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Fourie outlines how using natural...
Fourie outlines how using natural refrigerants makes financial and commercial sense for companies like SABMiller, which has committed to using them in 100% of its fridges by 2020.
SABMiller blazes trail for natural refrigerants
For this second edition, Accelerate Europe visits André Fourie, Head of Water Security & Environmental Value at SABMiller, at his Woking (UK) base to hear how the global brewing giant is putting natural refrigerants at the heart of its efforts to put the world on a more sustainable development path.
Fourie outlines how using natural...
Ammonia: A stable ingredient in food logistics
Hear from Chris Sturman, chief executive of the UK Food Storage and Distribution Federation, about how ammonia is becoming a viable long-term alternative to HFCs in the European food logistics sector.
ACR Show 2016: F-gas restrictions triggering nat refs boom
Until now, many industry players have reported that the EU’s F-Gas Regulation has had only a subdued impact on the market. But as the decisive year of 2018 looms closer – with its deadline for reducing use of high-GWP HFCs by 44% – the search for alternatives is intensifying. We were at the ACR Show – the UK’s...
Swiss retailer putting R744 at heart of climate strategy
Read how Switzerland’s biggest retailer Migros is aiming to become a leader in climate protection and energy savings by adopting state-of-the-art CO2 refrigeration technology. Find out how Migros’ partnership with system engineering expert Frigo-Consulting helped its Ibach store to save 45% energy while setting new benchmarks...
Andrew Williams view profile
- European Editor
Mehdi Bouhjar view profile
- Head of Design
Marc Chasserot view profile
- CEO / Publisher
Marc Chasserot is a specialist in natural refrigerants with over 15 years experience in the HVAC&R sector. In 2006, Marc founded the industry leading website for CO2 cooling and heating experts worldwide, called www.R744.com. This was followed by three additional platforms for hydrocarbons, water and ammonia. Since 2007 Marc is co-founder and Managing Director of shecco, an independent market accelerator specialised in bringing Natural Refrigerants 'faster to market', working with numerous companies worldwide. Marc has also chaired and organised several international conferences to discuss 'how to bring natural refrigerants' faster to market, known as 'ATMOsphere'. He is an active member of ASHRAE.
Robert Davidson view profile
- Junior Analyst, Market Development
Robert Davidson is the holder of a Master’s degree in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. An interest in the future of energy led him to shecco where he works as a junior analyst in shecco’s business development department. As a Junior Analyst he works in identifying trends in natural refrigerants and helping clients optimise their strategy in the HVAC&R market.
Michael Garry view profile
- North American Editor
- Accelerate America
Michael Garry is a business journalist with a 30-year track record. Most recently, he led the coverage of sustainability, technology and logistics at Supermarket News for more than 11 years. He is well known among retailers, suppliers, technology vendors and trade groups throughout the North American food retailing and consumer goods industries. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of M.I.T. with a degree in political science, he has written his first book, "Game of My Life – New York Mets", which will be published in March 2015; in it, 25 baseball players recall their most memorable game.
Nina Masson view profile
- Chief Market Development Officer / Publisher / Lead Author
Nina holds two Masters’ degrees in Business Management and in Environmental Management. After serving in a communications role for global energy supplier Norsk Hydro, she has, for the last 10 years, been working in the field of environmental technologies, where she has developed special expertise on natural refrigerants. Today, she is mostly active in business development for market intelligence and consultancy services, as well as special projects and publications. She has been drafting and supervising global studies on behalf of United Nations agencies, including UNEP and UNIDO, as well as served as project coordinator for various EU projects. Nina is Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
Franziska Menten view profile
- Chief Events Officer
Franziska holds a Master's degree in Business and Economics from Humboldt University in Berlin and a degree in Management from Bordeaux Business School. Sustainable management has been the focus of her studies, as well as one of her personal interests. She has over five years of professional experience in the field of environmental issues with a concentration in natural refrigerants. As the Events Manager at shecco, she is responsible for organising international conferences under the brand name ATMOsphere around the world, including in Brussels, Washington D.C., Bangkok and Tokyo. For the organisation of these conferences and workshops, she has also worked closely with UN agencies and the EU institutions as well as hundreds of industry leading and pioneering companies in HVAC&R.
Anastasia Papagiannopoulou view profile
- Marketing and sales assistant
James Ranson view profile
- Editor Australia
Klára Skačanová view profile
- Deputy Manager, Market Development
Klara holds a Masters' degree in International Relations from the University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia and has a background in European studies and international economic relations. Before joining shecco, she worked at the European Commission and a small business association. At her current position, Klara coordinates team activities in shecco's Business Development department, including for market research, public affairs and international project services. She is an expert on following legislative developments with an impact on the heating and cooling industry at national, European and international level, and informs decision-makers about the latest trends in the field of natural refrigerants.
Blanka Zoldi view profile
Natural Refrigerants: Taking Root in North America - and Around the World #3
This special edition of Accelerate Corporate – “Natural Refrigerants: Taking Root in North America – and Around the World” – looks at the growth of transcritical CO2 and ammonia/CO2 refrigeration in North American supermarkets and throughout the world – as well...MORE DETAILS
Hydrocarbons – A New World Order #2
This special edition of Accelerate Corporate – ‘Hydrocarbons – A New World Order’ – looks at how hydrocarbons are expanding into a wider range of business sectors and applications. Already dominant in the domestic refrigeration market in many parts of the world, hydrocarbons are also solidifying their...MORE DETAILS
Next-Generation industrial refrigeration from japan to the world #1
The first-ever special edition Accelerate Corporate – ‘Next-generation Industrial Refrigeration – from Japan to the World” – sheds light on the new generation of low-charge, high-efficiency NH3/CO2secondary systems challenging traditional ammonia systems. Japanese group Mayekawa, whose system reduces...MORE DETAILS
NatRefs for AC: Low-Charge Ammonia Chiller at Campbell Soup Plant #29
With special coverage of natural refrigerants in air conditioning, the October 2017 issue of Accelerate America explains how an Ohio Campbell Soup plant’s use of a low-charge ammonia packaged chiller to provide air conditioning is opening the door for ammonia chillers to take the place HFCs in industrial and commercial spaces.
STONE & WOOD RIDING SUSTAINABILITY WAVE#7
First movers towards natural refrigerants were attracted by the environmental benefits. It was about companies reducing the climate footprint of their HVAC&R needs. Yet the spring edition of Accelerate Australia & NZ magazine captures a new wave of adoption. As the technologies take on a bigger market share, end users are harnessing...MORE DETAILS
11月/ 12月版『アクセレレート・ジャパン』へようこそ！ #13
Leader of the Rack:
ALDI US is No. 1 in the U.S. with 69 transcritical CO2 installations
With special coverage of food retailing, the September 2017 issue of Accelerate America explains how fast-growing low-price grocer ALDI US became...
CONQUERING NEW FRONTIERS#8
With its HFC phase-down pathway enshrined in the EU F-Gas Regulation and plethora of innovative manufacturers and progressive end users, Europe already ranks among the world’s most developed markets for natural refrigerant-based alternatives. The autumn edition of Accelerate Europe looks at how early adopters of natural refrigerants...MORE DETAILS
The Facilitator: #27
Source Refrigeration’s pivotal role in the transition to natural refrigerants
With special coverage of the role of the contractor, the August 2017 issue of Accelerate America describes how Source Refrigeration – led by its chief engineer Bryan Beitler – is helping food retailers...
9月/ 10月版『アクセレレート・ジャパン』へようこそ！ #12
WOOLWORTHS BUILDING NATREF MOMENTUM#6
The passing of HFC phase-down legislation by the Turnbull government in June gives manufacturers and end users alike an extra incentive to invest in climate-friendly replacement technologies. The winter edition of Accelerate Australia & NZ looks at the progress being made in bringing natural refrigerant-based equipment to the region.
Person of the Year: Paul Anderson, Target #26
With special coverage of the 2017 ATMOsphere America conference, the June-July 2017 issue of Accelerate America profiles the winners of the 2017 Accelerate America Awards, given for excellence in advancing the adoption of natural refrigerant-based technology in North America. The winners are: Paul Anderson, Target (Person of the Year); Whole...MORE DETAILS
NESTLÉ’S VISIONARY PIONEERS #7
As the HVAC&R sector around the world grapples with regulatory pressure to reduce HFC consumption, the summer edition of Accelerate Europe looks at how early adopters of natural refrigerant-based solutions – among manufacturers and end users alike – have inspired others to make the transition.
Swiss multinational...MORE DETAILS
7月/ 8月版『アクセレレート・ジャパン』へようこそ！ #11
自然冷媒市場のグローバル情報誌である『アクセレレート・ジャパン』の第11号は、6月に開催されるFOOMA JAPAN 2017に向け、産業用冷凍冷蔵分野の最新動向をメインとしています。表紙記事には、日本で初めてアンモニア／CO2冷凍装置を工場に導入したネスレ日本を取材し、第一線で気候変動問題に取り組んできた同社の軌跡と実績を紹介。その他、カナダ、メキシコ、ベルギーでの導入事例、5月に開催され参加者数過去最多を記録したATMOsphere...MORE DETAILS
SMUD’S NATREF INCENTIVES FOR REDUCING GHG EMISSIONS #25
With special coverage of utility incentive programs, the May 2017 issue of Accelerate America features the Sacramento Municipal Utility District's new incentive program for natural refrigerant systems; this includes an unprecedented incentive for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that could lead to a major shift in the marketplace...MORE DETAILS
NH3/CO2 SOUTH OF THE BORDER #24
With special coverage of NH3/CO2 refrigeration systems, the April 2017 issue of Accelerate America features the decision by Frialsa, Mexico’s largest cold-storage operator, to buck tradition and make safe, energy-efficient ammonia/CO2 refrigeration its standard cooling system.
Also in...MORE DETAILS
AUSTRALIA JOINS NATURAL REFRIGERANT RACE#5
With the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol giving leading retailers in Australia and New Zealand an extra incentive to forge ahead with their HFC phase-down pathways, the autumn edition of Accelerate Australia & NZ looks at how natural refrigerant-based HVAC&R solutions are already helping their European counterparts to reduce...MORE DETAILS
5月/ 6月版『アクセレレート・ジャパン』へようこそ！ #10
自然冷媒市場のグローバル情報誌である『アクセレレート・ジャパン』の第10号は、「スーパーフェブラリー」と呼ぶにふさわしい、冷凍冷蔵空調業界にとって主要な イベントが多く集まった 2 月の後にお送りする、イベ ントのレポート特集号です。ATMOsphere Japan...MORE DETAILS
OEMs FLOCK TO HYDROCARBONS #23
With special coverage of hydrocarbon refrigeration systems, the March 2017 issue of Accelerate America features the transition by myriad manufacturers of commercial refrigeration to propane and isobutane refrigerants in order to meet the Department of Energy’s new efficiency standards – and prepare for the EPA’s refrigerant...MORE DETAILS
ALL SMILES IN THE CO2 PLAYGROUND #6
As supermarket bosses gear up for next month’s EuroShop, the world’s biggest retail trade show, the spring edition of Accelerate Europe highlights how some of Europe’s biggest retailers are increasingly investing in environmentally friendly and energy-efficient natural refrigerants for stores of all sizes.
FREEZING BREAD WITH THE NEWTON #22
With special coverage of low-charge ammonia refrigeration systems, the February 2017 issue of Accelerate America features Wholesome Harvest Baking’s deployment of the energy-efficient, low-charge, all-natural ammonia/CO2 NewTon refrigeration system in a Toronto bread-making plant – a first for Canada, and only the...MORE DETAILS
3月/ 4月版『アクセレレート・ジャパン』へようこそ！ #9
GREENER FOOD STORAGE: F. MAYER LEADS THE WAY#4
As governments in Australia and New Zealand prepare to translate the ambitions of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol into deliverable HFC phase-down strategies at home, the summer edition of Accelerate Australia & NZ sheds light on how proponents of natural refrigerant solutions in both countries are already helping industries...MORE DETAILS
CALIFORNIA: A BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE #21
With special coverage of California’s impact on the natural refrigerants market, the January 2017 issue of Accelerate America describes the Golden State’s national leadership on environmental issues, including its latest plan to reduce emissions of HFCs and spark adoption of natural refrigerants. California’s determination...MORE DETAILS
1月/ 2月版『アクセレレート・ジャパン』へようこそ！ #8
自然冷媒市場のグローバル情報誌である『アクセレレート・ジャパン』の第８刊では、CO2冷凍機を導入した新店舗を今年 8 月にオープンさせたコープみらいを表紙に迎えます。これに加え、2016年度末で計33カ所に自然冷媒機器を導入した生協全体の取り組み、ホールフーズ、コリュートなどの大手小売り業者による炭化水素機器導入事例、来年2月にsheccoが主催する「ATMOsphere...MORE DETAILS
NATREFS POST-KIGALI: A new world order? #5
With many in the HVAC&R industry still mulling over the implications of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, the winter edition of Accelerate Europe assesses whether the deal struck in the Rwandan capital heralds a new dawn for proponents of natural refrigerant solutions.
For our cover story, we sit down with Bas Eickhout,...MORE DETAILS
25 Movers & Shakers Driving Natural Refrigerant Adoption in North America #20
With special coverage of trends in natural refrigerants, including regulatory developments, the November-December 2016 issue of Accelerate America recognizes 25 “Movers & Shakers” who have played a critical role in advancing the adoption of natural refrigerant-based systems in North America. The 25 Movers & Shakers are people who...MORE DETAILS
Countdown charts sustainable course with CO2 #3
For this third edition, Accelerate Australia & NZ reports on New Zealand food retailer Countdown’s hot pursuit of rival Foodstuffs and its plans to open 10 CO2 transcritical stores per year as part of an ambitious sustainability strategy. Lead Engineer Greg Lewis has helped usher in significant emissions reductions and...MORE DETAILS
9月/ 10月版『アクセレレート・ジャパン』へようこそ！ #7
自然冷媒市場のグローバル情報誌である『アクセレレート・ジャパン』の第７刊では、世界200ヶ国以上で展開しているグローバル企業、コカ・コーラを表紙に迎えます。これに加え、海外のエンドユーザによる導入事例、GUDE Japanから小型業務用市場の最新データ、そして自然冷媒に関する発表数90以上、参加者400人と過去最大規模となった「ATMOsphere...MORE DETAILS
WHOLE FOODS EYES PROPANE/CO2 REFRIGERATION #19
With special coverage of propane as a refrigerant in the food retail and industrial sectors, the October issue of Accelerate America explains Whole Food Market’s decision to install an environmentally friendly propane/carbon dioxide (CO2) cascade refrigeration equipment in a new store in Santa Clara, Calif. – the first...MORE DETAILS
Transgourmet Group targets 100% CO2 #4
For this fourth edition, Accelerate Europe visits Hans-Dieter Bruss, vice-president in the Transgourmet Group’s Central and Eastern European arm, to hear how the food retail giant is putting natural refrigerant technology at the heart of its strategy for becoming CO2 neutral by 2023. At a brand new Selgros Cash & Carry...MORE DETAILS
Saving Energy with ammonia/CO2 #18
With special coverage of the food retail sector, the September issue of Accelerate America explains why JTM Corp., which operators 19 franchised Piggly Wiggly stores along the Georgia/Alabama border in the center of those states, opted to install an ammonia/CO2 cascade refrigeration system last year in a new store...MORE DETAILS
7月/ 8月版『アクセレレート・ジャパン』へようこそ #6
自然冷媒市場のグローバル情報誌である『アクセレレート・ジャパン』の第６刊は、業務用冷凍食品の製造で名高い日東ベストを表紙に迎えた、産業用自然冷媒特集です。初刊として発行された市場調査レポート『GUIDE Japan』では、産業界における国内市場を分析します。大手小売業のカルフール取材の他、...MORE DETAILS
CO2 Visionary #17
With special coverage of the Accelerate America Awards and the 2016 ATMOsphere America conference, the July-August issue of Accelerate America tells why Marc-André Lesmerises, president and owner of Carnot Refrigeration, was chosen to receive the 2016 Accelerate America Person-of-the-Year Award. A pioneer in the development of CO2...MORE DETAILS
Where to next ? #
For this second edition, Accelerate Australia & NZ delves into the dynamic at play among the many HVAC&R associations operating in the two countries, asking: How will industry collaborate to further the cause for natural...MORE DETAILS
Why we chose
low-charge ammonia #16
With a special focus on industrial refrigeration and energy-efficiency incentives, Accelerate America tells the story of Becky and David Bornemeier, an entrepreneurial married couple in Ogden, Utah, who own and operate Western Gateway Storage -- and why they selected a first-of-its kind low-charge ammonia refrigeration system for their new...MORE DETAILS
Carrefour crossing CO2 equator
For this third edition, Accelerate Europe visits Paolo Martini, Refrigeration & HVAC Manager for International Support at the Carrefour Group, at his Brussels base to hear how the global retail giant is putting natural refrigerants at the heart of its strategy for achieving corporate environmental sustainability goals. Martini describes...MORE DETAILS
5月/ 6月版『アクセレレート・ジャパン』へようこそ！ #5
CO2 Heat Pumps Help Save Alaska SeaLife Center #15
With a special focus on heat pumps, Accelerate America reports on the Alaska SeaLife Center ‘s seven-year journey to shift 98% of its heating needs from fossil fuel to ocean water as a heat source, and use heat pumps – including CO2 units -- in place of oil-burning and electric boilers. Also in this issue: Reflecting the diversity...MORE DETAILS
The power of two #1
In its inaugural edition, Accelerate Australia & NZ reports on the country’s two biggest food retailers – Coles and Woolworths – and the need for the industry’s big players to lead the adoption of natural refrigerant technology. We visited Coles’ world-first CO2 transcritical store in Victoria to discover...MORE DETAILS
Campbell Soup Serves Up Low-Charge Ammonia Packages #14
With a special focus on the industrial refrigeration, Accelerate America reports on Campbell Soup Co., which pioneered the use low-charge ammonia refrigeration systems that improve the safety of industrial plants, and is continuing deployment of the technology as a replacement for R22 systems at its Pepperidge Farm plants. Also in this issue: Coverage...MORE DETAILS
3月/ 4月版『アクセレレート・ジャパン』へようこそ！ #4
自然冷媒市場のグローバル情報誌である『アクセレレート・ジャパン』の最新刊は、２月に開催された業界ビックイベントをすべて集約したイベント特集号です！sheccoが開催するATMOsphere Asia 2016、スーパーマーケット・トレードショー、国際ホテル・レストラン・ショー、HVAC&R...MORE DETAILS
Dawn of the Low-Charge Age #13
With a special focus on the industrial refrigeration, Accelerate America reports on how greater enforcement of federal safety regulations, coupled with a desire to better protect workers and products, is leading to rising adoption of industrial refrigeration systems that limit the amount of ammonia used. One such system is the low-charge-ammonia NXTCOLD...MORE DETAILS
Here Come Hydrocarbons! #12
With a special focus on the foodservice industry, Accelerate America reports on how foodservice OEMs, component makers and end users are turning to propane and other hydrocarbon refrigerants to deal with looming regulations from the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. Also in this issue: new natural refrigerant products at...MORE DETAILS
California’s Master Plan to Slash HFC Emissions – and the Role of Natural Refrigerants #11
With a special focus on regulations and standards, Accelerate America reports on how the California Air Resource Board (CARB), with the help of natural refrigerants, plans to aggressively cut emissions of HFCs by 40% of 2013 levels by 2030. Also in this issue: the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans for 2016; an analysis of whether federal...MORE DETAILS
1月/ 2月版『アクセレレート・ジャパン』へようこそ！ #3
11月/ 12月版『アクセレレート・ジャパン』へようこそ！ #2
METRO AG’s Irreversible Stand on Natural Refrigerants #1
In its inaugural edition, Accelerate Europe reports on one the world’s biggest food retailers — METRO AG — including its pioneering F-Gas Exit Program and plans to internalise its sustainability initiatives to influence the products it sells and the behavior of its customers and employees. Also in the first issue: CO2 system...MORE DETAILS
Contractor goes to school on CO2 #10
With a special focus on training, Accelerate America reports on AAA Refrigeration Service’s aggressive efforts to train its technicians on CO2 refrigeration and keep up with supermarket customers installing transcritical and cascade systems. Also in this issue: Sobeys show that it’s possible to retrofit existing supermarkets with...MORE DETAILS
Small grocer takes Big Step with CO2 #9
With a special focus on food retail, Accelerate America reports on DeCicco & Sons bold move to become one of the few U.S. independent grocers to adopt a CO2 transcritical system for its new Larchmont, N.Y. store. Also in this issue: Target’s exploration of propane-based self-contained cooler cases; Whole Foods’ involvement...MORE DETAILS
Taking the next step: Food Lion’s transcritical CO2 test #8
With a special focus on food retail, Accelerate America reports on Food Lion’s expectations for its first transcritical CO2 system, which will be used to refrigerate products at a new store opening in the fourth quarter in Southport, N.C. Also in this issue: Sobeys’ decision to employ a new efficiency-measuring tool called System...MORE DETAILS
8月/ 9月版『アクセレレート・ジャパン』へようこそ！ #1
Accelerate America Magazine - advancing HVAC&R naturally #7
Brought to you by shecco, the worldwide experts in natural refrigerant news, Accelerate America is the first monthly news magazine written for and about the most progressive business leaders working with natural refrigerant solutions in all HVAC&R sectors.
From day 1 Accelerate America will be distributed online to 8,000 North American based...
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON SEES BIG POTENTIAL FOR NATURAL REFRIGERANTS #6
With a special focus on utility incentives, Accelerate America shows how utilities, end users and third parties are working together to enable utilities to provide financial rebates to facilities with energy-efficient refrigeration systems. Southern California Edison has been especially proactive, investing in Technology Testing Centers to vet the energy...MORE DETAILS
US COLD STORAGE’S CO2 SUCCESS PROVES SKEPTICS WRONG #5
With a special focus on industrial refrigeration, Accelerate America shows how cold-storage warehouses are upturning established norms with low-charge ammonia systems. United States Cold Storage now has almost a third of its 35 facilities running on a cascade ammonia-CO2 system; Los Angeles Cold Storage has invented a low-charge modular unit...MORE DETAILS
FOR COKE, CO2 REFRIGERATION IS THE REAL THING #4
With a special focus on the foodservice industry, Accelerate America delves into the natural-refrigerant strategies of some of the world’s biggest brands, including Coca-Cola (focused on carbon dioxide), Red Bull (isobutane) and McDonald’s (a mix of hydrocarbons and CO2). In North America, the changing regulatory climate is driving...MORE DETAILS
COMMITTING TO CO2 REFRIGERATION #3
Target and Sobeys talk about how they became the first retailers in North America to choose CO2 for future refrigeration systems. Also learn about wholesaler Courchesne Larose’s ammonia-CO2 system, an AHR Expo preview, the Lima Accord, natural refrigerants in China – and more!MORE DETAILS
GUIDE TO NATURAL REFRIGERANTS AT THE 2015 AHR EXPO special issue
From 26 - 28 January the 2015 AHR Expo will feature exhibits from 2,000 companies representing every segment of the HVAC&R industry. For the natural refrigerant sector, market development company shecco has launched the the Guide to Natural Refrigerants at the 2015 AHR Expo, a user-friendly reference tool designed to enable visitors to best plan...MORE DETAILS
TAKING NATURAL REFRIGERANTS TO THE NEXT LEVEL #2
Whole Foods takes you inside its natural-refrigerants strategy, including a look at its HFC-free store in Brooklyn, N.Y. Also learn about the upcoming AHR Expo, wholesaler Courchesne Larose’s ammonia-CO2 system, the Lima Accord, natural refrigerants in China – and more!MORE DETAILS
DOES CO2 REFRIGERATION DELIVER? #1
Brought to you by shecco, the worldwide experts in natural refrigerant news, Accelerate America is the first monthly news magazine written for and about the most progressive business leaders working with natural refrigerant solutions in all HVAC&R sectors.MORE DETAILS