ATMO Network: Tesco Has Transcritical CO2 Refrigeration at 1,000 Stores, One-Third of Its Estate


Leading U.K.-based grocery retailer Tesco has installed transcritical CO2 systems at about 1,000 stores, or about one-third of its food outlets, with plans to be HFC-free chain-wide by 2035.

That update was provided by Philipp Holzer, Tesco’s Refrigeration Engineering Manager, Property – UK & Group Energy Engineering, during an interview at an ATMOsphere Network event in the booth of German OEM TEKO at the Chillventa trade show last week.

“Six years ago we decided all new [refrigeration] systems would be CO2,” said Holzer, who took questions from Marc Chasserot, CEO of ATMOsphere, publisher of “We plan to phase out all HFCs by 2035.” CO2 systems will continue to be the prototype, supplemented by hydrocarbon-based integral (self-contained) display cases.

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