Houston, Texas – June 20, 2017 (PRNewswire) – Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named thermal energy management company Viking Cold Solutions to the Top Green Providers list for 2017. Viking Cold leverages thermal energy storage (TES) technology for cold chain systems in groceries, warehouse operations and food processing facilities with specific temperature needs, reducing thermal energy consumption as much as 39%. Viking Cold’s TES system shifts energy demand to night time off-peak hours and reduces on-peak refrigeration runtime during the day.
Food Logistics‘ annual Top Green Providers recognizes companies whose products, services, or exemplary leadership is enhancing sustainability within the food and beverage industry. Each year, the criteria for earning a spot on the list become more stringent for applicants, requiring evaluation of a company’s participation in recognized sustainability programs such as the EPA’s SmartWay, and can involve those facilities that are LEED-certified and have reduced GHG emissions. In this instance, deployment of high-impact demand reduction solutions to industrial refrigeration loads was considered.
“The future viability of the world’s food supply chain is dependent upon our ability to integrate sustainability from farm to fork,” says Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director. “Transportation and logistics comprise a significant part of that supply chain, and we commend those companies in our industry that embrace their role as environmental stewards, while raising the sustainability bar for their peers.” Against this backdrop Viking Cold Solutions CEO, James Bell, added, “As part of our commitment to cold chain sustainability and reducing environmental impact, we are honored to provide this groundbreaking efficiency technology. We greatly appreciate the recognition of our work by Food Logistics Magazine.” Bell further noted, “Our phase change material (PCM) technology is revolutionizing energy efficiency in the low temperature space with intelligent controls, sensors and monitoring. This enables operators to determine how and when they purchase and use energy in their freezers.”
About Viking Cold Solutions:
Viking Cold Solutions™ is a thermal energy management company that makes the world’s cold storage systems more efficient by using proprietary Phase Change Material (PCM) and intelligent controls. The company’s passive Thermal Energy Storage (TES) systems store energy, reduce demand, shift load, monitor customer facilities, and provide thermal back-up protection. The company’s patented TES systems have saved over 8,100 MWh of energy, reduced carbon footprint by over 4,400 metric tons, and prevented more than $13M of product loss. Learn more at vikingcold.com.