The world's largest transcritical CO2 refrigeration system has been installed and commissioned at Yosemite Foods, a California-based pork and meat supply company.
With a total cooling capacity of 4 MW (1,137 TR), it is the largest transcritical CO2 refrigeration system installed globally.
Previously, the world's largest transcritical CO2 system was installed at a food processing plant in 2017 for Staay Food Group, a fruit and vegetables production and supply company based in the Netherlands.
However, Hannaford, a New England food retailer, is opening a distribution center near Albany, N.Y., in July that is expected to have a larger capacity that that used by the Yosemite plant.
Yosemite supplies its products mainly to supermarkets and restaurants in Sacramento, the Bay Area, and Los Angeles.
The company recently relocated and expanded to the city of Stockton, where it opened a new 200,000-ft2 (18,580 m2) meat processing facility.