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International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering
 
  Acronym: MEDISCO
  Reference: 032559 (INCO)
  Title: MEDiterranean food and agro Industry applications of Solar COoling technologies
  Partners: POLIMI, FRAUNHOFER, ROBUR, TECSOL, ADEME, ANME, CDER, EEAA, CCG, CIMNE
  Project Leader: POLIMI
  Contractor: EUROPEAN COMMISSION
  Program: FP6 - INCO
  Duration: Initial date:  01/10/2006    Final date:   30/09/2009
  Professor in charge Bee - Group Terrassa
  Sumary:
  The project aims to develop, test and optimize solar thermally driven cooling concepts for the food industry in the Mediterranean region, which under local conditions can result economically and socially sustainable.
The objective will be to evaluate which systems could better suite the actual and future demand of the food and conservation industry sectors in the countries at the south edge of the basin and estimate in technical and economical terms the most appropriate technological approach for the application of solar thermally driven
systems.
The partners will carry out a survey of the energy requirement of the industrial sector analyzed in three of the most representative countries of the region. In particular the cooling requirements of the food industries in Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt will be evaluated and the application potential of solar cooling and refrigeration technologies in the area will be estimated; as a result a unique instrument of analysis for any other further action which aims to the introduction of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency will be created.