USA: A collaboration between Emerson, Hussmann and Chemours has resulted in the donation of a refrigeration system to Gem City Market, a collaborative grocery store in Dayton, Ohio.
The Gem City Market, which open this week, is a Dayton Foundation cooperative market initiative to help address food insecurity in downtown Dayton – designated a “food desert” by the US Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service. Food deserts are defined as regions with a 20% or greater poverty rate and where a third or more of the residents live more than one mile from retail outlets selling healthy and affordable food.
To help ensure safe, high quality food at the market, Emerson donated its Copeland scroll booster refrigeration architecture – the first technology to be commercially developed at Emerson’s Helix Innovation Centre in Dayton. Donations include assembly components and 10 low temperature booster systems from Emerson, the assembled refrigeration system from Hussmann and lower-GWP refrigerant R513A (Opteon XP10) from Chemours.
“Creating innovative technologies that help the communities we call home is fundamental to our identity and purpose as a company,” said Jamie Froedge, executive president of Emerson’s Commercial & Residential Solutions business. “We are proud to put this technology to work and meet a community need in Dayton, where we researched and developed this leading-edge solution.
“Eliminating food deserts and ensuring everyone has access to fresh high-quality food is a basic human right. Partnerships with companies like Emerson and Hussmann allow us to not only support the community but grant access to next generation technologies that will help the Gem City Market remain compliant and minimize operating costs long term,” said Charles Allgood, Chemours refrigerants technology leader.