Refrigerated warehouses as intelligent hubs to integrate renewable energy in industrial food refrigeration and to enhance power grid sustainability

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dc.contributor.author Fikin, Kostadin
dc.contributor.author Stankov, Borislav
dc.contributor.author Evans, Judith
dc.contributor.author Maidment, Graeme
dc.contributor.author Foster, Alan
dc.contributor.author Brown, Tim
dc.contributor.author Radcliffe, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Youbi-Idrissi, Mohammed
dc.contributor.author Alford, Adrian
dc.contributor.author Varga, Liz
dc.contributor.author Alvarez, Graciela
dc.contributor.author Ivanov, Ivan Evg.
dc.contributor.author Bond, Carole
dc.contributor.author Colombo, Ina
dc.contributor.author Garcia-Naveda, Gabriel
dc.contributor.author Ivanov, Ivaylo
dc.contributor.author Hattori, Kazuhiro
dc.contributor.author Umeki, Daisuke
dc.contributor.author Bojkov, Tsvetan
dc.contributor.author Kaloyanov, Nikola
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-23T16:18:20Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-23T16:18:20Z
dc.date.issued 2016-11-23
dc.identifier.citation Fikiin K, Stankov B, Evans J, et al., Refrigerated warehouses as intelligent hubs to integrate renewable energy in industrial food refrigeration and to enhance power grid sustainability. Trends in Food Science & Technology, Volume 60, February 2017, pp. 96-103 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 0924-2244
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2016.11.011
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/11484
dc.description.abstract Background Independence from fossil fuels, energy diversification, decarbonisation and energy efficiency are key prerequisites to make a national, regional or continental economy competitive in the global marketplace. As Europe is about to generate 20% of its energy demand from Renewable Energy Sources (RES) by 2020, adequate RES integration and renewable energy storage throughout the entire food cold chain must properly be addressed. Scope and approach Refrigerated warehouses for chilled and frozen foods are large energy consumers and account for a significant portion of the global energy demand. Nevertheless, the opportunity for RES integration in the energy supply of large food storage facilities is often neglected. In situ power generation using RES permits capture of a large portion of virtually free energy, thereby reducing dramatically the running costs and carbon footprint, while enhancing the economic competitiveness. In that context, there exist promising engineering solutions to exploit various renewables in the food preservation sector, in combination with the emerging sustainability-enhancing technology of Cryogenic Energy Storage (CES). Key findings and conclusions Substantial research endeavours are driven by the noble objective to turn the Europe's Energy Union into the world's number one in renewable energies. Integrating RES, in synchrony with CES development and proper control, is capable of both strengthening the food refrigeration sector and improving dramatically the power grid balance and energy system sustainability. Hence, this article aims to familiarise stakeholders of the European and global food preservation industry with state-of-the-art knowledge, know-how, opportunities and professional achievements in the concerned field. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Elsevier en_UK
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Food preservation en_UK
dc.subject Refrigerated warehousing en_UK
dc.subject Renewable energy en_UK
dc.subject Energy storage en_UK
dc.subject Cryogenics en_UK
dc.subject Low-carbon economy en_UK
dc.title Refrigerated warehouses as intelligent hubs to integrate renewable energy in industrial food refrigeration and to enhance power grid sustainability en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK


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