Potato storage

Potato storage

  • Maximum 3% dehydration
  • Lower energy costs
  • A considerably higher yield
  • No rotten pockets
  • No bruising
  • 50% less peel waste
  • Use of residual heat

For potato growers, maintaining the quality of the potato during storage is essential. The longer you maintain the quality of the potato, the better you can pick the right trading moment and achieve maximum profit. Mechanical cooling is an excellent method for potato storage with the longest shelf life and without quality loss.

“Mechanical refrigeration leads to significantly higher yield.”
- Bert Geraats
Geraats Potatoes
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The storage of potatoes, optimally tailored to your product

With mechanical cooling, the refrigeration is specifically designed for your product. We have already built many mechanical cooling installations at several clients, for, among other things, the storage of carrots, onions, and potatoes. We can maintain product quality for a longer period of time than with traditional ventilation systems, thanks to the specific design of the installation and the highly accurate tailoring of both temperature and humidity. The management of the installation controls the system in such a way that it automatically adapts to the characteristics of your product. Environmental factors no longer have any influence because the environment is entirely isolated.

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Stable temperature and humidity during storage

With mechanical cooling, you always ensure a stable temperature and humidity while storing potatoes, which benefits the quality of your product. The potato sprouts slower and retains its size and weight. Minimal aging of the potato also occurs, because fewer sugars are formed in the potato. As a result, less post-processing is required and this leads to lower energy consumption and therefore a cleaner production process.

Potato storage & Condensation drying

We can apply almost the same principle for the storage of onions. This is called condensation drying. Do you also have onions? Then read on.

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Potato storage & Mechanical storage

Mechanical cooling is also a good solution to store products longer and better, for example for products such as leeks, carrots, and (soft) fruit. Click here for more information about mechanical cooling.

Everything about Mechanical storage

Storing potatoes sustainably

The manner in which potatoes are stored and grown, are becoming increasingly important. More often, French fries producers and fast-food chains are being asked to explain how their suppliers have organized their production processes and how they use raw materials. Therefore, potato growers must produce in a more sustainable and energy-efficient way, for example by replacing synthetic refrigerants with natural refrigerants. These resources are environmentally friendly and often more energy-efficient, without compromising the cooling capacity.

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Do you also want to store potatoes energy-efficiently and improve product quality?

Our client, Borgmann, opted for a sustainable cooling installation based on natural refrigerants. Henk Tebben, Project Manager at ENGIE Refrigeration says: “Cooling independently from the outside air results in considerably less dehydration of the product. This is what we have seen at our client Borgmann. Dehydration of 10% is common, but with our innovation, we achieved less than 3% dehydration. This resulted in increased weight, better product quality, and therefore higher yields.” In addition to that, Borgmann now produces in a much more energy-efficient manner.

Borgmann Arable Farm
‘We now have 30% more marketable product’
- Eugen Borgmann
Borgmann Arable Farm

Financing options

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.

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