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Italy: all new MD discount stores to use high energy saving chillers

Italian discounter MD decides to use Honeywell’s energy-efficient Solstice refrigerators. The new chillers will drive MD's carbon neutrality targets, reducing energy bills and reducing the operating costs in general.

Michele Aiello, Technical Director of MD commented, "MD is committed to using solutions that support our energy-efficiency and sustainability initiatives, which currently include refrigeration control through remote electricity monitoring systems as well as the use of refrigerated trucks powered by clean energy.

"We are now engaging with Honeywell to further our work in this area and implement Solstice L40X in our new San Giovanni in Persiceto store, which is projected to support a lifetime cost saving of approximately €260,000 and 25% lower lifetime emissions compared with carbon dioxide for that store alone. Selecting HFO solutions like Solstice L40X is critical for us, as we continue to grow our food retail chain and focus on making choices that are better for the environment."

Honeywell has invested more than $1 billion (€900 million) in research, development and new capacity for its Solstice technology, having anticipated the need for lower-GWP solutions to combat climate change more than a decade ago.

Source: ESM

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