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*With 5+ weeks to go, the program is being updated regularly. Last updated: 15 Mar 2017
Monday 5 June 2017
Pre-event Workshop
10:00

Strategies for Expanding Transcritical CO2 Booster Adoption
2-hour workshop by Emerson

For decades, CO2 transcritical booster systems have proved very effective in cooler climates as a natural alternative to high-GWP HFC systems. But the desire to expand the adoption of these systems has led to the development of several strategies to improve CO2’s viability in warmer climates. This session will take a closer look at the energy impact on some of these emerging strategies.


Registration and Welcome Lunch
12:30
Registration & sponsor booth set up. Welcome lunch will be served as participants arrive on site, sponsored by Emerson

Thought Leaders Panel
14:00
HVAC&R industry thought leaders discuss their future plans involving natural refrigerants, including their technology needs and the opportunities for natural refrigerant technologies across various applications in North America.

Co-chairs: Marc Chasserot, shecco and Michael Garry, shecco

Tristam CoffinWhole Foods Market

Antoine Azar, Sustainable Solutions (Former Coca Cola)

Gerard von Dohlen, Newark Refrigerated Warehouse

Source Refrigeration (TBC)
Networking break
15:30
Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the sponsors exhibition area during this networking break
Regulations and Standards Panel
16:00
Presentations by government representatives on the latest regulatory issues and standards regarding natural refrigerants in North America.

Marek Zgliczynski, Embraco, on behalf of International Electrotechnical Commission

Dave Rule, IIAR

Glenn Gallagher, CARB
Networking Reception
18:00
Drinks and light dinner will be served in the sponsors exhibition area during this networking welcome reception, sponsored by Heatcraft

*With 5+ weeks to go, the program is being updated regularly. Last updated: 15 Mar 2017
Tuesday 6 June 2017
Networking Breakfast
07:30
Continental breakfast will be served in the sponsors exhibition area
Market Trends & Opportunities Panel
08:30
Leading North American suppliers will give brief strategic and visionary presentations sharing their latest success stories, lessons learned, challenges and next steps regarding natural refrigerant-based technologies.

Co-chairs: Derek Hamilton, shecco and Alvaro de Oña, shecco

Hillphoenix

Heatcraft 

Emerson

Danfoss

Güntner

Giacomo Pisano, Dorin
Networking break
10:00
Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the sponsors exhibition area during this networking break
Parallel Sessions
10:30

Participants will be able to choose one of the following sessions:

Food Retail Panel

Case Studies: Food Service 

Case Studies: Innovation

Peter Savage, AAA Refrigeration Service

Harrison Horning
Hannaford Supermarkets

John Stuit, Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), DeCA's progress with transcritical CO2 commissaries and an update on its ammonia/CO2 commissary

Tristam Coffin, Whole Foods Market

Paul Anderson, Target

Paul Alway, AB Group (Former Marks & Spencer), Experience of retailer challenges in adoption of naturals: ‘How we made it happen’
Vicente Guilabert, Huayi Compressor Barcelona, R290 LBP variable speed compressor in a plug ice-cream conserver









Yoram Shabtay, Heat Transfer Technologies & Nigel D. Cotton, MicroGroove, Copper heat exchanger coils for natural refrigerants - a selection of case studies showcasing advantages

Andy Baker, YourCleanEnergyA year on - innovative transcritical CO2 heat pump system providing lower cost hydronic heat than oil boilers

Chris Vallis, AB Group, A European journey in pursuit of sustainable retail


More information will be available soon

NETWORKING LUNCH
12:30
Networking lunch will be served in the sponsors exhibition area
Parallel Sessions
14:00

Participants will be able to choose one of the following sessions:

Industrial Refrigeration Panel

Training Panel

Case Studies: Commercial Refrigeration

Steve Jackson, PermaCold Engineering

Bing Cheng, Campbell Soup

Michael Lynch, United States Cold Storage, Update on US Cold Storage’s industry-leading NH3/CO2 systems

Gerard von Dohlen, Newark Refrigerated Warehouse, A cold storage warehouse’s plans to use propane as a primary refrigerant

Pete Lepschat, Henningsen Cold Storage

David Bornemeier, Western Gateway Storage
André Patenaude, Emerson, The Helix Innovation Center: Providing Infrastructure to Enable Adoption of Natural Refrigerants

Johari Gregorio, Embraco

Lori Schiavo & Art Miller, RSES

Scott Melton, ASTI
John Prall, Embraco, EMC Compressor Achieves Unprecedented Levels of Energy Efficiency

Giacomo Pisano, Dorin, The Use of Ejectors in Technology: How to Boost Efficiency in Warm Climates - A Real Example from Italy

Jim Knudsen, Danfoss, Ejector technology – The Next Generation in Transcritical CO2  

Tristam Coffin
and Tom D. Wolgamot, Whole Foods and DC Engineering, A case study of the CO2 systems in Whole Foods Market Northern California region

Nicola Pieretti and Michael Tokarsky, CAREL, CAREL solution for managing the latest transcritical booster rack

Jeff Newel, Hillphoenix
Lab study of a transcritical CO2 system with parallel compression and a gas ejector system – measured performance applied to bin analysis


More information will be available soon

Networking Break
16:00
Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the sponsors exhibition area during this networking break
Parallel Sessions
16:30
Participants will be able to choose one of the following sessions:
Round Table: The Future of Food Service
Case Studies: Industrial Refrigeration
Case Studies: HVAC
Chair: Antoine Azar, Sustainable Solutions (Former Coca Cola)

Charles Hon, True Manufacturing

Eoin Lennon, NOVUM
Chair TBC

Kurt Liebendorfer
, Evapco, Applying low charge ammonia systems to an operating dairy facility

Benito SagredoBohn de Mexico, Cold storage distribution center design with natural refrigerants 

Benoit Rodier, CIMCO, Various approach using natural refrigerants for a cold storage project construction

Caleb Nelson, AZANE, Diverse Applications for low charge ammonia

Jürgen Süss, efficient energy, Process cooling with a low capacity centrifugal chiller with water as the refrigerant 

John Scherer, NXTCOLD
General cold storage in South Gate replacing an R22 facility with ultra-low ammonia ERIC Technology refrigeration units
 

 More information will be available soon

Networking Dinner
19:30
Dinner reception at the Prado at Balboa Park. Shuttle buses will be available to take participants to the reception venue and back to the hotel. 


*With 5+ weeks to go, the program is being updated regularly. Last updated: 15 Mar 2017
Wednesday 7 June 2017
Accelerate America Awards Ceremony & Breakfast
08:00

Michael Garry, shecco, editor of Accelerate America, and Marc Chasserot, shecco, publisher of Accelerate America, will present the 2nd edition of the Accelerate America Awards, recognizing companies and individuals leading the transition to natural refrigerant­-based technologies.

Light breakfast will be served during the ceremony. 

CEO Interview
09:00
Steven Trulaske of True Manufacturing, one of the most successful CEOs in the industry, will be interviewed by Michael Garry and Marc Chasserot of shecco, in this brand-new panel.
Utilities Panel
09:30
During this session, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will hold a highly interactive workshop with the participants, answering the most frequently asked questions.

Chair: Ammi Amarnath, Electric Power Research Institute 

Southern California Edison (SCE) (TBC)

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) (TBC)
Networking break
11:00
Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served in the sponsors exhibition area during this networking break
Stakeholder Workshop
11:30

This workshop by the Californian Air Resources Board (CARB) will be a platform for natural refrigerant technology stakeholders to provide input on the Short-lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy, known as the SLCP Plan, on how the 40% HFC reduction can be met. This meeting will be a unique opportunity for participants to engage with CARB officials on the 'details' of California’s Refrigerant Management Plan that will be updated to reflect this new strategy, later this year. Opportunities for natural refrigerant based technologies to replace HFCs will be the key discussion topic of the workshop. 

Conclusions and Farewell Lunch
13:30
Lunch will be served in the sponsors exhibition area
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