Tokyo, 14 February 2017: Launched over the past two weeks, the latest issues of Accelerate magazine in the Asia/Pacific region offer in-depth interviews with users of CO2 transcritical installations, policy overviews per region, market trends for 2017 and vendor profiles as main highlights.
Accelerate Japan #8: CO2 in commercial refrigeration on the rise
Accelerate Japan’s latest cover story shows how by February 2017, Japan is seeing the number of stores using CO2 transcritical solutions growing to 2,300, up from just 190 in March of 2014. Accelerate Japan offers a profile of key end users as well as technology innovations and policy drivers enabling this growth.
For this issue, Accelerate Japan also visited Yamato Co. Ltd, a Japanese engineering company specialising in the planning, design and installation of HVAC&R facilities.
Through constant innovation, Yamato has developed a new CO2-based brine-ice thermal storage system able to save electricity consumption by 30% compared to standard CO2 direct expansion (DX) systems. The article features an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Yamato’s R & D facilities and an interview with its leading engineer.
A policy overview for Japan, and previews of ATMOsphere Tokyo and other relevant events taking place in Japan over the coming months, complete this issue of Accelerate Japan.
Download this issue today from acceleratejapan.com!
Accelerate Australia & NZ #4: Gourmet food on CO2and ammonia, industrial refrigeration trends, and post-Kigali order
The summer edition of Accelerate Australia & NZ reveals the newest transcritical CO2 installation of gourmet food supplier F. Mayer Imports in Melbourne. In an exclusive interview with Ian Wilson, co-owner of installer Strathbook, we discover the challenges of this new CO2 transcritical plant with ammonia chillers, delivering remarkable efficiency and sustainability results. This is Strathbrook’s third plant for F. Mayer – an evolution building upon their previous first and second-generation CO2 systems.
This issue of Accelerate Australia & NZ focuses on how the region will be translating the goals of the recent Kigali Amendment into concrete HFC phase-down strategies.
Australia and New Zealand have both made commitments under the Kigali agreement to slash HFC emissions by 85% by 2036. To deliver on this timetable, the Australian government must amend existing legislation by the end of 2017, whereas New Zealand plans to extend its Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy to HFCs imported as components. The article analyses these goals and the strategies the two countries are pursuing to achieve them.
Looking forward to 2017, this issue also looks at how local vendors, like Scantec and Strathbrook, along with international firms, like Mayekawa and Hillphoenix, are competing to equip Australian industry with the HVAC&R solutions that will help deliver the post-Kigali new world order.
Download the latest issue of the quarterly Accelerate Australia & NZ at accelerateaunz.com!
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