• Woolworths Group CEO, Brad Banducci
    Woolworths Group CEO, Brad Banducci

Hear about the lessons learnt since introducing transcritical CO2 technology to the Woolworths supermarket chain three years ago.

Since then, eight transcritical CO2 systems have been introduced to Woolworths stores.

In this ARBS session engineering staff will analyse and share the results of energy benchmarking, discuss the temperature control performance of these systems and talk about lessons learnt.

Speakers include Woolworths Food Group showcase engineer, Yan Gu, and the national sustainable engineering manager, Dario Ferlin.

Gu has a PhD degree in refrigeration and cryogenics engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University.

She entered the refrigeration industry in 2012 and as senior R&D engineer at Carrier (China) worked on the product development of the subcritical CO2 systems.

Gu moved to Sydney to work for Woolworths in the role of showcase engineer focusing on developing the showcase specifications, driving improvements and deploying best practice at the supermarket chain..

Ferlin has an honours degree in mechanical engineering from Melbourne University. He entered the refrigeration industry in 2001 as a rack design engineer for EPTA (Italy) and collaborated in the first transcritical CO2 projects piloted in Europe.

While at EPTA as an applications engineer in the export department, Ferlin oversaw turn-key projects for key supermarket accounts in developing countries.

In 2009 he relocated to Sydney to work for Woolworths.

The Woolworths Group has a Sustainability Plan which includes moving to 100 per cent green electricity by 2025, zero food waste to landfill by 2025, net positive carbon emissions by 2050 and responsible stewardship of natural resources.

Just last month Woolworths established a new executive level leadership role solely dedicated to sustainability.

Woolworths Group CEO, Brad Banducci, said the announcement reflects the company’s sustainability ambitions.

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