The project, which started in December 2022, is investigating energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from the transport, industrial and commercial refrigeration sectors in the UK. These sectors are major users of energy across many businesses and will play a critical part in the UK’s net zero agenda. Focusing on six subsectors (datacentres, food and drink manufacturing sites, chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing, retail, cold stores and transport refrigeration units) the outputs of this work will include roadmaps, benchmarks, sector-specific guidance and training events. This information will be added to the website as it is developed during 2022-23.
BEIS (the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) is supporting this research to identify trends, emissions and innovation potential of decarbonising industrial and commercial refrigeration, with funding through the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP).
The project is being led by London South Bank University with partners Carbon Limiting Technologies, the Carbon Trust, Carbon 3 IT, the Centre for Sustainable Cooling at the University of Birmingham, the Institute of Refrigeration and Star Technical Solutions.