As an arable farmer, you want to dry and store your products as good as possible after harvest, while maintaining product quality. With the changing climate and less predictable weather, longer-term storing of products without compromising quality is becoming increasingly more difficult. With the ban on the chemical sprout inhibitor chlorpropham, you are again facing a challenge. This raises the demand for new insights and a better understanding of fluctuations in temperature, humidity, and CO2. ENGIE Refrigeration has developed various storage systems with complete mechanical cooling which keeps the storage conditions stable throughout the year.
Drying onions twice as fast! Independent from the outside air, sustainable and with quality preservation.
Store products such as pears and leeks longer and better. The quality of apples, pears, and soft fruit is also preserved.
Our innovative storage systems are fully mechanical and are used in an entirely isolated environment. This allows you to dry and store agricultural products independently from the outside air, making the system independent on the weather conditions. By eliminating the outside air, the ideal drying and storage conditions can be accurately controlled.
At the same time, mechanical storage systems offer a solution to the ban on the chemical sprout inhibitor chlorpropham (CIPC). In a closed storage environment with mechanical cooling, you keep control of the process and the sprout inhibitors inside. A marvellous combination, as alternative (organic) sprout inhibitors are more expensive. The constant storage conditions keep the products calm so that they do not produce heat and germinate less. Due to the stable storage conditions, the product quality is maintained, you have more products to trade and you can store products longer. This allows you to better respond to price developments in the market.
In addition to higher quality requirements and changing weather conditions, arable farmers have to deal with stricter requirements for making production processes more sustainable. ENGIE Refrigeration helps you with this. We can explore the possibilities of using residual heat and the saving and/or elimination of gas. Various new customized solutions can greatly reduce your energy consumption, costs, and CO2 emissions. By investing in energy-efficient technologies, you can benefit from tax schemes such as the Energy Investment Allowance (EIA), the Stimulation of Sustainable Energy Production (SDE subsidy) and municipal incentive schemes.
We are also happy to help you phase out synthetic refrigerants. As of 2022, no new cooling installations may be built with synthetic refrigerants. That is why we offer various suitable and safe applications of a more sustainable alternative: natural refrigerants. By using these, you don’t only safeguard your production processes, but you can also benefit from interesting tax benefits.
If you are interested in our solution but are currently unable to invest in sustainable technology, then ENGIE will help you. In addition to design and realization, ENGIE can also help you finance and operate it. This way, you will immediately benefit from lower energy costs and sustainable entrepreneurship. Explore the options.