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Refrigeration Integration and System Efficiency (RISE).

Refrigeration Integration and System Efficiency (RISE).

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The United Kingdom (UK) Government has set a net-zero target by 2050 into law. To make a real difference to climate change, many businesses have pledged to improve on this, with many promising net-zero by 2030. The cold-chain relies on an existing stock of food manufacturing and distribution facilities and is responsible for up to 4% of UK greenhouse emissions. To achieve net-zero, the cold-chain must adapt and play its part. Integrating existing site systems and using waste heat is imperative to ensure the cold-chain is as efficient as possible. Businesses require a payback on any investment.
The Refrigeration Integration and System Efficiency (RISE) study reviewed an existing food production facility. It showed reclaiming waste heat can significantly reduce emissions. RISE found a problematic lack of business investment in reclaiming waste heat in large industrial systems, associated with the current relatively lower cost of gas compared to electricity in the UK and with the high capital cost of industrial projects on existing systems. Government intervention is required to ensure that investment in electrification of heat is financially viable. RISE concluded that businesses should develop longer term payback aspirations. Business and government investment into system change of the cold-chain is essential. 

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  • Titre original : Refrigeration Integration and System Efficiency (RISE).
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 30031475
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Sujet : Technologie
  • Source : Proceedings of the 26th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration: Paris , France, August 21-25, 2023.
  • Date d'édition : 21/08/2023
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