Supermarketchain Sainbury’s is testing in daily practice a new refrigerating system which runs on CO2. We’re talking about a generator set created by Carrier, so it’s not yet a fully operational cooling machine. Yet this generatorset is much more silent than conventional machines and it is much cleaner as it uses CO2, carbon dioxide, as a means to refrigerate the loading bay.
Sainbury’s is actively looking to reduce it’s output of CO2 in it’s transporting operations. Therefore, it has adapted it’s cooling depots and even complete stres are adapted to prevent them from emitting CO2.
Sainsbury’s use a variant of the Carrie NaturaLine refrigerating machine, which is also in use at marine containers. At present, Sainsbury’s operate a truckfleet consisting of 51 Dual Fuel trucks. On an annual basis, each Dual Fuel truck saves the environment 41 tons of CO2.