challenges. Supply chain issues from the COVID pandemic combined with contamination at a naturally occurring CO2 site have had a lingering impact on CO2 gas production and its availability. CO2 is produced as a byproduct of several manufacturing [...]

By |2023-04-17T17:31:05+00:00November 29, 2022|Refrigeration Systems, Second Nature & CO2|0 Comments

Why Training Is Important When Dealing with Natural Refrigerants

The well-documented and ongoing battle against climate change is leading to increased regulation of the refrigeration industry pushing customers to switch from the use of HFCs as refrigerants to more eco-friendly alternatives, such as natural refrigerants. For example, the use of alternative refrigerants is also heavily driven by the existing and upcoming refrigeration regulations set by different environmental agencies, such [...]

By |2023-04-19T20:46:34+00:00July 28, 2022|Learning Center, Second Nature & CO2|0 Comments

Top 3 Reasons Why R-290 Self-contained Cases Are a Good Choice for Grocery Stores

Refrigeration has long been a resource for the food retail industry for preserving products and keeping them fresh during transport and in stores.  However, with current and upcoming federal and state laws and/or regulations in place to limit or phase out the use of HFCs in commercial refrigeration systems. Retailers are looking to substitute those refrigerants with natural refrigerant alternatives. [...]

By |2023-04-20T18:08:15+00:00July 6, 2022|Food Retail, Second Nature & CO2|0 Comments

Natural Refrigerants FAQs—Here’s What You Need to Know

The use of natural refrigeration systems is getting ever more popular in the food retail industry. Due to different environmental regulations aiming to cut harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and the growing cost of HFC refrigerants, adopting sustainable solutions is the best way forward. However, natural refrigerants’ popularity doesn’t come without apprehensions and worries among retailers. This blog aims to clarify [...]

What’s So Important About Stopping Global Warming Anyway?

The fight against global warming has been a long-standing crusade for many decades now. Today, the push towards curbing global warming and eradicating climate change is deeply visible in the media, government campaigns, and often included as part of corporate responsibility initiatives. These environmental efforts are so prevalent and already deeply ingrained in our culture that one may ask, “What’s [...]

By |2023-04-20T14:52:14+00:00March 7, 2022|Refrigeration Systems, Second Nature & CO2|0 Comments
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