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Aldi Süd reaches 1,000th CO2 milestone

GERMANY: Retailer Aldi Süd claims to have reached the milestone of 1000 CO2 refrigeration system installations in its stores.

The German retailer took the decision in 2010 to equip all new buildings with CO2 systems. Since the beginning of last year, it has ramped-up investment in the purchase of new equipment based solely on CO2. In addition, since the beginning of 2016 all stand-alone units are operated 100% with the “natural” refrigerant propane.

Claiming a pioneering lead in CO2 technology in the German retail sector, Aldi Süd’s project management director Agnes Macherey said: “The ongoing optimization of CO2 technology and the associated use of modern chillers fit our holistic approach to sustainability.”

Long term, the intention is to convert all 1870 branches in Germany to only “environmentally-friendly” refrigeration technology.

Aldi Suisse locations now CO2 neutral

In a separate environmental milestone, Aldi Suisse, the company’s Swiss operation, claims to have achieved CO2 neutrality across its locations.

This has been achieved by investing in energy efficiency, the purchase of sustainable energy, the use of “natural” refrigerants, and investment in carbon offset projects.

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23rd February 2024

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Large capacity ULT chiller using neon refrigerant

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21st February 2024

CCF publishes election manifesto

UK: In a new manifesto ahead of this year’s general election, the Cold Chain Federation (CCF) is calling for future government’s to take action to recognise the industry’s crucial contributions.
21st February 2024

Sanhua extends expansion valve applications

SPAIN: Sanhua’s SEC HD electric expansion valve controller is now compatible for a variety of applications with 29 commonly used refrigerants, including CO2, hydrocarbons and HFCs. 
20th February 2024

F-gas regulation published in Official Journal

EUROPE: The new F-gas regulation has now been published in the EU’s Official Journal, making it legally binding and entering into force in 20 days.
20th February 2024

Carrier Germany increases heat pump training

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