Refrigeration systems are a critical element of any business that has produce that needs to be preserved or in a cooled environment.

Facts and Figures

  • Commercial refrigeration systems consume around 6,600 Gwh per year in Australia. This is enough to power around 1.3 million homes.
  • Inside restaurants refrigeration accounts for 10 to 16 percent of energy consumption, and inside supermarkets refrigeration accounts for 44 to 62 percent.
  • A coolroom compressor can be responsible for up to 60 percent of a system’s total energy use.
  • Greenhouse gas emissions from commercial refrigeration systems are around 6.6 million tones of carbon dioxide per year. This is equal to the annual greenhouse emissions from approximately 1.3 million cars.
  • Globally decomposing food waste creates 3.3 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases from rotting landfill, making food wastage the third top emitter of greenhouse gas emissions after the USA and China.
  • It is estimated that the total gross value of the Australian agricultural food chain is around $172 billion per year.
  • Up to 40% of food and beverages produced in Australia are either lost during the production and manufacturing process, or wasted by Australian families.
  • In Australia 3.1 million tonnes of edible food is discarded from commercial and industrial sources, costing around $10.5 billion in waste disposal charges and lost product per annum.

A substantial amount of resources and energy is used each year to keep food cold or frozen in commercial establishments, including restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores and fast-food restaurants.

The foodservice industry has the highest rate of food waste and energy consumption per square metre, due to the need for storing produce in specialised, high-energy-consuming equipment for various ongoing periods of time.

How can ChillClean help?

  • By playing a big part in cutting down the amount of greenhouse gas generated!
  • By helping to reduce food waste.
  • By reducing the energy consumption of your fridge with MoistureGuard enhancement filters to reduce defrost cycles, and the compressor recycle rate.

MoistureGuard can save energy consumption by the removal of latent heat and therefore lowering the ambient temperature. The longer it takes for this latent heat to be removed the longer the compressor needs to run, and the more energy is used. ChillSafe® lowers the bacteria and ethylene levels providing an optimum storage environment for fresh produce, keeping them fresher for longer.

The MoistureGuard™ enhancement filters and the ChillSafe® bacteria control will not only save you money on food waste and electricity charges, but will also lower your carbon footprint and help save our environment.