Sainsbury’s will be among delegates at event to detail its use of cryogenics with focus on liquid nitrogen refrigerated delivery
The Sustainable Innovation in Refrigeration, AC and Heat (SIRACH) network will next month host a special event looking at potential applications for the innovative use of Cryogenic Cooling. These applications will include a broad number of functions such as the potential use of cryogenics for functions such as refrigerated retail delivery.
The event, which is taking place at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) on October 12, will bring together expertise from across academia, the private sector and space exploration to understand possible industry implications for innovative cooling.
Sessions on the day will include a case study from Sainsbury’s concerning the use of refrigerated delivery tricks that are cooled using liquid nitrogen. Presentations will also come from Highview Power Storage looking at new methods for large scale storing of energy via cryogenics.
Dr Katya Mileva from London South Bank University will discuss applications for ‘cryostimulation’ and how it can be used to influence bodily structure and metabolic functions.
The event is to be hosted at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, which has become well known for ground-breaking work concerning particle physics and astronomy, as well as research around medicine.
Alongside the cryogenics event, SIRACH is scheduled to hold several retail workshops and events considering heat exchanger use for cooling over the next 12 months.
This will include a meeting at the fifth IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain to be held in Beijing from August 6 to August 8.
Updates on a number of European and global initiatives to reduce carbon emissions from supermarkets will be presented at the workshop as a means to share information on cutting energy use in retail cooling.