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  • Ice storage

    Ice storage is not only beneficial in economic terms, it is also energy-saving, noise-free and helps extend the life of the systems. It consists in keeping a certain amount of ice, as a way of storing "cold", in order to use it later. It was...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • Ice storage

    The Paris Palais des Congrès, a vast building comprising a Congress centre, a hotel and a shopping mall is equipped with an ice storage system allowing it to optimize its power-bill management in winter, but also to shave summer peaks and to...

    • Publication date : 2007/11/20
  • Refrigerated storage trends

    Several cold store building projects illustrate trends currently observed in the refrigerated storage field: - by building in Harnes the largest cold store in France, frozen chip producer Mc Cain intends to house under one roof in April 2010 its...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • 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
  • Benefits of thermal energy storage

    The use of thermal storage, coupled to a refrigeration unit, allows the user to reduce the cooling capacity of installed units, to lower operating costs and electric bills, to increase plant reliability and to provide an effective solution for...

    • Publication date : 2013/03/29
  • 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
  • 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
  • Transport and storage sharing

    The Sustainable Distribution Initiative, a cooperation scheme aimed at responding to spiralling energy costs and the demands of consumers to reduce the number of food miles in product distribution is being initiated by IGD, a food and grocery...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Energy storage thanks to refrigeration

    Electrical energy is notoriously difficult to store, especially on a large scale and this can be particularly problematical when dealing with irregular sources such as wind power for which there can be a great mismatch between energy supply and...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/25
  • New developments in cryogenic storage

    An innovating solution for cryogenic storage of products has been patented and marketed. This system makes it possible to store products at -190°C in a totally dry environment without using liquid nitrogen in the storage space. The risks inherent...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/14
  • Underground storage of liquid CO2

    Dispensing of CO2 by storing it underground usually implies placing it in aquifer rocks deep enough (-800 m) to achieve sufficient pressure to maintain the CO2 in a supercritical (fluid) phase. This approach has many shortcomings as in this form,...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
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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 : 2022/06/20
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : LNG and LPG
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    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 : 2022/10/12
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Ice creams
  • 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 : 2022/11/21
    • 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
  • 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…)