With special coverage of the Accelerate America Awards and the 2016 ATMOsphere America conference, the July-August issue of Accelerate America tells why Marc-André Lesmerises, president and owner of Carnot Refrigeration, was chosen to receive the 2016 Accelerate America Person-of-the-Year Award. A pioneer in the development of CO2 refrigeration in North America, he is one of a series of award winners whose contributions to natural refrigerant advancement are explained, including Sobeys (Best in Sector/Food Retail), Red Bull (Best in Sector/Foodservice), Campbell Soup (Best in Sector/Industrial) and True Manufacturing (Innovation of the Year).
Also covered in the July-August issue: An overview of key sessions at ATMOsphere America, held in Chicago in June, including the state of the natural refrigerants industry; reports from food retail and industrial end users; the latest HFC-reduction policy initiatives in Canada and Mexico; and utility incentives for energy-efficient natural refrigerant systems. The issue also profiles end users Caspers Cold Storage and Distribution, French retail giant Carrefour, and Japanese ice rink owner Patine Leisure, as well as compressor manufacturer Embraco. Reports are provided on the Global Cold Chain Expo and FMI Direct, as well as a refrigeration workshop in Brazil – and more!