Star Technical Solutions works with industry partners to explore decarbonization in the refrigeration sector

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Star Technical Solutions, industrial refrigeration consultants, will partner with the TICR consortium in order to help the industry reach net zero targets.

GLASGOW, U.K., Dec. 16, 2022 Star Technical Solutions will be participating in a research program that examines energy use in the UK and greenhouse gas emissions from transport, industrial, and commercial refrigeration (TICR). These are the major energy users in many UK businesses and will be a key part of the UK’s net zero strategy. It will cover six subsectors, including datacentres as well as food and drink manufacturing sites and chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing.

BEIS (the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), is funding this research project on non-domestic chilling sector. It will examine trends, emissions, and potential innovation in decarbonising commercial and industrial refrigeration.

Its goal is to identify innovation opportunities to promote sector-wide decarbonisation, and reach net zero. It will be a two-year project. The outputs include roadmaps, sector-specific guidance and training, as well as a program of events for 2023/4. It will use a whole-systems evidence base to inform its roadmaps and strategies. These outputs will help to propel forward sector decarbonisation plans and policies.

London South Bank University (LSBU) is leading the consortium of experts that manages the project. Catarina Martques, PhD FInstR, Senior Research Fellow in the School of Engineering at London South Bank University and Director of the TICR consortium, said: “TICR will guide the industry on its path towards net zero from both end-user and sector-wide perspectives, providing benefits to consumers such as food/IT/pharmaceutical security and climate change mitigation. Our multidisciplinary consortium will promote long term collaborations among industry, academia, and government to ensure that the project outputs can be widely disseminated.

London South Bank University, Carbon Limiting Technologies and the Carbon Trust are the partners in this project. Carbon 3 IT, Carbon Trust, Carbon Trust and Carbon Trust are also part of the consortium. University of BirminghamThe Institute of Refrigeration and Star Technical Solutions.

Star Technical Solution, a project partner, is well-known for their expertise in low carbon refrigeration consultancy services. Star Technical Solution will conduct energy surveys across different business sectors to identify areas of improvement. These findings will directly feed into the consortium’s research to create roadmaps, sector-specific guidance, and training materials.

Dermot Cotter, Managing Director of STS, said, ‘We are proud to work in partnership with the TICR consortium to accelerate the decarbonisation process in the temperature-controlled storage, food and drink manufacturing, retail, chemical and pharmaceutical sectors.”

“Helping our customers take additional steps to reach net-zero targets is a fundamental part in our work over the last 10 years.” This will give us an additional layer of expertise and allow us to identify untapped energy potential and areas for carbon reduction.

Beis, DEFRA, and the Department for Transport will all be represented by stakeholders. Trade associations such as the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board and the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight will be represented on an advisory board. They include the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight and the Centre for Chilled Food Association, Cold Chain Federation and The Data Centre Trade Association.

A websitehttp://www.netzerorefrigeration.uk) will be launched in January 2023 It will include information on how cooling technology can be used by businesses and how specialists from the sector can participate in early research. Sign up to receive project updates, news, and information about work streams, timetables and tools.

For any questions, contact the project lead Catarina Martques [email protected]

Visit Star Technical Solutions to learn more. https://www.star-ts.co.uk/

Media Contact

Astrid Prado, Star Refrigeration, 01416387916, [email protected]

SOURCE Star Refrigeration

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