Food Logistics – Should Frozen Food Be a Battery?

May 23, 2019 All News, Cold Storage, Energy Storage, Food Processing, News Articles, Supermarket

Food as a battery for flywheeling

The May 2019 edition of Food Logistics includes an article outlining the risks of using frozen food as a battery for flywheeling. The article also discusses using Viking Cold’s Thermal Energy Storage systems as an alternative temperature capacitor to achieve even better flywheeling results, reduce the risks of flywheeling, and provide additional benefits. Utility-sponsored programs that can subsidize or entirely cover the system and installation costs are also discussed.

Grocery Business – Q&A with Viking Cold’s VP of Sales & Marketing, Collin Coker

May 20, 2019 All News, Cold Storage, News Articles, Supermarket

Grocery Business recently published an interview with Viking Cold’s VP of Sales & Marketing, Collin Coker as part of their 2019 Equipment & Design Annual Report. The Annual Report is a comprehensive guide to help retailers create efficient, productive, tech-enabled stores. Coker outlines how Thermal Energy Storage adds efficiency to refrigeration, how our system’s thermal mass is different from the thermal mass of the food, and other benefits beyond saving energy.

PLMA recognized Viking Cold as a 2019 Technology Pioneer

April 18, 2019 All News, Case Studies, Cold Storage, Energy Storage, News Articles, Utility & Grid

Peak Load Management Alliance has announced its eight recipients of the 16th annual PLMA awards. Viking Cold has been named a Technology Pioneer being recognized as an industry leader who created innovative ideas, methods, programs, and technologies to meet peak load needs and support successful grid integration of distributed energy resources during calendar year 2018.  Click here to learn more about PLMA awards.

Grocery Business – Are You Meeting Scope 1, 2, and 3 Emissions Goals Like Your Competitors?

April 17, 2019 All News, Cold Storage, Energy Storage, News Articles, Supermarket

TES for scope 3 emission goals

An article on the Grocery Business website describes the importance of understanding multiple categories of sustainability standards and why each Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 emissions goals are important for grocers to remain competitive. Learn more about the expectations of customers, competitors, investors, and even CPG brands for grocers to improve their sustainability.

SupplyChainDive.com – Why low-carbon warehouses are even more important than you thought

April 10, 2019 All News, Cold Storage, Food Processing, News Articles, Supermarket

scope 3 emissions solution

Do you know what Scope 3 emissions are? If you own or manage a warehouse then you should understand what these customer requirements are and how to meet them to keep your current customers and attract new customers. SupplyChianDive.com published an article about the increasing demand from CPG, retailers, and end consumers for distribution partners to become more sustainable and how warehouse operators can meet Scope 3 emissions standards.

Distributed Energy Magazine – Thermal Energy Storage, A Cooler Energy Storage Technology

March 27, 2019 All News, Cold Storage, Energy Storage, News Articles, Utility & Grid

Energy publication Distributed Energy has published an article authored by our CEO, James Bell, describing how Thermal Energy Storage provides backup resiliency to cold storage warehouses, adds efficiency to commercial and industrial refrigeration applications, and provides the grid a storage technology that can now manage the high energy demand of the cold storage industry.

Food Processing – How Refrigeration Systems Can Be Enhanced for Food and Beverage Manufacturers

March 26, 2019 All News, Cold Storage, Food Processing, News Articles, Supermarket

Food and beverage manufacturing magazine Food Processing has published an article outlining innovations that improve refrigeration systems in food processing and food storage. Viking Cold’s thermal energy storage system is highlighted as one of the technologies providing efficiency and improving refrigeration operations.

Microgrid Knowledge highlights growing Thermal Energy Storage applications

March 25, 2019 All News, Cold Storage, Energy Storage, News Articles, Solar + Storage, Supermarket, Utility & Grid

This article on MicrogridKnowledge.com highlights the growing application of Thermal Energy Storage (TES) in refrigeration applications to lower the energy demand and the energy consumption of commercial and industrial refrigerated facilities. A number of Viking Cold projects are referenced including a California Energy Commission program inside a Whole Foods store with the goal of a Net Zero grocery store, pairing TES with onsite solar generation, and a demand management program with Massachusettes’ largest utility – Eversource.

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