LONG LIVE FRESH PRODUCTS: THANKS TO EPTA'S SUPERCHILLING TECHNOLOGY

16/10/2014

On August 29th,  2014, in Paris, the closing event of the FRISBEE research project was held.

FRISBEE (Food Refrigeration Innovations for Safety, consumers’ Benefit, Environmental impact and Energy optimisation along the cold chain in Europe) is a four-year European research project, focusing on innovation for the refrigeration industry. The foremost goal of this program is to develop solutions to reduce energy consumption while guaranteeing the utmost food quality and safety.

In this context, and as a FRISBEE partner, Epta presented the world's first prototype of a Superchilling cabinet for the Food Retail and Catering business, a process that of extends the shelf life of fresh products, keeping their nutritional and organoleptic properties intact.

Finally, many other solutions were presented, the work of the 25 operators that participated in the project from 12 companies, 11 Research Centres and Universities and 2 NGOs. Among the most interesting first-time proposals from the workgroup that Epta belongs to include QEEAT , a software which can provide Energy consumption and GWI index predicting estimates for individual cold chains. Also a magnetic refrigerator prototype for household applications.