Refrigeration for Food Storage in Remote Locations Using Biomass
Funding Body: EPSRC
Value: £325k (Warwick component)
A project coordinated by Aston University aims to integrate the cultivation, conversion and power generation from biomass in remote, arid parts of India. This project covers:
● Selection and trials of biofuel crops.
● Irrigation using foul water.
● Generation of electricity for local applications and the use of waste heat for cooking, food processing and ice-making.
● A full environmental and social impact assessment.
The main Warwick contribution is to provide an ice-making machine using reject heat from the engine.