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Dorin Joins the NASRC as A Silver Member

Compiobbi, Italy— Officine Mario Dorin, has joined the NASRC as a silver member. Dorin is a 100 year old company (established in 1918), and is still run by the Dorin family. The company has worked in the refrigeration industry since 1932, and began to manufacture semi-hermetic compressors in 1957. Today, compressors are the core to their business and are used in a wide variety of applications, including the food retail, transportation, agricultural, and pharmaceutical industries worldwide.

Dorin began to develop compressors for CO2 transcritical systems in 1991, and has since contributed to tremendous progress of CO2 refrigeration. Today, the company has over 60,000 Dorin CO2 compressors in operation around the world. Dorin has also actively contributed technical support to define engineering standards for CO2 throughout Europe. More recently, Dorin has begun to expand their presence in the U.S. market, where CO2 continues to be a large part of their business.

“The USA and North American markets are becoming more and more interested in natural refrigeration following the global trends of reduction of GWP of refrigerants. We have decided to invest in the North American market because we believe that our customers have the right to have closer support, especially now with the rise of CO2 as a refrigerant. Therefore, the establishment of Dorin USA LLC is the natural step to show our commitment to the American market players.”

-Giovanni Dorin, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer for Dorin

Natural refrigerants, including carbon dioxide (CO2), ammonia (NH3) and hydrocarbons, have extremely low global warming potentials (GWPs), and as a result are considered “climate-friendly.” Recent regulations at the global, federal, and state levels have caused more supermarkets to consider natural refrigerant technologies.

However, only a small percentage of the U.S. market has adopted natural refrigerant equipment due to a unique set of market barriers, including upfront costs, lack of trained service contractors, and uncertainties around lifecycle costs. The NASRC works directly with Dorin and over 120 other industry stakeholders to address and remove these barriers. 

 “Dorin has shown great leadership in advancing natural refrigerants worldwide. We are very excited to leverage their expertise to accelerate progress in North America.”

-Danielle Wright, Executive Director of the NASRC

In addition to manufacturers like Dorin, NASRC members represent other commercial refrigeration industry stakeholders, including service contractors, consultants, engineering firms, trade associations, nonprofits, refrigerant distributors, and over 22,000 supermarket locations in North America.

More information about Dorin is available at www.dorin.com.

R3 Retail Development Joins the NASRC as A Silver Member

Camas, Washington—R3 Retail Development, an efficiency-oriented consulting firm, has joined the NASRC as a silver member. R3 Retail Development’s services include energy management, design, construction project management, building commissioning, and equipment supply. In 2018, they were named a Top 10 Energy Management Solutions Provider in the U.S. by Energy CIO Insights Magazine.

The NASRC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization who works with over 100 commercial refrigeration stakeholders to overcome the unique barriers preventing the widespread adoption of natural refrigerants in commercial food retail applications.

R3 Retail Development has designed refrigeration and controls systems for the supermarket and light industrial industries for many years, and embraces new technologies that benefit long term sustainability for businesses and the health of the planet. 

“The transition of the industry back to natural refrigerants is a major step forward in the supermarket and cold storage industries to help reduce harmful effects on our environment. With HCFC and HFC refrigerants being phased out and becoming cost prohibitive, we work closely with our customers and vendors to evaluate natural refrigerant options to meet current corporate financial and sustainability objectives and mitigate future risk associated with refrigerant choice.”

-Rick Ferguson, Chief Engineer and Co-Owner of R3 Retail Development

Natural refrigerants, including carbon dioxide (CO2), ammonia (NH3) and hydrocarbons, offer many benefits to commercial food retailers, including flexibility for the future, regulatory compliance, and in some cases energy efficiency gains.

Despite their benefits, the supermarket industry has been slow to adopt natural refrigerants due to unique hurdles to adoption, including high upfront cost, out of date codes and standards, and a lack of trained service technicians.  

NASRC works directly with their members to tackle these barriers head-on through actionable solutions. In addition to R3 Retail Development, NASRC members include service contractors, manufacturers and suppliers, consultants, engineering firms, trade associations, nonprofits, refrigerant distributors, and over half of the supermarket locations in the United States. 

“It’s great to have R3 Retail Development join us in our work to overcome the barriers preventing the adoption of natural refrigerants by supermarkets. Their unique expertise touches on all facets of the industry and will no-doubt be a great value-add to our work.”

-Danielle Wright, Executive Director of the NASRC

More information about R3 Retail Development is available at https://r3retaildevelopment.com/.

Gas Innovations Joins the NASRC as a Silver Member

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La Porte, TXGas Innovations, a world-wide supplier of high purity hydrocarbons in the refrigerant, pharmaceutical, industrial, electronics and agricultural chemical industries, has joined the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC) as a silver member. The NASRC is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to overcoming the hurdles preventing the widespread adoption of natural refrigerants in commercial applications.

“Gas Innovations is committed to providing high purity refrigerant hydrocarbons in a safe and efficient package to the refrigerant industry.  Our membership with the NASRC will allow us the opportunity to participate in the development of hydrocarbons as a natural refrigerant.” said Ashley Madray, Executive Vice President of Gas Innovations.

Natural refrigerants, including carbon dioxide, ammonia, and hydrocarbons, are considered “climate-friendly” alternatives to traditional fluorocarbon refrigerants, which have been identified as the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions globally. Natural refrigerant technologies offer a “future-proof” solution for commercial end-users seeking exemption from increasing refrigeration regulations. Hydrocarbons, which are Gas Innovations’ specialty, also offer guaranteed energy savings for food retailers.    

Despite these benefits, natural refrigerants face a unique set of challenges that are preventing their widespread adoption, including upfront and ongoing costs, slow moving codes and standards, and availability of trained service technicians. NASRC is working with stakeholders from the commercial refrigeration industry to address those barriers head on. Gas Innovations offers a unique expertise that will contribute to these efforts.

“We are very excited to welcome Gas Innovations to the NASRC community,” said Danielle Wright, Executive Director of the NASRC. “They will be a key partner in our effort to remove barriers to and accelerate the adoption of hydrocarbon technologies.”

In addition to Gas Innovations, NASRC membership is composed of systems manufacturers, component manufacturers, service technicians, consultants, engineering firms, trade associations, nonprofits, refrigerant distributors, and nearly 14,000 US supermarket locations.

 

About Gas Innovations

Gas Innovations has become a world leading provider of high purity hydrocarbons in the refrigerant, pharmaceutical, industrial, electronics, and agricultural chemical industries.  Ancillary services and products offered are technical consultation, equipment, and turnkey logistics to satisfy your business needs by being strategically located at the Port of Houston.

More information about Gas Innovations is available at www.gasinnovations.com.