Enex Technologies is proud to be one of the companies taking part at Enough, the EU-funded Research project born in 2021 that aims to review each single step in the cold chain and optimize them considering the newest technologies to make them more sustainable.
This initiative brings together 30 partners from 9 EU nations, Norway, Turkey, and the UK who share their advanced expertises in the food chain sector (refrigeration, cooking, baking, and drying).
Enough’s main objectives are:
- reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2050
- reducing energy use while increasing energy efficiency by 2030,
- increasing the overall sustainability of food systems
- and providing innovative solutions selected for European-wide adoption.
To achieve these goals, the project is based on work packages, 11 to be precise, oriented at analyze existing data, hypothesizing data and timeframes for the years coming and communicating how the project will develop over time.
The European Commission’s Innovation Radar has selected Enex Technologies, to participate in the Enough dedicated project Ultra-low temperature CO2 direct expansion unit for food blast freezing. Thanks to the collaboration with the other two “Key Innovators” selected by the European Commission (Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet NTNU and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – CNR, Rome)
The research is focused on four of the seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals: N° 7: Affordable and Clean Energy; N° 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth; N°9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; and N° 12: Responsible Consumption and production.
The inclusion of Enex Technologies in this initiative opens new opportunities to collaborate with commercial or academic organizations and it will provide technologies, tools and methods to contribute to the EU Farm to Fork strategy to achieve climate neutral food businesses.