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

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Fikiin, K, Stankov, B, Evans, J, Maidment, GG, Foster, A, Brown, T, Radcliffe, J, Youbi-Idrissi, M, Alford, A, Varga, L, Alvarez, G, Ivanov, IE, Bond, C, Colombo, I, Garcia-Naveda, G, Ivanov, I, Hattori, K, Umeki, D, Bojkov, T and Kaloyanov, N (2017). Refrigerated warehouses as intelligent hubs to integrate renewable energy in industrial food refrigeration and to enhance power grid sustainability. Trends in Food Science and Technology. 60, pp. 96-103.
AuthorsFikiin, K, Stankov, B, Evans, J, Maidment, GG, Foster, A, Brown, T, Radcliffe, J, Youbi-Idrissi, M, Alford, A, Varga, L, Alvarez, G, Ivanov, IE, Bond, C, Colombo, I, Garcia-Naveda, G, Ivanov, I, Hattori, K, Umeki, D, Bojkov, T and Kaloyanov, N
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© 2016 Elsevier LtdBackground 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.

Keywords0908 Food Sciences; Food Science
Year2017
JournalTrends in Food Science and Technology
Journal citation60, pp. 96-103
PublisherLondon South Bank University
ISSN0924-2244
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1016/j.tifs.2016.11.011
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Accepted18 Nov 2016
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Three-dimensional effects of an air curtain used to restrict cold room infiltration
Foster, A, Swain, MJ, Barrett, R, D apos Agaro, P, Ketteringham, LP and James, SJ (2007). Three-dimensional effects of an air curtain used to restrict cold room infiltration. Applied Mathematical Modelling. 31 (6), pp. 1109-1123.
Air cycle combined heating and cooling for the food industry
Foster, A, Brown, T, Gigiel, A, Alford, A and Evans, JA (2011). Air cycle combined heating and cooling for the food industry. International Journal of Refrigeration. 34 (5), pp. 1296-1304.
Reducing domestic food waste by lowering home refrigerator temperatures
Brown, T, Hipps, N, Easteal, S, Parry, A and Evans, JA (2014). Reducing domestic food waste by lowering home refrigerator temperatures. International Journal of Refrigeration. 40, pp. 246-253.
Reducing domestic food waste by freezing at home
Brown, T, Hipps, N, Easteal, S, Parry, A and Evans, JA (2014). Reducing domestic food waste by freezing at home. International Journal of Refrigeration. 40, pp. 362-369.
Use of phase change materials in retail display cabinets to reduce the effect of defrosts
Foster, A, Orlandi, M, Brown, T and Evans, J (2015). Use of phase change materials in retail display cabinets to reduce the effect of defrosts. The 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration. Yokohama, Japan 16 - 22 Aug 2015 London South Bank University.
Microbial contamination of food refrigeration equipment
Evans, JA, Russell, SL, James, C and Corry, JEL (2003). Microbial contamination of food refrigeration equipment. Journal of Food Engineering. 62 (3), pp. 225-232.
Design and development of apparatus to provide repeatable surface temperature-time treatments on inoculated food samples
Foster, A, Ketteringham, LP, Swain, MJ, Kondjoyan, A, Havet, M, Rouaud, O and Evans, JA (2005). Design and development of apparatus to provide repeatable surface temperature-time treatments on inoculated food samples. Journal of Food Engineering. 76 (1), pp. 7-18.
Design and development of apparatus to provide repeatable surface temperature-time treatments on inoculated food samples
Foster, A, Ketteringham, LP, Swain, MJ, Kondjoyan, A, Havet, M, Rouaud, O and Evans, JA (2005). Design and development of apparatus to provide repeatable surface temperature-time treatments on inoculated food samples. Journal of Food Engineering. 76 (1), pp. 7-18.
Predicting the reduction in microbes on the surface of foods during surface pasteurisation-the 'BUGDEATH' project
James, SJ and Evans, JA (2005). Predicting the reduction in microbes on the surface of foods during surface pasteurisation-the 'BUGDEATH' project. Journal of Food Engineering. 76 (1), pp. 1-6.
Modelling of food transportation systems - a review
James, SJ, James, C and Evans, JA (2006). Modelling of food transportation systems - a review. International Journal of Refrigeration. 29 (6), pp. 947-957.
Temperature and energy performance of refrigerated retail display and commercial catering cabinets under test conditions
Evans, JA, Scarcelli, S and Swain, MVL (2007). Temperature and energy performance of refrigerated retail display and commercial catering cabinets under test conditions. International Journal of Refrigeration. 30 (3), pp. 398-408.
Humidification of unwrapped chilled meat on retail display using an ultrasonic fogging system.
Brown, T, Corry, JEL and Evans, JA (2007). Humidification of unwrapped chilled meat on retail display using an ultrasonic fogging system. Meat Science. 77 (4), pp. 670-677.
Vascular perfusion chilling of red meat carcasses - A feasibility study.
Brown, T, Ian Richardson, R, Wilkin, C-A and Evans, JA (2009). Vascular perfusion chilling of red meat carcasses - A feasibility study. Meat Science. 83 (4), pp. 666-671.
Description and validation of a computer based refrigeration system simulator
Eames, IW, Brown, T, Evans, JA and Maidment, GG (2012). Description and validation of a computer based refrigeration system simulator. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 85, pp. 53-63.
Theoretical modelling and experimental investigation of a thermal energy storage refrigerator
Marques, AC, Davies, GF, Evans, JA, Maidment, GG and Wood, ID (2013). Theoretical modelling and experimental investigation of a thermal energy storage refrigerator. Energy. 55, pp. 457-465.
Specific energy consumption values for various refrigerated food cold stores
Evans, JA, Foster, A, Huet, JM, Reinholdt, L, Fikiin, K, Zilio, C, Houska, M, Landfeld, A, Bond, C, Scheurs, M and Van Sambeeck, T (2013). Specific energy consumption values for various refrigerated food cold stores. Energy and Buildings. 74, pp. 141-151.
Metropolitan Integrated Cooling and Heating
Davies, G, Boot-Handford, N, Grice, J, Dennis, W, Rami, R, Nicholls, A and Maidment, GG (2017). Metropolitan Integrated Cooling and Heating. ASHRAE Winter Conference. Las Vegas 28 Jan - 01 Feb 2017 London South Bank University.
Cooling and recovery of heat from underground railway tunnels for district heating
Davies, G, Maidment, GG, Dennis, W, Ajileye, A and Grice, J (2017). Cooling and recovery of heat from underground railway tunnels for district heating. CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium. Loughborough UK 05 - 06 Apr 2017 London South Bank University.
Domestic Refrigerator Design -Safety Issues and Opportunities
Beasley, M, Holborn, PG, Ingram, JM and Maidment, GG (2017). Domestic Refrigerator Design -Safety Issues and Opportunities. The Institute of Refrigeration Event 2nd March 2017. London South Bank University 02 - 02 Mar 2017 London South Bank University.
Reducing energy consumption in cold stores using a freely available mathematical model
Foster, A, Reinholdt, L, Brown, T, Hammond, E and Evans, JA (2015). Reducing energy consumption in cold stores using a freely available mathematical model. Sustainable Cities and Society. 21, pp. 26 - 34.
REAL Zero – Reducing refrigerant emissions & leakage - feedback from the IOR Project
Cowan, D, Gartshore, J, Christina, F, Chaer, I and Maidment, GG (2011). REAL Zero – Reducing refrigerant emissions & leakage - feedback from the IOR Project. Proceedings of the Institute of Refrigeration.
Large scale cooling using mains water
Davies, GF, Maidment, GG, Paurine, A, Rutter, P, Evans, T and Tozer, R (2016). Large scale cooling using mains water. 12th Institute of Refrigeration Gustav Lorentzen Natural Working Fluids Conference. Edinburgh, UK 21 - 24 Aug 2016 London South Bank University.
Estimation of Cooling Energy Demand and Carbon Emissions from Urban Buildings using a Quasi-dynamic Model
Cowan, D, Maidment, GG and Chaer, I (2014). Estimation of Cooling Energy Demand and Carbon Emissions from Urban Buildings using a Quasi-dynamic Model. ASHRAE 2014 Winter Conference. New York city, USA 18 - 22 Jan 2014 London South Bank University.
Refrigerant emissions and leakage prevention across Europe - Results from the RealSkillsEurope project
Koronaki, IP, Cowan, D, Maidment, GG, Beerrnan, K, Schreurs, M, Kaar, K, Chaer, I, Gontarz, G, Christodoulaki, RI and Cazauran, X (2012). Refrigerant emissions and leakage prevention across Europe - Results from the RealSkillsEurope project. Energy. 45 (1), pp. 71 - 80.
An investigation of refrigerant leakage in commercial refrigeration
Francis, C, Maidment, GG and Davies, GF (2016). An investigation of refrigerant leakage in commercial refrigeration. International Journal of Refrigeration. 74 (Feb), pp. 10-19.
Ground source heat pumps and their interactions with underground railway tunnels in an urban environment: A review
Revesz, A, Chaer, I, Thompson, J, Mavroulidou, M, Gunn, MJ and Maidment, GG (2015). Ground source heat pumps and their interactions with underground railway tunnels in an urban environment: A review. Applied Thermal Engineering. 93, pp. 147 - 154.