Clean Energy: heating and cooling in the Food and Drinks Sector – 29/11/19


29 November


07:30 – 11:00


Edgbaston Park Hotel, 53 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2RS



The Event

ATETA is collaborating with the MEBC and the S2I project, here at the University, to introduce you to new technologies and processes around Process Heating, Refrigeration and Transport Solutions within the Food and Drink market.

Together we aim to offer the Food and Drink sector insight into some of the latest science and technology available for businesses to tap into, discuss the challenges the sector faces and learn more about the available support.

We have a number of specialists lined up to talk to you about the energy-related processes within the food and drink supply chain and how we can lend a hand in:

• Heating and Cooling

• Process Chemistry

• De-carbonising

• Sustainable Transport

This event is a great opportunity for businesses to explore adoption of new and exciting approaches to sustainable process heat and refrigeration with the help of advanced technology and top-level expertise from the University, accompanied by breakfast, tea and coffee.


07.30 – 08.00: Registration & Breakfast

08.00 – 08.20: Welcome and Housekeeping

08.20 – 08.40: Low Carbon Energy – An Industry perspective – Keynote

08.40 – 09.00: Low Carbon Heating and Refrigeration Solutions – Prof Yulong Ding

09.00 – 09.20: Heat recovery and reuse in Food and Drink – Dr Adriano Sciacovelli

09.20 – 09.40: Sustainable Transport Solutions – Professor Athanasios Tsolakis (TBC)

09.40 -10.00: ATETA and Support Available

10.00 – 11.00: Coffee and Networking

ATETA is an ERDF-funded project providing free assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the West Midlands. We solve problems with processes, products and services, old and new. We have expertise in electronics, chemical and mechanical engineering and techno-economics backed by state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. An R&D department to die for – on your doorstep.

The Midlands Environmental Business Company (MEBC) is a membership organisation that aims to promote the business case for sustainable, profitable business growth.

S2I is ready and waiting to help solve your product, process or R&D-based technical problemHarnessing the combined powerhouses of the University of Birmingham, the Science and Technology Facilities Council and the Manufacturing Technology Centre we provide businesses across the Midlands access to cutting edge science and technology, research and equipment. 100% funding is available to eligible businesses. T&C’s apply.

This event is for anyone in the supply chain for the food & drink industry: manufacturing, retail, distribution or services to the sector.

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