Hofer Austria to Field Test Carrier Corp.’s CO2OLtec™ Refrigeration System
September 15, 2010
Carrier Corp. is partnering with Hofer Austria, a discount food retailer and affiliate of ALDI SÜD Group, to field test Carrier’s CO2OLtec™ refrigeration system. A winner of the prestigious Environmental Pioneer Award of the Cooling Industry in the United Kingdom, the CO2OLtec refrigeration system significantly reduces energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions versus traditional supermarket refrigeration systems with R404A refrigerant. Carrier Corp., a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), is the world’s leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, improving the world around us through engineered innovation and environmental stewardship.
In 2009, ALDI SÜD Germany made a forward-looking decision to pursue an environmentally sound long-term strategy. In all new German stores, natural refrigerants will be used exclusively. The goal for those stores will be realized with Carrier as a partner for the equipment, providing the CO2OLtec refrigeration systems.
As an affiliate of ALDI SÜD Germany, Hofer Austria is also focused on environmental stewardship and is committed to considerably reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As part of this effort, Hofer Austria will field test Carrier’s CO2OLtec technology in Linz, Austria, beginning in mid- 2010. The test will enable Hofer to gain experience with Carrier’s CO2OLtec refrigeration system.
“Food retailers are showing increased interest in CO2OLtec technology,” stated Felix Reiterits, director, International Key Account Management, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration. “Environmental sustainability as well as long-term refrigerant use trends are the demand drivers. Today CO2OLtec systems are operating in 13 European countries.”
CO2OLtec technology achieved an environmental breakthrough by using CO2 as a refrigerant to significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions. Today, Carrier leads with the number of CO2 refrigerant installations for commercial refrigeration. While Carrier has the right refrigerant solution for every application, not every application will have the same refrigerant solution. CO2OLtec is a unique system for Carrier’s food retail customers in Europe looking to decrease their CO2 footprint through innovative refrigeration systems. Choosing a CO2 installation delivers a world-class low TEWI (Total Equivalent Warming Impact) performance.
Carrier released a video on the CO2OLtec system, demonstrating its environmental benefit and providing customer testimonials. The video is available on Carrier Commercial Refrigeration’s corporate website at www.carrier-refrigeration.com.
About Carrier Corp.
Carrier Corp. is the world’s leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy efficient products, building controls, and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and foodservice customers. Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier improves the world around us through engineered innovation and environmental stewardship. Carrier is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.