Amy’s Kitchen Santa Rosa – CO2 Refrigerant Conversion w/ Heat Recovery

Amy's Kitchen has installed phase 1 and is eager to move on to phase 2 after COVID related issues.

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Amy's Kitchen

Recipient

Petaluma, CA

Recipient Location

3rd

Senate District

10th

Assembly District

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$4,374,280

Amount Spent

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Project Status

Project Update

The Issue

In order to meet California's ambitious climate goals, Senate Bill 1383 mandates a reduction in short lived climate pollutants, including a target to reduce hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions by 40 percent below 2013 levels by 2030. Conventional refrigeration systems use HFC-based refrigerants, such as Freon, which have a very high global warming potential (GWP) of approximately 4000 times carbon dioxide (CO2). There is a need to demonstrate alternatives to conventional HFCs, which can significantly reduce the GHG emissions from refrigeration systems.

Project Innovation

The purpose of this project is to install and demonstrate transcritical carbon dioxide refrigeration rack systems at the Recipient's frozen food processing facility. Replacing the existing refrigeration system will eliminate the use of high global warming potential hydrofluorocarbon and hydrochlorofluorocarbon refrigerants and reduce onsite greenhouse gas emissions.

Project Benefits

This project will result in GHG reductions by installing transcritical CO2 rack refrigeration systems, which significantly reduces refrigeration system GHG emissions.

Environmental & Public Health

Environmental Sustainability

This project is expected to reduce GHG emissions by approximately 2,800 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year.

Subrecipients

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VCCT, Inc., dba VaCom Technologies

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Match Partners

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Amy's Kitchen

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VCCT, Inc., dba VaCom Technologies

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