Perseverance, NASA’s 2020 Mars rover, is powered by something very desirable here on Earth: a thermoelectric device, which converts heat to useful electricity.Read More »New material offers eco-friendly solution to converting waste heat into energy
Reading a headline such as this can both be frightening and exciting but is in fact a reality as another technology company has taken the reigns to focus on orchard crops. This shortly after news of robots harvesting vegetables in New Zealand made headlines a couple of months ago.Read More »Robots to harvest produce making waves
In July this year, representatives from 195 countries gathered at the 54th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to review the world’s most comprehensive assessment of our climate – the Sixth Assessment Report. IPCC reports have historically underpinned global climate action and influenced the decisions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Global food commodity prices fell in July for the second consecutive month, according to a benchmark United Nations report released at the beginning of August 2021. The fall was weighted by cereals, vegetable oils and dairy pricing. Read More »Global food prices showed decline in July
As measured by the Ctrack Freight Transport Index, the overall logistics sector continues to show tremendous growth with year-on-year increases of 26,4%. This might be from a low base due to hard lockdown in 2020, but the quarter-on-quarter growth reveals increases of 4,2%.Read More »Recovery of transport industry shows potential
The North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC), a non-profit working in partnership with the grocery industry to advance climate-friendly natural refrigerants, has announced that free registration is now open for their Sustainable Refrigeration Summit. Read More »Sustainable Refrigeration Summit targets zero emissions in supermarket refrigeration
Register today to the upcoming IIR Conference to take place online between 16-17 September 2021, where over the two days there will be 5 keynotes and 29 presentations delivered across various aspects and sectors involved in refrigeration.Read More »9th IIR Conference on Ammonia and CO₂ Refrigeration Technologies
Dawsongroup has expanded into South Africa with cold storage for passive thermal packaging solutions. A thermal packaging specialist in South Africa has become the first customer in the region to benefit from Dawsongroup TCS’ leading cold storage solutions with the delivery of multiple new PolarºStore™ cold room units. Read More »New cold storage units delivered to South Africa
Any notion that Covid-19 was going to last for just a few months was very much misplaced in 2020. Especially after it was recognised that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was largely spread through the airborne route, all indications were that it would cause repeat bouts of waves. This is what happened in the flu epidemic of 1918. Read More »COVID-19 herd immunity: It’s not going to happen, so what next?
The world’s food system is responsible for a third of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to new research by a team led by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation and consisting of experts from UNIDO, UNDESA, Columbia University, NASA and several policy-focused research centres. Read More »New research shows food system responsible for a third of global emissions