Since 2008, EIA has been conducting surveys on the use of natural refrigerants in various EU supermarket chains. Annual reports document the market-shift towards climate-friendly refrigerants among some of the world’s leading retailers, as well as warning slow adopters of possible financial problems.
In the lastest edition of Chilling Facts, the EIA estimates that 9000 CO2 transcritical systems are in use EU-wide. 6000 additional systems are expected yearly as the EU F-gas phase down progresses. Moreover, innovative CO2 transcritical systems with parallel compression and ejector technology will enable the use of CO2 systems in warm countries.