French refrigeration company Cooltech Applications has partnered with multinational retailer Carrefour to demonstrate the efficacy of magnetic refrigeration for supermarket
applications. Cooltech recently installed a fully equipped magneto-caloric display cabinet at Carrefour’s head office restaurant for a fourweek trial. The magnetic cooling system (MRS) uses a water coolant instead of a refrigerant gas, resulting in an eco-friendly solution. The technology is also designed to reduce energy consumption and noise. The technology is in beta testing at several sites in Europe and the United States.