Refrigeration is one of the most energy-intensive technologies used in the food supply chain and poses a number of sustainability-related challenges related to energy consumption and to leakage of refrigerants, many of which are high GWP (Global Warming Potential) greenhouse gasses. The cold chain is estimated to be responsible for approximately 2.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions through direct and indirect (energy consumption) effects.
Surveys around the world have demonstrated that energy savings of 30-40% are achievable by optimising usage of the stores, repairing current equipment and retrofitting of energy efficient equipment. However, cold store operators are often reluctant to install new equipment without sufficient information on savings that can be achieved. This project helps European cold store operators overcome such reservations to the uptake of new technologies by providing information needed for a knowledge-based selection of refrigeration equipment and for identifying cost efficient paybacks to the refrigerated warehousing business.
The ICE-E project aims to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from the European food cold storage sector through application of energy-efficient equipment choices in compliance with the EU’s energy and environmental policies.
Whether your company is a large multinational corporation or a dynamic small or medium enterprise, you are entitled to benefit from our free on-line Cold Store Energy Adviser (available in 7 different languages and taking just 15-20 minute to enter your input data). This benchmarking tool plays the role of a comparative survey, which permits to assess the performance of your cold store against statistical data for hundreds of other stores across Europe.
Detailed on-site audit of energy and refrigerant use, performed by a team of top international experts, will be offered to 25 users of the benchmarking tool free of charge.
All information you provide will be treated anonymously, kept strictly confidential and not shared with any third parties or authorities.
Follow this link to go to the free ICE-E on-line energy adviser < http://coldstoresurvey.teknologisk.dk >