Frisbee project proves alternatives

A recently completed project to improve refrigeration technologies throughout the European food cold chain has furthered our understanding of the viability of alternative technologies.

Nanoparticles and nanofluids, air cycle refrigeration and magnetocaloric refrigeration were three of the technologies studied as part of the four-year EU-funded FRISBEE (Food Refrigeration Innovations for Safety, consumer Benefit, Environmental impact and Energy optimisation along cold chain in Europe) project.

The alternative technologies work was just a part of the broad range of research carried out by the Frisbee team. Ultimately, the project developed a comprehensive database of the cold chain in Europe, identified refrigeration needs and available current technologies in the food industry, and investigated consumer needs and expectations in the respect to the food cold chain …

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