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  • Cool ways to chill for cold storage and maintaining an unbroken cold chain

    In an interview for FOOD Magazine, Robbie Davies (Cold Chain Centre) clarifies significant progress relating to the cold chain. Refrigeration technology is an area that has advanced considerably in recent years - particularly in road transport,...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • Cold storage: figures

    According to the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) Global Cold Storage Capacity Report, public refrigerated warehouse storage is increasing around the world. Data from over 40 member countries was collected for the 2008...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • Cold storage capacity in the USA

    According to the 2012 IARW Cold Storage Report, with 112 million m3, the USA has the largest cold-storage capacity of any single country in the world.

    • Publication date : 2013/06/06
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Cold chain storage

    There has been a clear improvement in the efficiency of cold stores in the UK over the past 10 years with a 7% increase in specific energy consumption according to a recent UK bench-marking survey. However, bridging the gap between efficiency...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • Global cold storage capacity in 2012

    According to the 2012 IARW Global Cold Storage Capacity Report, the total capacity of refrigerated warehouses was estimated at 460 million m3 in 2012. Total capacity increased roughly by 10 million m3 over 2010.

    • Publication date : 2013/05/24
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Improving Cold Storage in Pakistan

    The Pakistani government has recently announced that it will provide funds to the national food sector, in order to improve cold storage facilities. The scheme, called ‘Cool Chain and Cold Storage for Horticulture Products' aims at mitigating the...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/24
  • Largest US cold storage distribution centre

    In the USA, AM King has begun construction of the largest cold storage distribution centre in the country.

    • Publication date : 2012/04/25
  • Cold storage capacity in Australia

    In 2007, the total number of cold stores amounted to 32 000, 30% of which were in farms. Most existing facilities in the state are currently operating at full capacity after a substantial decline in business between 2008 and 2010.

    • Publication date : 2013/06/03
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Markets and figures: India - cold storage shortage

    A recent report by KPMG and the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) points out the massive shortfall in cold storage facilities for India's agricultural produce by more than 10 million tons: only about 21.7 million...

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09
  • Booming cold storage industry in Brazil

    The total capacity of Brazilian public refrigerated warehouses (PRW), which was less than 100,000 m3 in 1970 exceeds 4 million m3. The main reason of this boom is rapid growth of the agribusiness sector. Brazil has the world's largest commercial...

    • Publication date : 2008/07/11
  • Asia’s largest cold storage facility to run on ammonia

    Ocean Star Aquatic Products Co., Ltd., a seafood processing company in Zhengzhou, Fujian Province, will soon complete the installation of a cold storage facility that is claimed to be the largest not only in China but in the whole of Asia.

    • Publication date : 2012/10/16
  • GL2012 highlights: latent cold thermal storage: the energetic benefits

    In response to German climate protection goals, requiring 80-95 % cuts in CO2 emissions before 2050, Michael Kauffeld presented a paper on “The Energetic Benefit of Latent Cold Thermal Energy Storage” at the 10th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on...

    • Publication date : 2012/11/20
  • Solar-powered cold storage for Indonesian fishing villages

    A solution combining solar power, thermal-energy storage and an ultra-efficient compressor package is being implemented in two locations in Indonesia

    • Publication date : 2012/11/14
  • Dalian builds China’s first CO2/NH3 cascade cold storage logistics base

    China is building the largest cold storage logistics base for aquatic products in Dalian, Northeast China. The 200 000-tonne, RMB 1 billion (roughly 128 million €) cold store is said to be the first large-scale cold storage logistics base adopting...

    • Publication date : 2012/12/19
  • Trends and Figures: Cold storage capacity per capita, a global glimpse

    IARW published a list showing their member countries' public refrigerated capacity in 2006 and we thought it might be interesting to calculate the refrigerated-warehouse capacity per capita by country. The list is topped by The Netherlands (551...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • New in our Encyclopedia. Cold storage conditions for fruits and vegetables

    Practical recommendations for the cold storage of over 200 cultivars of fruits, vegetables and herbs. 

    • Publication date : 2023/01/26
    • Subjects: General information
  • Professional forums on cryo-sciences: Experts and young researchers alike

    Although significant progress has been made in cold application in life sciences driven by new solutions in the production, storage and handling of bio-products along the entire production chain all the way up to the end-user, there are still many...

    • Publication date : 2017/03/01
  • IJR Editorial: Solar energy, the energy of the future for refrigeration

    Solar refrigeration should become a means of providing cleaner air conditioning and developing cold chains for food and health products where they are still deficient. We need to accompany this development while...

    • Publication date : 2021/01/21
  • STEF-TFE opens largest cold store in Madrid

    New site cuts energy consumption by 15% with innovative energy storage system during off-peak hours

    • Publication date : 2011/12/08
  • IIR Working Party on “Energy Labelling in the Cold Chain”

    The Terms of Reference of the new IIR Working Party (WP) "Energy labelling in the cold chain" have been approved. The main objective of this WP - chaired by Prof. Giovanni Cortella, Italy, and involving Commissions D1 and D2 - is to investigate...

    • Publication date : 2008/05/16
  • Here are the latest IIR award-winners!

    Once every 4 years during each International Congress of Refrigeration, the IIR presents a series of prestigious scientific awards:. Gustav Lorentzen Medal: the prize is awarded to a person with...

    • Publication date : 2011/09/15
  • IIR Working Parties

    The IIR has 10 commissions: Cryophysics, cryoegineering (A1); Liquefaction and separation of gases (A2); Thermodynamics and transfer processes(B1); Refrigerating equipment (B2); Cryobiology, cryomedicine (C1); Food science and engineering (C2);...

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09
  • 1st IIR International Cold and Sustainability Conference

    The 1st IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain held in Cambridge, UK, on March 29-31, 2010 attracted over 150 participants from 22 countries. Academia, public and corporate research centres, public agencies and administrations, and...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Editorial by Didier Coulomb

    The 23rd International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR2011) will take place in Prague on August 21-26, 2011. This will be the key refrigeration event in 2011 and will deal with all facets of refrigeration and refrigeration technology. Around...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • IIR member news: Star Refrigeration

    Star Refrigeration soon to hit US food firms with eco-friendly low-ammonia chillers and freezers

    • Publication date : 2013/09/04
  • Conference update: Amsterdam

    The theme of the IIR-co-sponsored 11th European Cold Chain Education Program is Back to Basics; safe, efficient and profitable cold storage and distribution. Register now for this event to be held on February 25-26, 2008:

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • International events: Amsterdam

    The 12th European Cold Chain Education Program took place in Amsterdam on January 26-27, 2009 and attracted over 160 participants from 24 countries. Thirty-one presentations covered a wide range of logistics issues including ways of adapting to...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • Conference update: Amsterdam

    - The IIR co-sponsored 11th European Cold Chain Education Program, an IIR-co-sponsored event, will be held in Amsterdam on February 25-26, 2008. The theme is "Back to basics: safe, efficient and profitable cold storage and distribution". The event...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • Conference update: Amsterdam

    With "Explore the future: Green, lean, and cost-effective cold storage and distribution operations" as theme, the 12th European Cold Chain Logistics Education Program & Trade Show is to be held on January 26-27, 2009 in Amsterdam. This event...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • Conference update: Amsterdam

    The IIR co-sponsored 11th European Cold Chain Education Program, an IIR-co-sponsored event, will be held in Amsterdam on February 25-26, 2008. The theme is "Back to basics: safe, efficient and profitable cold storage and distribution". The event...

    • Publication date : 2008/01/25
  • Cold storage conditions for fruits and vegetables

    Practical recommendations for the cold storage of over 200 cultivars of fruits, vegetables and herbs (storage temperatures, relative humidity, storage time, controlled atmosphere...

    • Last update : 2023/01/16
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Fruit, Vegetables
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    Global cold storage capacity

    This table presents the cold storage capacity in about 50 countries, based on data from the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA).

    • Last update : 2021/12/06
    • Langues : English
    • Themes : Refrigerated storage: economics and statistics
  • Liquefied Natural Gas: production process and cold energy recovery

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been cooled to about -160 °C and turned into a liquid to facilitate transportation and storage. A typical LNG supply chain...

    • Last update : 2023/06/23
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : LNG and LPG
  • Cryogenic nitrogen in the food and beverage industry

    The adoption of cryogenic processes in the food and beverage industry is predominantly driven by liquid nitrogen (LIN), and it is the preferred candidate for food chilling and...

    • Last update : 2023/06/09
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freezing of foodstuffs
  • Ice cream manufacturing, environmental impact and market data

    From a physico-chemical point of view, ice cream is a complex, frozen multiphase mixture. The manufacturing process includes several stages of freezing which are described in this...

    • Last update : 2023/06/30
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Ice creams
  • Environmental impact of the ice cream industry

    This summary document describes the environmental impact of ice cream manufacturing, which is mainly due to the energy consumption and refrigerants used.

    • Last update : 2022/11/17
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : General information on environment (climate change, ozone depletion…)
  • Cryogenics in the pharmaceutical industry: drug design and bioavailability improvement

    Research activities in the pharmaceutical sector focus primarily on developing novel drug formulations which can elicit the desired response upon being administered to the patient...

    • Last update : 2023/03/10
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freeze-drying in biology and medicine, Cryobiology, cryomedicine: general information
  • Additive manufacturing of heat exchangers

    In the refrigeration industry, additive manufacturing (colloquially referred to as “3D printing”) makes it possible to fabricate novel, complex and potentially more energy efficient...

    • Last update : 2022/09/07
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Evaporators, condensers and other heat exchangers