Frigologix joins CryoHub project

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Published: 26 June 2018


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The international CryoHub project team outside the Bio plant at the Frigologix site
Cold chain specialist Frigolgix has joined the EU CryoHub project as an industrial partner and has agreed to become the site for the CryoHub technology demonstrator installation.
 
Prof Judith Evans, project manager, said: “Frigologix is an ideal partner for this project due to their commitment to constantly investigating new ways to optimise energy use in the cold chain.” 
Reinier van Elderen, Director of Frigologix, said: Energy is one of our main cost drivers. This, combined with our vision to leave a cleaner world for the next generation, made us decide to give energy and our energy consumption a lot of attention over the last years. We believe that the joint effort of universities, businesses and the government are needed to develop new break-through technologies also on our field of working. This is why we joined the CryoHub project. Our interest in energy matters makes it an easy choice to join the project.”

Frigologix started as a family business around 20 years ago and now provides logistic services for fresh and frozen food for multinational companies like Farm Frites, McCain and IGLO as well as for local companies. Its site receives over a hundred incoming and outgoing refrigerated vehicles per day. Frigologix has a proven commitment to buying green energy - in 2011 it installed 4,200 solar panels (nearly 1 Megawatt). Together with one of its biggest clients, the compnay operates a cogeneration plant and is working on developing a local smart grid. In 2015 Frigologix was awarded a “Lean & Green” STAR for reaching a reduction of 20% energy consumption. It is  also working on a project to establish a sustainability index for the logistic industry.  

The CryoHub project, which began in 2016, will investigate and extend the potential for large-scale Cryogenic Energy Storage. It is a 42-month EU co-funded project under the Horizon 2020 programme and includes a team of 14 partner organisations from five EU countries.

See www.cryohub.eu for information about the partners, future workshops and to register for regular updates.