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Baker’s Maison refrigeration - Australia first

The R22 system was replaced with an efficient CO2 / Ammonia system, enabling the wholesale bakery to reduce operating costs and reduce its environmental footprint.

The new system was designed by Minus40 and forms part of an innovative energy-reduction overhaul at the Revesby plant, and was commissioned in early 2015.

CO2NH3 still a head-turner!!!

The Minus40 Smart car with the catchy "Natural Refrigerant" rego is still turning heads after many years of good service!!!

Minus40 at the DIAA conference in Melbourne

Minus40's had the banners displays up at the DIAA conference in Melbourne last week (13+14 May).  Great to catch up with clients and business partners!

Ways to reduce energy costs

Energy Efficiency and Your Business provided presentations and panel discussions by industry experts. Sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank, the event provided an opportunity to explore opportunities for improved efficiency and reduced energy costs in a wide range of businesses.Michael Bellstedt was among speakers at the event, which was held at the City Golf Club, Toowoomba on 29 April 2015. One of the key topics was enabling access to finance via the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, which supports energy reduction projects.

Government Energy White Paper = Brown Paper

"Climate change ignored in energy white paper that lets market rule future policy" (The Guardian, 2015-04-08)


The Abbott government today release an white paper describing key issues and strategies for Australia's energy strategies. Unlike the previous two white papers, it does not acknolwedge the threat of global warming, nor does it promote renewable energy.

The report does recommned that the marketplace should be allowed to determine the types of energy that are used and how it is sourced. It also recommnends that energy providers engage in community consultation when planning coal seem gas projects.



The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and Commonwealth Bank are financing loans tailored for businesses wanting to save on energy costs.

Launch of ‘Watts in Your Business’energy saving walks

The September issue of Australian Fruitgrower magazine includes an article about ‘Watts in Your Business’, a series of walks at fruit growers' sites. Delegates are shown energy saving opportunities at each site and usually gain valuable insights that can be readily applied at most sites.

Australian Fruit Grower Magazine

The July 2014 issue includes an article about "The future of refrigeration in a changing climate" by Michael Bellstedt.



Want to learn how to reduce energy costs on  your commercial cold storage and display cabinets?The NSW Office of Environment & Heritage has developed a brand new, half day course on Commercial

The M40 team at Foodtech QLD after a successful 3 days.

 Energy, in the form of electricity and gas, is one of the largest business costs in the food sector.

Foodtech Qld is the new trade event for the food and beverage manufacturing industry in Queensland.  The show will be held in Queensland from 26-28 June at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition

Take a look at the February edition of Ecolibrium, where the recent AIRAH awards were featured and Inga Doemland of Minus40 made an appearance for winning 2015 Student of the year.