Transcritical CO2 Market Size, Analysis Report 2030

Transcritical CO2 Market Forecast to 2030 - Global Analysis by Application (Ice Skating Rinks, Food Processing & Storage Facilities, Heat Pumps, Supermarkets & Convenience Stores, and Others) and Function (Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating)

Publication Month : Jul 2023

  • Report Code : TIPRE00003250
  • Category : Manufacturing and Construction
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 151
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[Research Report] The transcritical CO2 market size is expected to grow from US$ 48,529.81 million in 2023 to US$ 140,931.01 million by 2030; it is estimated to record a CAGR of 16.5% from 2023 to 2030.


Analyst Perspective:

Transcritical CO2 is also used to produce dry ice in the food industry for freezing and shipping food. Apart from dairy products, transcritical CO2 systems are used to chill and freeze meat and poultry products. They are also used to produce CO2 gas, which is used in the meat industry for packaging and preservation. Various vendors and manufacturers of transcritical CO2 systems have developed cold storage and freezing transcritical CO2 systems for the food processing industry. In March 2023, Innovative Refrigeration Systems, Inc. built transcritical CO2 refrigeration systems for cold storage and food processing. Innovative Refrigeration Systems, Inc has also installed 60 ammonia (R717)/CO2 (R744) cascade systems for industrial cold storage, blast freezing, and process cooling applications in the US.

In June 2023, New York-based food retailer DeCicco & Sons installed a transcritical CO2 system in its Larchmont store. The Larchmont store is the first food-processing store using CO2 refrigeration. After using the CO2 refrigerator system in the Larchmont stores, they have found significant energy saving in their stores. In September 2022, Malaysian HVAC&R contractor FFM Engineering installed the first industrial transcritical CO2 in a cold storage facility in Kuala Lumpur. Thus, the increasing number of food storage facilities is driving the adoption of transcritical CO2 systems which is contributing to the Transcritical CO2 market growth.

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Transcritical CO2 Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 48,529.81 million in 2023
Market Size Value byUS$ 140,931.01 million by 2030
Growth rateCAGR of 16.5% from 2023 to 2030
Forecast Period2023-2030
Base Year2023
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Market Overview:

Transcritical CO2 systems offer several advantages over other types of refrigeration systems. The systems are environmentally friendly, efficient, and cost-effective. They are also safer to operate. As a result, transcritical CO2 systems are becoming increasingly popular for a wide range of refrigeration applications. Government regulations on the use of harmful gases, such as CFCs and HFCs, are driving the growth of the transcritical CO2 market. The F-gas regulations in Europe call for a significant reduction in HFC use in refrigeration applications by 2025. Transcritical CO2 systems are more environmentally friendly than traditional refrigeration systems that use harmful gases. The systems are also efficient and cost-effective, making them a good choice for businesses and consumers. As government regulations on harmful gases continue to increase, is increasing the Transcritical CO2 market share in the coming years.

Market Driver:

Adoption of Transcritical CO2 Systems in Supermarkets and Convenience Stores Drives Transcritical CO2 Market Growth

Supermarkets and convenience stores often face consumer scrutiny regarding their environmental impact and sustainability practices. Adopting transcritical CO2 systems allows retailers to showcase their commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, improving their brand image and attracting eco-conscious consumers. Consumer demand for environmentally friendly products and services has been increasing, and retailers that embrace transcritical CO2 systems can differentiate themselves in the market and gain a competitive advantage. Moreover, transcritical CO2 systems offer operational flexibility and adaptability to varying ambient conditions. They can effectively operate in both subcritical and transcritical modes, allowing for optimal performance in different climates. The transcritical CO2 system design can be tailored to meet the specific needs of supermarkets and convenience stores, such as different refrigeration loads, store layouts, and product display requirements. The flexibility and customization options of transcritical CO2 systems make them suitable for these retail environments. Thus, all such advantages of transcritical CO2 systems are driving the transcritical CO2 market further.

Segmental Analysis:

The global transcritical CO2 market, by application, is segmented into ice skating rinks, food processing & storage facilities, heat pumps, supermarkets & convenience stores, and others. Transcritical CO2 systems are gaining popularity in supermarkets for refrigeration applications to maintain cold temperatures, air conditioning, and heating.

Transcritical CO2 systems are typically more energy efficient than other refrigeration systems as CO2 has a higher volumetric cooling capacity than other refrigerants. It helps supermarkets, and convenience stores save energy. In June 2022, Canadian refrigeration contractor Neelands Group installed transcritical CO2 systems in 40–50 supermarkets in Canada. Nearly 90 transcritical CO2 systems have been installed in the new supermarket. In February 2023, METRO, a Germany-based international food wholesaler continued its rollout of natural refrigerant-based refrigeration systems and equipment in all its new stores and refurbishments throughout 24 countries in Europe and Asia. METRO also plans to install 40 more transcritical CO2 systems in their stores annually such initiatives are expected to propel the Transcritical CO2 market growth.

Regional Analysis:

The transcritical CO2 market are segmented into five major regions—North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), the Middle East & Africa (MEA), and South America. In 2022, Europe led the market with a substantial revenue share, followed by Asia Pacific. Further, North America is expected to register the highest CAGR in the transcritical CO2 market share from 2023 to 2030.

The market in North America is segmented into the US, Canada, and Mexico. The growth of the Transcritical CO2 market in North America is mainly ascribed to the growing number of installations of transcritical CO2 systems in convenience stores, supermarkets, hypermarkets, retail stores, ice skating rinks, etc. These commercial services require a 24/7 cooling environment without causing any harm to the surrounding. Moreover, various regulations and initiatives by governments of countries in North America such as Environmental protection agency (EPA), Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) encourages the use of natural refrigerants such as CO2 in many applications. Commercial refrigeration is expected to boost the Transcritical CO2 market.

Key Player Analysis:

TEKO Gesellschaft für Kältetechnik mbH; ADVANSOR A/S; BITZER Kühlmaschinenbau GmbH; Carrier Global Corporation; Danfoss A/S; Hussmann Corporation; Emerson Electric Co.; Panasonic Holdings Corporation; EVAPCO LMP; and MAYEKAWA MFG. CO., LTD are among the key players operating in the transcritical CO2 market. Five key global Transcritical CO2 market players includes Carrier Corporation, Danfoss, Emerson Electric, Panasonic Corporation, and Evapco LMP.

Recent Developments: 

Inorganic and organic strategies such as mergers and acquisitions are highly adopted by companies in the global transcritical CO2 market. A few recent developments by key Transcritical CO2 market players are listed below:

  • In May 2023, Blackstone and Emerson announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone completed the previously announced acquisition of a majority stake in Emerson’s Climate Technologies business in a transaction valuing the business at US$14.0 billion.
  • In January 2022, EDEKA Beckesepp, a German food retailer company, installed a transcritical CO2 (R744) refrigeration system for Teko GmbH.
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Application, and Function

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the estimated global market size for the global transcritical CO2 market in 2022?

The global transcritical CO2 market was valued at US$ 613.49 million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period of 2023 to 2030 to reach US$ 933.26 million by 2030.

What are the driving factors impacting the global transcritical CO2 market?

The low environmental impact of transcritical CO2 systems is driving the market by aligning with global environmental goals. As the need for sustainable cooling and refrigeration solutions continues to grow, transcritical CO2 systems offer a viable and attractive option for businesses across various sectors.

Which are the key players holding the major market share of transcritical CO2 market?

The key players, holding majority shares, in transcritical CO2 market includes Carrier Corporation, Danfoss, Emerson Electric, Panasonic Corporation, and Evapco LMP.

What are the future trends of the transcritical CO2 market?

ATMO Europe, a leading platform for natural refrigerants news and events, reported that an integrated CO2 system successfully reduced energy consumption by 30% at a Swiss cold storage facility. This achievement highlights the energy-saving potential of using CO2 as a refrigerant in the cold storage industry. Thus, the transcritical CO2 market is expected to witness growing adoption of integrated transcritical CO2 systems during the forecast period.

Which countries are registering a high growth rate during the forecast period?

The country anticipated to grow with the highest CAGR are Canada, UK, and India.

Which is the fastest growing regional market?

North America is anticipated to grow with the highest CAGR over the forecast period.

The List of Companies - Transcritical CO2 Market

  1. TEKO Gesellschaft fur Kaltetechnik mbH
  2. Baltimore Aircoil Co
  3. BITZER Kuhlmaschinenbau GmbH
  4. Carrier Global Corp
  5. Danfoss AS
  6. Hussmann Corp
  7. Emerson Electric Co
  8. Panasonic Holdings Corp
  9. Evapco LMP Inc
  10. Mayekawa Manufacturing Co Ltd

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