CryoHub - Achievements and Future Potential for energy storage from renewables in cold stores

17 Mar 2021 10:30 to 14:15

Results from the CryoHub Project 

Date 17th March 2021


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CryoHub the EU funded project to demonstrate the potential for cryogenic energy storage at refrigerated warehouses will hold a webinar to share findings and results of this work.

The project investigated policy and behavioural matters around attitudes to adopting new environmental technologies and techniques and will share how this “bigger picture” could be used to feed into  EU environmental and energy policy in the future. 

The webinar will also present how the demonstration unit was produced and a suitable host warehouse found.  The host site, Frigologix in Belgium will discuss how support for innovative technologies fit into their business strategy.  We will also see how the demonstrator unit was constructed by Dohmeyer. 

Speakers will present initial running data and discuss future application of this ground breaking technology based on the team’s combined experience of planning, design and build. We will explore what were the main obstacles, how were they overcome and what lessons for the future potential for innovation in energy storage does this project point towards.  


Introduction to CryoHub project.  

  • Welcome from Judith Evans, CryoHub Project Coordinator, London South Bank University, UK
  • Refrigeration and environmental impact in global context. Didier Coulomb, Institute International du Froid/International Institute of Refrigeration
  • Potential for adoption of CryoHub technology - Energy mapping and co-locating of large refrigerated food warehouses with renewable energy resources throughout Europe. Kostadin Fikiin, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Drivers and barriers for next generation sustainability for cold stores – the role of policy and business environmental decision-making. Carole Bond, Carbon Data Resources and Jonathan Radcliff University of Birmingham
  • Interactive polls and discussion

How CryoHub technology was developed

  • Results of Modelling of liquid air energy storage in refrigerated cold storage warehouses. Daniele Negro, London South Bank University, UK
  • Overview of CryoHub thermal storage technologies. Denis Leducq, INRAE, France
  • Successful energy management strategies to make CryoHub concept profitable.  Gabriel García Naved Cener, Spain
  • Comfort break

The findings from the design, installation and operation of CryoHub demonstrator

  • Feedback from Frigologix on how this fits with their overall environmental and sustainability business strategies – Henke Foole, Frigolgix
  • Construction and installation – Fabian Van Damme Dohmeyer
  • Operational data. Alan Foster, LSBU
  • Discussion panel with speakers “What have we learned from the project and the future potential of this work” and advisory board Chaired by Judith Evans



About the project 

The innovative CryoHub technology is based on storing renewable energy as a cryogenic liquid - which in the case of this project is liquid air.  This cryogen is then boiled at very low temperatures to generate electricity for on-site use or feeding the power grid during peak demand periods. The cooling effect of boiling the cryogen is employed to refrigerate industrial facilities. CryoHub is an EU Horizon 2020 co-funded project run by a consortium co-ordinated by London South Bank University.

Find out more and read project reports and survey results at