Opportunities and Challenges for Net Zero Refrigeration in the Food and Drink Industry

5 Mar 2024 12:00 to 13:00

Thermal processes account for the majority of energy use in the food and drink sector. Most of the focus has been on decarbonising heating in the industry, but cooling and refrigeration also play a major role on greenhouse gas emissions due to both direct refrigerant leakage and indirect energy use. Achieving net zero refrigeration in food and drink manufacturing will require an understanding of what the emissions currently are, how the industry needs to evolve to reduce those emissions, and what innovation and policy levers can support this ambitious goal.