Epta is a main sponsor of Retail Question Time, the annual event promoted by the British magazine RAC (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning), hold on 1st December at Burlington House in Piccadilly, the London headquarters of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Retail Question Time is an opportunity for industry experts and major supermarkets to meet and exchange views on the objectives and issues linked to the developments in refrigeration. Numerous topics have been dealt with this year: from the effects of forthcoming F-Gas reduction to HFC refrigerants, as well as equally crucial subjects such as the decrease of power consumption through heat recovery, the design of new convenience stores and innovative transcritical CO2 systems.

Epta presented to RAC's Retail Question Time its new transcritical CO2 solution, successfully installed in the Cooperative store in Horwich (Manchester). This solution, designed as part of the EU FP7 CommONEnergy project, uses the properties of CO2 to optimise heat recovery.

John Austin-Davies, Commercial Director of Epta UK, commented: “RAC's Retail Question Time was an excellent opportunity to show end-users, consultants and suppliers, how Epta’s participation in the CommONEnergy project has allowed development of a combined refrigeration, cooling, and heating system. A solution which contributes to the ambitious objective of the European project to transform convenience stores and supermarkets into practical examples of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.”