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International Freezer Challenge 2022: Optimise Your Cold Storage Practices
Jan 17 2022
As brought to the fore in Glasgow, global warming is a pressing challenge for mankind. Sustainability discussions primarily focus on energy consumption. There is no exception for laboratory devices. Even the most environmentally friendly and energy-efficient ultra-low temperature freezers still require a significant amount of energy to maintain extremely low temperatures of -80°C, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for years.
The non-profits My Green Lab and the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) have partnered again to reward the best concept to improve cold storage regarding sustainability: The Freezer Challenge 2022.
The users can earn points by taking actions from good management practices, temperature tuning, and other areas, as well as for sharing information about best practices. Awards will be given to those who have done the most to save energy and improve their sample storage.
Since 2017, the challenge has saved more than 14 Mio KWh of power worldwide due to improved cold storage.
Based on Eppendorf’s responsibility for the environment, the company is once again proudly sponsoring the 2022 International Freezer Challenge. Eppendorf started sponsoring this worthy challenge in 2018, making this the fifth consecutive occasion.
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