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Simply COOL: ATB at IGW 2018 Berlin

Dr. Manuela Zude with a delegation of international agricultural attachés at the ATB booth (Photo: ATB)

ATB scientist Holger Scaar explaining the newly developed ASL sensors for measuring air stream in storage bins (Photo: Stollberg/ATB)

COOL project coordinator Dr. Ulrike Praeger (Photo: Handke/ATB)

Jan 26, 2018: At the International Green Week 2018 Berlin (Jan 19-28, 2018), ATB presented smart energy-saving concepts for the storage of fruit and vegetables ...

Fruits and vegetables are stored for months in large cold stores in batches of several hundred tons. Up to 40% of the electrical energy needed is consumed by the coolers for air circulation. High energy consumption as well as quality and mass losses are the central cost factor for machine-cooled fruit and vegetable storage. As part of the special exhibition by the German Ministry for Food and Agriculture ATB presented results from the research project COOL. The centerpiece is a new user software that helps to optimize storage rooms with regard to dimensioning, box design and stacking, as well as fan technology in terms of energy and quality. This enables energy savings of more than 20% ......
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ATB also presented new approaches for the residue-free removal of the ripening gas ethylene from storage rooms. One of the most promising solutions is the photocatalytic removal using titanium dioxide as a catalyst, which is currently being developed at ATB ...
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In addition to clever and energy-saving storage concepts for commercial application, discussions at the ATB booth focused on the proper storage of fresh fruit and vegetables at home: where and how should fruits be kept so that they stay fresh for as long as possible? Which fruits influence each other in terms of maturation and spoilage? What role does the ripening hormone ethylene play? Proper storage at home helps to minimize the spoilage of fruits and vegetables and to reduce food waste.

According to an FAO estimate, the share of fruit and vegetables (including root crops) in global food losses is currently 45-50%. 

Contact: Ulrike Praeger

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Friday, 04. October 2019
21:03 - StS Schilde zum Ortstermin beim Projekt SunBot
4. Okt. 2019: Brandenburgs Agrar- und Umweltstaatssekretärin Dr. Carolin Schilde informierte sich bei einem Ortstermin am ATB am 2. Oktober über den Zwischenstand im EIP-Agri Projekt SunBot. Seit August 2018 arbeiten Wissenschaftler des ATB gemeinsam mit Partnern aus Industrie und Praxis an einem el...
Wednesday, 16. October 2019
18:08 - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Cornelia Weltzien ausgezeichnet
15. Okt. 2019: Bundeslandwirtschaftsministerin Julia Klöckner ehrte die ATB-Wissenschaftlerin Prof. Dr. Cornelia Weltzien mit der renommierten Professor-Niklas-Medaille. Die Verleihung fand im Rahmen des Politischen Erntedanks des BMEL in Berlin statt.


Bioökonomieforschung gestärkt: ATB eröffnet neues Forschungsgebäude

22. Aug. 2019: In Anwesenheit von Brandenburgs Wissenschaftsministerin Dr. Martina Münch und etwa 200 Gästen aus Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und Politik hat das Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und...

Präzises Modell für den optimalen Fruchtbehang

6. Juni 2019: Brandenburgs Agrar- und Umweltstaatssekretärin Dr. Carolin Schilde informierte sich bei ihrem gestrigen Besuch am ATB-Forschungsstandort Marquardt über Ergebnisse des EIP-Agri Projekts...

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