Analysis of potential of novel refrigeration technologies suitable for selected industries for application and improvement of food quality, energy consumption and environmental impact

The aim of this subtask was to study refrigeration technologies and equipment throughout the food cold chain and to assess the potential of novel technologies in terms of energy consumption, environmental impact and temperature control (D2.2.3):

Subtask 2.2.3 Prospective study on novel refrigeration technologies (Month 6-12) (LSBU)
Available novel refrigeration technologies suitable for selected industries will be explored and prospects for application and improvement of food quality already reported in previous studies, energy consumption and environmental impact will be evaluated. D.2.2.3

Throughout the report options to reduce energy consumption, reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses and improve temperature control using future refrigeration processes are discussed. Technologies are divided into two sections:

1. Technologies that are refrigeration technologies in their own right.
2. Technologies that are product oriented technologies.

'Future' refrigeration processes are defined as those that are not currently used or cannot be widely purchased today. Details of current refrigeration processes (i.e. those that can be purchased today) are available in DEL 2.2.2.

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