Conference update: Cambridge

The 1st IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain is to be held on March 29-31, 2010. The conference, which will attract an international audience of researchers and industrialists, will bring together those with an interest in the cold chain, and 60 papers covering food, pharmaceuticals and other applications to explore the latest developments and key trends in technology will be presented. The second element of the conference will focus on Sustainability, and will run as a parallel programme over the same dates. 30 papers on sustainability will be presented This conference will be hosted in association with SIRAC, a Sustainability in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning network was set up in the UK in 2008 to drive the research agenda on sustainability in the refrigeration sector. Short courses will be offered as 2.5-h workshops with the following themes: mathematical modelling, temperature control methods, energy and the cold chain, energy and sustainability in manufacturing and a review of alternative technologies. Technical tours will include a cold store, retail environment, a transport equipment manufacturer and a testing facility. Register now!