Online discussion covers net zero-emission coldstores

Glasgow, Scotland: Engineering an Efficient and Sustainable Cold Chain is a live online conference taking place on 2 March , hosted by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Dermot Cotter, managing director, Star Technical Solutions, will discuss low carbon cooling technology for the cold chain.
 “There are a number of ways in which we can help large distribution centre operators to increase energy efficiency, reduce operating costs and cut carbon emissions,” Cotter said.

“For example, eliminating ambient air infiltration in a refrigerated warehouse will significantly reduce the cooling requirement on a traditional system.”
“Modern low carbon refrigeration systems for cold stores feature high efficiency components such as condensers, compressors and controls. These incorporate the latest refrigeration engineering technology to achieve the lowest operating cost. In addition, compact ammonia packaged plants have an optimised design to maximise energy efficient operation and minimise life cycle costs.”
The cold chain is responsible for around 2.5% of global greenhouse gas output, according to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. It urges cold chain operators and engineers to find more efficient and sustainable ways to deliver cooling in response to the UK’s net-zero carbon target.
The event will focus on developments in refrigeration engineering throughout the entire cold chain – from production to storage, transport and retail. Cold chain industry leaders, engineering experts and academics will discuss the latest research and explore how novel technology is being developed and applied to tackle complex cooling problems.
Speakers at the one-day conference event include representatives from supermarkets, pharmaceutical companies, medical organisations and cooling solution providers, as well as industry regulators and policy makers.


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