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World-first, cutting-edge SA cooling technology supporting Australian leading retailer, Coles

27 June 2023

In a world-first, Adelaide-based Glaciem Cooling Technologies has deployed its groundbreaking energy-efficient refrigeration solutions to help leading Australian retailer Coles reduce CO2 emissions in line with its sustainability ambitions.

The company today demonstrated how it can provide large industrial and commercial businesses with heating and cooling solutions that support decarbonisation by installing the trail-blazing technology at Coles’ new store in Norwood, South Australia.

The project is the culmination of seven years of research activities, trials and product development, including partnerships between the University of South Australia, the RACE for 2030 Cooperative Research Centre, Coles, and Glaciem.

Glaciem Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Weller, said they’re proud to partner with Coles in the first commercial deployment of its energy refrigeration solution in a large supermarket.

“Glaciem’s internationally patented DP-CO2 technology has been shown to shave peak electricity demand by 24% and reduce average annual energy consumption by 16%, relative to conventional CO2 refrigeration systems,” said Mr Weller.

“This Coles Norwood Project highlights the commercial readiness and suitability for mission-critical refrigeration of Glaciem’s product. It will provide an excellent case study for the performance of the system under real-world conditions.

“It’s exciting to see the last four years of collaboration with Coles come to life and this product adopted by one of Australia’s largest retailers.

“The installation demonstrates the product’s export readiness with potential for sales in countries including USA, Canada, Europe, China, and the Middle East,’ said Mr Weller.

Supporting its export ambitions is Glaciem’s recent “The Clean Fight New York” Cleantech Award win that resulted in Glaciem receiving benefits valued at up to US$100,000 to accelerate distribution and demonstration projects in New York to support its clean energy transition to 100% zero emission by 2040.

This project is supported by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science and Resources through the Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

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