Carrier Commercial Refrigeration’s PowerCO2OL system for high capacity refrigeration has won the gold Innovation of the Year award at the ATMO Natural Refrigerants Virtual Trade Show (VTS).
VTS attendees voted on the winning products. Five natural refrigerant systems were finalists for 2021 Innovation of the Year awards that recognize products expected to have a significant impact on the industry and environment.
“PowerCO2OL is Carrier’s most powerful refrigeration rack, combining sustainable CO2 refrigeration with energy efficiency that can achieve up to 30% energy savings. We are proud to have won Innovation of the Year based on our groundbreaking technology,” said Guillaume Burvingt, Marketing Director, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration.
Highly adaptable and efficient, the PowerCO2OL platform is suitable for a variety of applications such as medium to large warehouses, distribution centers, food processing sites, sport venues and more. It can be designed as a single- or dual-temperature solution and has high-energy efficiency due to its integrated and patented CO2OLtec Evo modulating ejector technology. PowerCO2OL achieves a cooling capacity up to 1.5 megawatts per rack.
Launched in 2020, Carrier has designed installations up to five megawatts by combining five racks with full heat recovery capability, ideal for sanitary hot water. PowerCO2OL has been installed in major European distribution centers and at iconic sites such as SNØ, Norway's first indoor ski arena, where winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy skiing year-round.
The PowerCO2OL system is part of Carrier’s Healthy, Safe, Sustainable Cold Chain program, which provides fresh foods and medications to people around the world and ensures the safe storage and transport of critical vaccines through advanced connectivity and visibility.