Tag : University of Birmingham
Ensuring global access to sustainable cooling technologies and systems will be the key focus of a two-day event scheduled to be held later this month in London.
A partnership between the University of Birmingham and Chinese railway rolling stock company CRRC Shijiazhuang has developed and completed tests on a truck-to-train container cooling solution that works by storing energy.
Clean cold experts from the University of Birmingham have launched a new online tool in conjunction with the UK government and the globally-focused Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP) to help with sustainable energy initiatives and business planning.
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have commenced a partnership with India-based Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation focused on introducing more sustainable cooling to protect foodstocks in Haryana and Punjab.
An anticipated quadrupling in worldwide demand for cooling appliances by 2050 could lead to a 90 per cent increase in global energy consumption without new political and industry thinking, findings from the University of Birmingham have said.
A proposed ‘cold as a service’ approach to providing less carbon intensive cooling functions on a per use basis has been put forward as an example of radical business models that experts argue are needed in a drive for more sustainable refrigeration and food supply.
A current lack of skills in the use and implementation of low GWP refrigerant and systems has been identified as one major challenge to transitioning to cleaner and less carbon intensive cooling during world’s first ‘clean cold’ congress in Birmingham this week.
Addressing fears about a lack of adequate cold storage space and refrigerated transport within the global food supply chain will be among key focuses of the inaugural international ‘clean cold’ congress next month.
More must be done to bridge the isolated use of clean cold and cold chain networks moving forward to ensure a more sustainable approach to cooling in food distribution, academics have argued.
Indian policy makers will take part in a clean cold workshop at the University of Birmingham next week to support a better understanding of the technical, economic and political challenges for sustainable cooling at a regional and global level.