Chile installs its first CO2 transcritical refrigeration system.
The first transcritical CO2 system has been installed at a supermarket in the city of Valdivia, Chile.
The installation was funded by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), launched in 2012 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in order to help reduce climate pollutants such as HFCs. A CCAC national inventory of HFCs consumption and emissions established that the supermarket industry is one the the largest user of HFCs in Chile.
The project leaders claim that the transcritical CO2 system delivers energy savings of about 20%. This effort to promote alternatives to HFCs marks a national commitment in HFC phase-down.