The IIR brings you the highlights from refrigeration trade fair SIFA 2016
As an institutional partner, the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) participated in the 2016 edition of the Interprofessional Refrigeration and its Applications Trade Show (SIFA) for the consecutive year.
The trade show and forum dedicated to issues related to refrigeration, air-conditioning and thermodynamics, SIFA 2016 took place at the Cité des Congrès in the beautiful French city of Nantes from 14-15 September.
With over 1,500 attendees, SIFA 2016 focused on the agri-food sector and reunited key refrigeration players, notably manufacturers, OEM, distributors, installers, end-users and suppliers, all in one unique location.
The IIR at SIFA 2016
By holding a booth in close collaboration with the French Refrigeration Association (AFF), the IIR ensured its presence at SIFA 2016 to meet with the key players in the field of refrigeration as well as to keep up to speed on the insights and perspectives on the innovations, concerns and solutions at the heart of today’s industry on a national level.
Generating the interest of many, visitors to the IIR and AFF booth included BSRIA, one of the economic market research partners of the IIR, a company specialising in renewable energies for refrigeration, particularly photovoltaic, and a company interested in the field of insulation.
Even though SIFA is traditionally a forum targeted at the French refrigeration industry, there was no lack of international clientele as the Professional Congolese Association of Refrigeration and Air conditioning (ACOPROF) made a trip to the booth, and a small delegation from Japan interested in conducting a study, and gathering data and information on the European refrigeration market.
European project CryoHub generates interest at SIFA 2016
The IIR took the opportunity to promote the EU recently started project CryoHub, focused on developing cryogenic energy storage in refrigeration warehouses to integrate renewable energy in industrial food refrigeration and to enhance power grid sustainability.
The project generated a lot of curiosity from professionals in the industry intrigued by the ground-breaking application, which was deliberated on and discussed in the past, but as yet unsuccessfully executed. The outcomes of the European project are set to interest many.
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