The nominated technology applied in the food and vaccine cold chains, including those used in the nominations for game-changing systemic approaches, need to meet the following criteria:
The list below is provided only for guidance purpose and not restrictive. The cold chains coverage in this exhibition is only upstream to the retail point, including professional refrigeration and excluding domestic application.
|On site post-harvesting and/or precooling applications||Various||Small-scale refrigeration equipment for perishables e.g., dairy, fruits and vegetables|
|Storage of product, e.g., large warehouses||0/+12°C||Product chilling equipment and chilled storage|
|Storage on board ships, aircraft, and containers||0/+12°C or -18/-5°C||Walk-in chilling equipment, freezers, various sizes of compact equipment|
|Food processing plants||Various||Various equipment and refurbishing services to upgrade the existing facilities for higher environmental performance|
|Transport (large and smaller trucks, smaller containers for delivery at one address)||0/+12°C or frozen||Various types of refrigeration equipment, dependent on the products handled, more temperature levels can be applied, including frozen, refrigerated and chilled storage for 0/+12° C|
|Distribution centers||Various||Dependent on the products handled, three temperature levels can be applied frozen storage -5/-28°C, chilled storage 0/+12°C, and cool storage +10/+12°C|
|Supermarkets (wholesale markets)||Various||
Dependent on how the supermarket is using refrigeration (how the “cold” is distributed)
|Supermarkets and food services (Restaurants, cafes, tourism facilities, etc)||Various||Commercial storage units and professional refrigeration such as chest/upright freezers, blast chillers, cold rooms|
|Vaccines and other pharmaceutical products||Various||All types of warehouses, cold stores, isothermal refrigerated packaging and refrigerators or freezers used for storing, sorting and transporting vaccines and relevant pharmaceutical products|
For this exhibition, technology is defined as applications and equipment (made up of mechanical, electrical, and electronic components) where refrigeration and cooling cycles use refrigerant fluids. It does not include:
The organizers reserve the right to combine nominations of the same technology submitted by the same provider for different applications.
*Applications using refrigerants with GWP values that are commercially and legally recognized as low in the countries where the technology has been deployed.