Energy saving in the cooling process
The European Union has started the ICCEE programme “Improving the Energy Efficiency of the Cooling System”. The objective is to motivate energy saving in food and drink sector within the cooling system, as this involves high energy requirements.
ICCEE will provide SMEs with an analytical tool to facilitate the process of decision making. This will be followed by a training programme for employees and stakeholders on energy saving in the sector. The purpose is to create a society that promotes and supports a change in energy culture in the food sector.
The viability of these new measures will be assessed according to the environmental, economic and social impacts that comprise their whole life cycle and supply chain.
The objective is to train 300 companies through 20 national workshops together with the cooperation of industry associations. 32 companies will be trained in the use of this tool through four workshops organised by the EU.
The energy savings generated are expected to be approximately 118GWh per year, which will raise the capital invested in sustainable energy by 64 million euros. And it will be possible to reduce GHG emissions by 40,376 tonCO2 per year.
The European Union, together with the restrictions on the use of fluorinated gases, is committed to increasingly sustainable refrigeration.
Thanks to innovation in new clean refrigeration technologies, we can have equally efficient refrigeration equipment in the food sector cooling system.
Source: eseficiencia and fiab