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Frigesco flash defrost system wins ACR News Award

Ben Welter - Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Frigesco Ltd.'s low-energy flash defrost system was among the winners at last week's ACR News Awards in London, earning Refrigeration Product of the Year honors.

The British company's technology harnesses waste heat to defrost refrigeration systems more efficiently, reducing supermarket cooling costs by up to 20 percent. Phase change material is used to store the waste heat. 

Other ACR winners include Toshiba, Cool Designs Ltd. and Sainsbury Triple Zero Stores.

http://www.acr-news.com/acr-awards-2015-winners-revealed

Frigesco to present at CleanEquity Monaco

Ben Welter - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Frigesco Ltd. has been invited to present an update on its flash frost technology at CleanEquity Monaco 2015 in March. The annual conference, hosted by the investment bank Innovator Capital, brings together industry experts, government officials, policymakers and investors to discuss "next generation" clean technology.

The British company's technology harnesses waste heat to defrost refrigeration systems more efficiently, reducing supermarket cooling costs by up to 20 percent. Phase change material is used to store the waste heat.  

http://frigesco.com/frigesco-to-present-latest-developments-in-flash-defrost-technology-at-clean-equity-monaco-2015/

Western Refrigeration using PCMs in coolers, freezers

Ben Welter - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

In countries like India, where power failures are commonplace, refrigerators and freezers need backup. Western Refrigeration and other manufacturers are incorporating phase change material in their coolers and freezers to keep food cold during outages -- and help the appliances operate more efficiently. 

http://www.process-worldwide.com/engineering_construction/operational_excellence/operational_excellence/articles/470050