IMechE Webinar: Engineering an efficient and sustainable cold chain (2 March)

08 Feb 2021

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is holding a live webinar on 2 March 2021 to address technological innovations that are paving the way for more efficient and sustainable ways of cooling.

With the cold chain responsible for approximately 2.5% of global greenhouse gases and the UK’s 2050 zero-carbon target drawing ever closer, the engineering community need to consider more efficient and sustainable ways to be sustainable.

The face of the cold chain industry is also experiencing considerable change with the impact of COVID-19 on food shopping and storage habits, the need to prepare for vaccine distribution as well as the challenges of Brexit.

Against this backdrop, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ forthcoming Engineering an efficient and sustainable cold chain online seminar (2 March 2021) will feature insights from industry and academia covering the latest technological innovations paving the way for more efficient and sustainable ways of delivering cooling across production, storage, transport and retail.

One of the event’s speakers, Aerofoil Energy CEO Paul McAndrew notes that “attending events like these are important as they help us see outside of our own bubbles. One innovative solution is not enough, we have to try to be more joined-up in our approaches and collaborate with others. The saying ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’ fits well.”

Attending this live online event will enable you to:

  • Hear from leaders in cold chain management including Asda, University of Birmingham, Unilever, Cold Chain Federation, Star Technical Solutions, WAVE Refrigeration and others
  • Grasp an understanding of the cold chain challenge posed by the COVID-19 vaccine and how this is being considered globally
  • Gain insight into alternative refrigerant types following the F-gas regulation to inform your organisation's choices
  • Hear more about how to make the most of technologies including aerofoils and the Internet of Things (IoT) to improve the efficiency of the current cold chain
  • Discover the latest developments in cooling technology for the transportation part of the cold chain to take back to your organisation

To view IMechE’s full seminar programme and book your place, visit: