'Great potential' for transcritical CO2


17 July 2020

The complete Global Guide to Transcritical CO2 Refrigeration from shecco is now live, and highlights great potential for the refrigerant in industrial refrigeration.  

It points to the growth from just 140 systems counted in 2008 to more than 35,000 applications today.
“With the help of extensive research, this guide highlights the great potential of CO2 for use in refrigeration installations of any size,” said Ilana Koegelenberg, Market Development Manager at shecco and lead author of the guide. “It is exciting to note the rapid rate at which transcritical CO2 refrigeration installations are increasing globally – no longer just in Europe alone.”
Through global data collection from manufacturers, the amount of installations is now estimated at more than 35,500 systems . This is an exponential increase from the 140 installations counted in 2008 (all of which were in Europe). This growth is most noticeable within regions such as Europe, the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Together with an industry-wide survey, the data has highlighted various key trends. “The most noticeable trend is the expansion of suitable applications beyond the traditional commercial food retail industry; where today, especially in Europe, transcritical CO2 has become almost a ‘no-brainer’ for both new and retrofit installations,” said Koegelenberg. 
Part 1 of the guide was published in May and highlights the history of CO2, its key characteristics, basic system descriptions, and includes a chapter on practical, real-life transcritical CO2 applications around the world. 
Part 2, published in June, is based on a global industry survey as well as an in-depth data collection drive that engaged manufacturers around the world. It includes a policy update, articles on convenience store applications and more traditional commercial refrigeration uses, as well as case studies.
The complete guide also includes the previously unreleased Part 3, featuring chapters on industrial refrigeration trends and the future of the market, including a section on drivers and barriers to the uptake of CO2. Quotes from stakeholders around the world illustrate the benefit of transcritical CO2 over HFC and HFO systems, complemented by four thought leader features that give greater insight into the CO2 market; past, present, and future. Part 3 also includes various partner interviews and case studies to also provide insight from the manufacturers’ side. 
Download the complete guide here.
Free webinar
A free webinar will take place on July 23 to share key findings from the complete guide. Interested parties are invited to register online to find out more about key market trends and projections. 

Register for the webinar here.

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