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All Nestlé’s new ice-cream freezers use hydrocarbons (either propane or isobutane). In 2011, Nestlé debuted its first hydrocarbon-based ice-cream chest freezer. Since 2014, all Nestlé’s new ice-cream chest freezers in Europe are HFC-free (and since 2015, worldwide). Since 2016, all its new island and upright freezers worldwide use natural refrigerants. By 2020, all new proprietary cold beverage dispensers of Nestlé Professional will use natural refrigerants.

BEST IN SECTOR: INDUSTRIAL

Advansor has dedicated a team to the industrial sector that is separate from its traditional commercial refrigeration team, says Mark Kristensen, the company’s industrial sales manager. “We’ve realised that the demand for transcritical [in the industrial sector] has grown to the level where we can go in that direction,” he says. Most of Advansor’s industrial transcritical systems operate in cold storage facilities. But blast freezing for food processing is a growing area “because we run down to -48°C,” says Kristensen. “And you don’t need a more complex cascade system; it’s purely CO 2 .” AW

STAAY FOOD GROUP The world’s biggest CO 2 system Dutch food company the Staay Food Group delivers fresh fruit and vegetables directly from growers to customers. As part of this service, it processes fresh fruit and vegetables into ready-made consumer products fit for supermarkets. Jens Kallesøe, director (internal sales and projects) at Advansor, the Danish manufacturer of CO 2 refrigeration systems, collected the Best in Sector: Industrial award on behalf of the Staay Food Group. This year, Advansor completed the installation of a transcritical system at a Dutch lettuce processing plant managed by Staay. The capacity of the system exceeds 3.36 MW, making it the largest CO 2 refrigeration project in the world.

Wasserwerk Berlin hosted the ceremony

Accelerate Europe

Winter 2017

Accelerate Europe #9 Winter 2017  

HONOURING THE TRAILBLAZERS The past twelve months have been full of innovation in the HVAC&R sector. The winter 2017 edition of Accelerate...

Accelerate Europe #9 Winter 2017  

HONOURING THE TRAILBLAZERS The past twelve months have been full of innovation in the HVAC&R sector. The winter 2017 edition of Accelerate...