LIFE13 ENV/ES/1362: A sustainable transport conserving quality of fresh produce, reducing waste and fuel consumption

The Freshbox project is co-financed by the European Union through the LIFE+ programme. The project aims to improve the sustainability of the distribution of fresh produce to create a more competitive sector that can offer better products to the final consumer.

Currently, the time span of storage, transportation and distribution of fresh produce from wholesaler to final consumer is exceedingly large. Storage/transportation is performed with standard containers that do not reproduce the ideal conditions of respiration rate of each type of fruit or vegetable. The Fresh Box container will be developed in order to reduce food waste, extend fresh produce shelf life and quality, and reduce fuel/energy consumption.

Fresh Box container characteristics:
 -   Active/smart container that stores/transports each type of fresh produce in the ideal conditions of respiration rate
 -   Monitored with an innovative Integrated Sensor Kit to check the main environmental features in the container and allow traceability
 -   Light-weight, manufactured with a technology that saves energy and made of innovative recyclable material
 -   Transports fresh produce harvested at a higher maturity stage: consumers will be able to enjoy fruits and vegetables with better features

For more information on the project, click here.


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