FRISBEE project to improve refrigeration technology with CO2

By team, Nov 17, 2010, 16:07 1 minute reading

A recently started 4-year project is aiming to provide new solutions for improving refrigeration technologies along the cold chain. The FRISBEE project is funded by the European Union and will also include refrigeration systems with CO2. Norwegian SINTEF and the International Institute of Refrigeration are involved in this project as well.

FRISBEE, (Food Refrigeration Innovations for Safety, consumers’ Benefit, Environmental impact and Energy optimisation along the cold chain in Europe) aims to develop new tools, concepts and solutions to improve current European food cold chain technologies - from producers to consumers.

Sustainable solutions for refrigeration

The project, which will include new solutions using CO2 refrigeration, will develop innovative mathematical modeling tools that combine food quality and safety together with energy, environmental and economic aspects to predict and control food quality and safety in the cold chain. The FRISBEE partners will develop new and emerging refrigeration technologies providing energy efficient and sustainable alternatives to current technologies.

“We will begin by developing a comprehensive database of the cold chain in Europe, identifying refrigeration needs and available current technologies in the food industry, and investigating consumer needs and expectations with respect to the food cold chain,” explains the project’s coordinator, Graciela Alvarez of Cemagref, a public research institute in France.

The four-year, € 6 Million project is funded mainly through the EU’s 7th Framework Programme, and has 26 partners; 13 of which are companies, 11 research institutes or universities, and two non-governmental organisations.

Involvement of SINTEF and IIR

The Norwegian SINTEF Group, the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia, is a project partner. SINTEF will be working together with the TNO in the Netherlands on the project.

Also, the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) is involved in the FRISBEE project. IIR's mission will be to disseminate information on the project, in particular research outcomes, via the publication of leaflets and by organizing special side events during IIR conferences and congresses.


By team (@r744)

Nov 17, 2010, 16:07

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