On the 20th April the SIRACH network event will visit The Centre for Sustainable Energy use in Food chains (CSEF). The Centre at Brunel University is dedicated to research into sustainable energy and carrying out cutting edge research investigating approaches and technologies that will have significant impacts in reducing CO2 emissions, both in the short term, and the target of 80% reduction by 2050.
Projects include investigation of technologies for reducing energy use at all stages of the chain. Whole system modelling and optimisation based on both bottom up and top down approaches to identify optimal ways for reducing energy use in food chains. Corporate and individual consumer behaviour alongside other factors such as changing demographics and increasing awareness of sustainable living on food consumption trends and how these affect food chain structure and energy use.
Booking are open. Book using Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/energy-reduction-and-sustainability-in-the-food-chain-tickets-20944320025
Location: Brunel University, RCUK National Centre for Sustainable Energy use in Food chains, Elliot Jaques Building (Annexe), Kingston Lane, UB8 3PH, Uxbridge
9.30-10.00 Coffee and registration
10.00-10.05 Introduction to the day and SIRACH. Professor Graeme Maidment.
10.05-10.25 Welcome and Overview of the RCUK National Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains, Savvas Tassou, Brunel University
10.25-10.45 Energy savings from improved air distribution in chilled food manufacturing facilities, Carlos Amaris & Demetris Parpas, Brunel University
10.45-11.05 The vulnerability of refrigerated food to unstable power supplies, Rob Liddiard, UCL
11.30-12.00 Doing Cold Smarter, Professor Freer, The Cold Commission
12.00-13.15 Carole Bond Networking
14.00- 14.30 The dynamics of energy demand, Elizabeth Shove, Lancaster University.
14.-30 14.50 Energy modelling of frozen food supermarkets Zoi Mylona Brunel University
14.50-15.10 Shaping energy with technology Peter Bance Origami Energy
15.10 -16.00 Tour of the RCUK National Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains.
16.00-16.05 Close, conclusions and next steps