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International, European and national funded projects

 

Over the past 10 years, the IIR has been a key consortium partner in international, European and national funded projects. These projects further support the core mission of the IIR to disseminate knowledge on refrigeration in order to improve the quality of life in a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable manner.

As the communication leader, the IIR promotes and disseminates the outcomes of international, European and national projects throughout its worldwide network, activities and services and in this framework:

  • Develops and implements communication strategies (traditional and digital)

  • Organises and facilitates project workshops at IIR conferences and co-sponsored conferences

  • Facilitates the publication of academic papers in the International Journal of Refrigeration (IJR)

  • Disseminates project news through IIR digital communications supports and social media

  • Promotes projects at trade exhibitions, international meetings and conferences
  • Creates and disseminates final project outcomes.

Require a dissemination and strategic project partner?

 

If you are looking for a project partner for refrigeration or cooling technology research projects, contact the IIR Deputy Director General, Dr. Ina Colombo.

 

Current European funded projects

 

Currently, the IIR is a partner of EU funded projects addressing pioneering new technologies in various fields of refrigeration, and developing technical and best practice guides.

 

REAL Alternatives 4 LIFEREAL Alternatives for LIFE

Funded by LIFE EU, a funding scheme for projects that address climate issues.

 

Duration: 3 years (June 2017- June 2020)

 

Objectives: The REAL Alternatives for LIFE (RA4Life) project is to develop a blended learning programme for alternative refrigerants. The programme will address the safety, efficiency, reliability and containment of low GWP alternative refrigerants (carbon dioxide, ammonia, hydrocarbon and low flammables HFOs and R32) and includes various train the trainer sessions.

 

The IIR deliverables in the communication and dissemination work package include:

  • Development of the dissemination plan

  • Creation of the RA4Life newsletters and communication supports

  • Dissemination through the IIR network and RA4Life subscribers

  • Organisation of RA4Life workshops during IIR conferences

 

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CryoHubCryoHub

Funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

 

 

Duration: 3.5 years with extension (April 2016 - September 2020)

 

Objectives: The objective of this project is to investigate and extend the potential of large-scale Cryogenic Energy Storage (CES) and explore the application of the stored energy for both cooling and energy generation. By employing Renewable Energy Sources (RES) to liquefy and store cryogens, CryoHub will balance the power grid, while meeting the cooling demand of a refrigerated food warehouse and recovering the waste heat from its equipment and components.

 

The IIR deliverables are mainly in the communication and dissemination work package and include:

  • Creation of a bibliography on the different refrigerated facilities for the mapping survey
  • Creation of the CryoHub newsletters and communication supports
  • Publication in the International Journal of Refrigeration (IJR)
  • Dissemination across the IIR network
  • Organisation of CryoHub workshops during IIR conferences

 

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Current international funded projects

 

Cold Chain Technology Briefs

In partnership with UN Environment OzonAction, five Cold Chain Technology Briefs were produced by IIR Section and Commission presidents and an IIR member. These briefs summarise the different cold chain sectors with the aim of helping National Ozone Units (NOUs) and local stakeholders learn about the different segments, technology trends and issues related to each sector.

 

These briefs can ben downloaded in FRIDOC in English. They will soon be available in French and Spanish.

 

Commercial, professional and domestic refrigeration

 

Cold Storage and Refrigerated Warehouse

 

 

Refrigeration in food production and processing

 

Fishing vessel application

 

 

Transport Refrigeration

 

 

 

Assessment of the energy efficiency in retail refrigeration

Funded by UNIDO, the project is to assess the incremental capital and operating costs for improved energy efficiency in domestic refrigeration and in commercial and retail refrigeration in Article 5 countries.

 

 

National funded projects

 

Typically in the framework of national projects, the IIR recommends and provides appropriate expertise thanks to its network (from the IIR Expertise Directory) and disseminates the project progress/outcomes across the IIR network and to the larger international market.

 

 

Previous European funded projects

 

SuperSmartSuperSmart

Funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Reasearch and Innovation Programme.

 

Duration: (February 2016 - January 2019)

 

Objectives: SuperSmart was an expertise hub for the market uptake of energy efficient supermarkets by raising awareness, knowledge transfer and the preparation of an EU Ecolabel. SuperSmart aimed to achieve both decisive environmental benefits through the fast implementation of efficient heating and cooling solutions, as well as significant economic benefits through reduced energy use in the supermarket sector across Europe.

 

The IIR deliverables in the communication and dissemination work package included:

  • Contribution to training material and providing training

  • Dissemination across the IIR network and distribution of communication supports

  • Organisation of SuperSmart workshops during IIR conferences

 

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ELICiT

ELICiT

Funded by Framework Programme 7 (FP7)

 

 

 

Duration: 3 years (January 2014 - December 2016)

 

Objectives: The ELICiT project focused on the application of magnetic cooling technology in domestic refrigeration appliances.

 

The IIR deliverables in the communication and dissemination work package included:

  • Inclusion of the Industry Sub-Working Group into the ELICiT pre-standardisation work

  • Production of the official project website www.elicit-project.eu

  • Creation of the ELICiT newsletters and communication supports

  • Publication in the International Journal of Refrigeration (IJR)

  • Dissemination across the IIR network

  • Organisation of ELICiT workshops during IIR conferences

 

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FrisbeeFRISBEE

Funded by Framework Programme 7

 

 

 

Duration: 4 years (August 2010 - 31 August 2014)

 

Objectives: The objective of the FRISBEE project was to provide new tools, concepts and solutions for improving refrigeration technologies along the European food cold chain.

 

The IIR deliverables in the communication and dissemination work package included:

  • Publication in the International Journal of Refrigeration (IJR)
  • Organisation of FRISBEE workshops during IIR conferences
  • Dissemination across the IIR network
  • Creation of an E-Book for final dissemination

 

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