With all the talk of everyone trying to go green from your cars to heating your business and home, it’s a no surprise that the beverage machines that we rely so highly upon in our restaurants would soon follow the trend.  Being energy efficient not only benefits our planet but it also benefits you as a business owner in keeping cost down.  These new beverage units are still being tested and won’t hit the market for a couple more years, well at least the mass market. In the mean time you can still make your beverage machine run more efficient by having restaurant equipment maintenance by St. Charles area repair professionals.

Currently these new systems are being developed by Manitowoc Foodservice.  They are using a new carbon dioxide based system with Multiplex. Yes there are other more energy efficient brands out there, but these guys are doing it green with the use of HFC-based (hydrofluorocarbon) refrigerants.  Manitowoc is replacing the HFC-based refrigerants with naturally occurring CO2 and therefore reducing the environmental impact. This natural refrigerant has little to no impact on global warming and zero ozone depletion capabilities. So you no longer have to handle capturing ozone-depleting refrigerants.

McDonalds tested the new system on their soda machine at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and is rolling out some units to be used in their European restaurants for more testing. McDonalds is trying to put its self out there as a green company and feels that this type of beverage equipment will be able to help them do just that.

These types of equipment will meet and exceed new global green equipment standards.  Manitowoc and Multiplex hope to release globally their new products in the near future.  Until then the best thing to do is keep your current equipment well maintained and purchase only the most efficient restaurant equipment on today’s market.