R744: ATMO World Summit: Colombian Manufacturer Weston Sparks Interest in Transcritical CO2 Refrigeration in South America


Transcritical CO2 (R744) refrigeration has come to South America, and other parts of Latin America.

That was the message shared by Richard Osma, General Manager for Weston, a Colombia-based manufacturer of supermarket refrigeration equipment, at a webinar during the ATMO World Summit on March 30.

The ATMO World Summit was organized by ATMOsphere (formerly shecco), publisher of R744.com. Marc Chasserot, CEO of ATMOsphere, moderated the webinar.

Founded in 1961, Weston began to explore transcritical CO2 refrigeration for supermarkets five years ago. At the time, Weston’s suppliers “did not recommend” installing CO2 systems “in the tropics,” said Osma. Stores were also skeptical about trying new technology.

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