Tag : cold chain
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.
Daikin has acquired Australia-based commercial refrigeration group AHT as it seeks to expand its presence and expertise across the cold chain with an increased focus on commercial refrigeration in particular.
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.
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.
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.