Low-GWP refrigeration using carbon dioxide

CO₂ is fast becoming the preferred refrigerant in Food Retail applications and Danfoss is leading the way towards the adoption of CO₂. With the implementation of refrigerant regulations like the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol (Global) and F-gas regulative (Europe), the quest for alternative solutions is accelerating even further and CO₂ is now recognized as the most viable and efficient solution among natural refrigerants in Food Retail applications.

Danfoss has pioneered CO₂ technologies for both trans-critical and sub-critical systems for more than ten years and has gained valuable experience from thousands of installations all over the world. The many installations have proved that CO₂ can be applied in supermarkets enabling both environmentally friendly and energy saving systems in all types of stores.

CO₂ food retail infographic - Danfoss

Why choose CO₂ as refrigerant?

Today, CO2 has proved itself as a highly reliable and cost effective refrigerant in all climates. Take a look at the CO2 infographic to learn more about all the benefits.

Features and benefits

One solution across all climates

Lowest possible Global Warming Potential (GWP)

Smart solutions for high system efficiency

Proven with more than 10,000 trans-critical CO2 systems worldwide

Industry leading application support and guidance to choose the best solution

Discover the opportunities of CO₂ refrigeration

Danfoss leads the development of solutions and components for CO₂ refrigeration and offers a wide range of products specifically designed for CO₂ transcritical systems.

Documents

Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Brochure - AD Save energy and protect the environment with CO2 solutions - Special version for Food Retail French Multiple 23 Aug, 2018 3.3 MB .pdf
Brochure - AD Save energy and protect the environment with CO2 solutions - Special version for Food Retail English Multiple 23 Aug, 2018 3.3 MB .pdf

Software

Coolselector®2

The truth is Cool(selector®2)

Coolselector®2 features unbiased calculations for the selection of refrigeration and air conditioning components based on the user’s requirements or based on standard operating conditions.

 

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Case studies

  • Aarstiderne is located in the old manor Barritskov in eastern Jutland, Denmark.
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    A stronger environmental profile and energy savings of approx. 30% from a cooling solution that can be expanded as needed. These are the results so far for Danish organic food company Aarstiderne. Since Q1 2018, the company’s facilities at Barritskov, Denmark, have relied on a CO₂ cooling system with Danfoss components delivered by refrigeration installer company JF Køleteknik A/S.

  • Russia’s first transcritical CO₂ hypermarket Danfoss
    Russia’s first transcritical CO₂ hypermarket

    In Voskresensk, Russian retailer Magnit has opened the first hypermarket in Russia using a transcritical booster refrigeration system with carbon dioxide (CO₂) — an eco-friendly and natural refrigerant.

  • Italy
    Italy's largest hypermarket opts for CO₂ refrigeration

    The use of transcritical CO₂ refrigeration in warm climates has been a hot topic for years. In Milan, the brand new 10,000 m² Iper market is a pioneer in CO₂ refrigeration using ejector technology to enhance efficiency in temperatures up to 38 °C.

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    A case study on ejector efficiency based on four test sites
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    CO₂ energy efficiency in supermarkets

    Interest in carbon dioxide (CO₂) as a refrigerant in food retail applications has never been more intense than it is today and as such, there has been a lot of discussion with regards to the energy efficiency of these systems. The energy discussion is focused on two factors: climate change performance and financial justification.

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    Making the case for CO₂ refrigeration in warm climates

    In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of different solutions for CO₂ refrigeration in warmer climates – from basic cascade systems to the advanced ejector technology.

Videos

News

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    The new AKVP series of Electric Expansion Valves creates possibility through simplicity
    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    The new AKVP series of electric expansion valves reduces complexity by merging the well-known AKV10 & AKVH10 portfolio into one product, 50% increased capacity in the same housing and boosting the performance.

  • Achieving the green ideal with Aarstiderne organic food company
    Achieving the green ideal with Aarstiderne organic food company
    Thursday, December 20, 2018

    Aarstiderne sets ambitious goals when it comes to sustainability and their impact on the environment. So, they needed a unique solution when it came to upgrading their refrigeration equipment during a recent expansion. Danfoss CO2 refrigeration solutions proved to be the perfect fit.

  • Danfoss is proud to declare: "We love CO2", and with the Multi Ejector Solution™ you will too
    Danfoss is proud to declare: "We love CO₂", and with the Multi Ejector Solution™ you will too
    Tuesday, February 27, 2018

    CO2 is often regarded as the “big problem” when it comes to climate change. While in some regards it is a hazard, in other situations it can be the answer. In fact, when used as a refrigerant, CO2 can make a big difference when it comes to keeping people, products, and our planet cool.

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