By heavily investing in R&D, Star Refrigeration developed a new approach to traditional cooling design and manufacturing challenges which focused on minimising energy consumption and carbon emissions. This resulted in the development of a range of pre-engineered low charge ammonia and CO2 refrigeration technology which has been proven to significantly exceed the minimum energy performance standards set by the Ecodesign for Energy Related Products Regulations as well as the UK’s ‘Best Practice’ guidelines. The AzaneChiller 2.0 and the AzaneFreezer 2.0 are both ammonia –based refrigeration systems which have been specifically designed to offer the highest energy and carbon reductions possible. For smaller applications Star’s Envi range of CO2 solutions additionally offers low capital costs.
Dr Dermot Cotter, Managing Director of Star Technical Solutions, the consultancy arm of the Star Refrigeration group of companies, said, “With climate change and environmental concerns an increasingly urgent item of the global agenda, the focus has to be placed on finding more efficient and sustainable ways to deliver cooling.
“Cold chain business owners have the ultimate responsibility for identifying and employing low carbon refrigeration technology. This means using cooling solutions that consume as little electricity, water and gas as possible, while simultaneously using a refrigerant with the lowest global warming potential (GWP) that does not negatively impact efficiency.”
“The use of energy-efficient technology, alongside enhanced protocols and operational adjustments, can help temperature controlled storage and distribution companies pull in the right direction towards meeting CCA targets and a greener future”.