Aldi converts UK stores to CO2 refrigerants


Aldi, the UK’s fifth largest supermarket with over 700 outlets, is installing natural refrigerants across all of its UK stores.

By the end of 2018, up to 100 of Aldi’s stores are set to be converted at a cost of around £20m. The move will see a reduction in Aldi’s potential refrigerant gas carbon emissions by 99%, with an annual average decrease of over 15,000,000 global warming potential (GWP).

All stores will convert to CO2 refrigeration units, a much more efficient option than many other refrigerant solutions. It is also significantly better than the level stipulated by the incoming EU Fgas regulations which come into effect in 2030. The units are already in use across some of Aldi’s portfolio, including the recently opened Nuneaton store.

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