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Why Using Propane as a Refrigerant in the Food Retail Industry is a Way Forward

As the food retail industry seeks alternative refrigerants beyond HFC’s due to environmental concerns, it is sensible to focus our attention on the increasingly viable alternative which is R290, or commonly called Propane. As a refrigerant, R290 has not caught on as quickly in North America, but it is frequently used in other parts of the world. For example, in

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New CARB Regulations Push Rise in Demand for Natural Refrigerants

The new California Air Resources Board (CARB) refrigerant regulations approved in December 2020 are expected to lead to increased adoption of natural refrigerants in the industry. Given the nature of the new regulations, which encourage the use of refrigerants with a low Global Warming Potential (GWP), natural refrigerants fit the bill. The new CARB regulation is in accordance with CARB’s goal

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How Existing and Upcoming Refrigeration Regulations Will Affect Your Business Operations

Rising sea levels, the slow erosion of the earth’s ozone layer, and the threat of global warming have enacted environmental policies in different industries around the world. The commercial refrigeration industry is no exception. Ever since the Montreal Protocol and Kyoto Protocol were put in place to protect the stratospheric ozone layer and reduce greenhouse gas emissions respectively, several states

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Health and Wellness Food Products Will Continue Trending This Year

The height of the pandemic has pushed people to look for food alternatives either for convenience or health reasons. As a result, several food trends have emerged over the past few months since the outbreak. Trends like easy-to-prepare meals, chef-inspired meals, and seafood have seen a significant rise in demand. But, out of all the food trends we have seen

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What to Expect in 2021

Food Trends: What to Expect in 2021

The year 2020 was challenging for all of us. For the food retail industry, last year was a time for retailers to quickly pivot, shift their business strategy, and consistently innovate and get creative to keep up with the ever-changing customer demand. Though it has been difficult to keep things afloat, our industry has managed to push through. As we

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Transcritical CO2 System in South America

Transcritical CO2 System in South America Found to Offer Superior Energy Efficiency

By Franco Sebastián D’Aprile, Jan 12, 2021, 05:00 GMT-5. A transcritical CO2 (R744) system installed last year at an existing distribution center in Rionegro, Antioquia, Colombia, South America (near Medellín), has so far reduced energy consumption by 45% compared to a new conventional fluorinated system, according to the equipment distributor for Columbia, which installed the system. Given this savings, and

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