Vacuum Cooling Eco Range
8 – 20 minutes cooling cycles
Up to 67% more energy efficient than cold storage
Up to 4 x the shelf life
Brand New Eco Range
- Energy efficient
- Less CO2 Emissions
- Easier to maintain
- Remote monitoring
- Less waste
- Longer Shelf life
Made in Britain
The worlds most energy efficient vacuum coolers?
- At ICL we are passionate about Innovation
- The worlds most energy efficient vacuum cooler
- Successfully collaborated with The University of Exeter to develop their new “ECO RANGE” vacuum cooler.
- Smart control system to optimise performance
- Inverter driven components
- Fully automatic vacuum cooling
- Single push of a button to start each cooling cycle
- Auto conveyors
- Auto doors
- Auto draw bridge
- Auto weigh scale
1 Pallet – 24 pallet capacity
We have a solution for you!
Our range of vacuum coolers are made to suit any size operation. Our design team will custom build your vacuum cooler to your production requirements and budget.
- From a single pallet capacity to 24 pallet capacity
- Fully auto or fully manual
- Energy saving regardless of budget
World wide delivery
Please come and visit our factory
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Inviro Choice Off Grid solution makes it to finals!
Inviro Choice Limited (ICL) are proud to announce our off grid technology has been selected as finalists for the huge Global Leap competition – Off Grid Cold Chain Challenge http://globalleap.org/coldchain/
The Global LEAP Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge (OGCCC) is an international competition to identify and promote the most energy-efficient, sustainable and cost-effective technologies that can meet the cold storage requirements for fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products in the following countries: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
The Challenge was developed in partnership with Energy 4 Impact and support from the UK Department for International Development through the Ideas to Impact Programme to stimulate off-grid cold chain refrigeration for farmers and small traders, enabling better commercialisation of agricultural produce.
Fourteen expert judges evaluated 28 entries from 12 countries and 5 continents. ICL are one of ten finalists who were evaluated and selected based on financial viability, potential end-user impact, understanding of the product’s target market and overall sustainability.
We first heard about the competition in February this year. At this stage we where already in the process of developing our off grid cooling solution. Our technology consists of a vacuum cooler integrated with cold storage run off renewable energy.
We have adapted the traditional engineering behind the vacuum cooler and dramatically reduced the energy consumption. Our new design is completely off grid with energy storage.Inviro Choice Limited director Sean Roche originally started developing the technology as a potential solution to reduce post harvest loss in developing countries.
Post harvest loss
Post harvest food loss reduction is a significant challenge for farmers and growers in the developing economies of the world, where spoilage of produce can lead to as much as 50% of harvested food not reaching the marketplace. This is not only a tragedy for the producers themselves, who suffer from reduced income and lost business opportunities as a result, but also an environmental and resources issue in terms of unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions and wasted agricultural inputs of energy, water and land.
Many developing economies are located in tropical and sub-tropical regions where the production of perishable produce, such as fruits and vegetables, represents a substantial proportion of the income to the people. Cooling such produce to an optimum temperature immediately upon harvest is crucial in ensuring that food entering the supply chain has the best chance of maintaining shelf life for as long as possible. This is particularly important where ambient temperatures are high.
Technology for postharvest cooling is available but typically relies on grid electricity or diesel gen-set supplied power to operate. In a world where 1.2 billion, mostly rural based, people have no access to reliable grid supplied electricity the provision of alternative off-grid solutions is essential. This is particularly important in the case of developing economies, where diesel gen-sets are an unsustainable solution due to high costs, unreliable fuel sourcing and fuel price volatility, as well as their potential environmental impact through greenhouse gas and other emissions.
If we can reduce post harvest loss we will also increase the amount of profit for the farmer, reduce the amount of water waste (irrigated into crops) and there will inevitably be more food available for the increasing population.
Inviro Choice Limited
Inviro Choice Limited is made up of 2 x sectors air conditioning and vacuum cooling/ refrigeration manufacturing and maintenance. Vacuum cooling is a method of cooling for a lot of farmers supplying supermarkets all over the world because of how well the technology reduces post harvest loss and extend’s the shelf life of the product by rapidly removing the field heat and slowing down the rotting process. The extra long shelf life is very important to give the food the best chance of reaching the consumer before it starts to rot.
Before today vacuum cooling technology has only been an option to those with a reliable source of electricity or diesel gen-set, this fact rules out almost 1.2 Billion people who live in rural communities from accessing the technology.
To put things into perspective using lettuce as an example (exact results depends on produce and climate):
- 2 days without refrigeration
- 7 days using cold store or fridge
- Up to 21 days using a vacuum cooler and refrigeration
Inviro Choice Limited team have been working tirelessly over the past few years to develop our technology which concludes of a vacuum cooling system integrated with a cold store, all run 100% off grid. Our technology is essentially addressing the pressing issue of post harvest loss head on and offering a solution where a small hold farmer in a rural area with no access to electricity can make their harvest last just as long as the farmers supplying major super markets in the UK.
Thank you to everyone involved
I would like to thank all of the team here at ICL. We are a small company trying to achieve big results. To date we still have not received any funding towards the development of the product. All of our research and development work is funded entirely from profits made from our commercial vacuum cooling and refrigeration works. We have had a really tough few years financing the development of this solution but by sticking together through the hard times and the good times we have reached this major milestone in securing a place in the finals of Global Leap Off Grid Cold Chain Challenge…
We would all so like to thank all of our loyal customers who with out knowing it have contributed to this project just by using our services . Again all profits from our everyday vacuum cooling and refrigeration business has directly funded the development of this solution so far.
If you are interested in getting involved with Inviro Choice by donating/investing or collaborating into ICL please get in touch..
Service for your Vacuum Cooling system
World Wide pre planned maintenance and emergency breakdown service
24 hour breakdown cover guarantee
Guarantee we will deploy an engineer within 6 hours of your call out to any destination in the world (depending on flight availability). Currently ICL cover customers in over 15 different countries for Pre Planned maintenance and breakdown services.
Free technical support service to all of our contract customers. We will talk your engineers through step by step simple to follow instructions in order to attempt to have your machine up and running as fast as possible.
Vacuum Pump rebuild – Courtesy pumps available
ICL offer a seamless pick up and drop off service for rebuilding failed pumps. We will also rent you a stand in pump whilst you are waiting for the work to be carried out. Our aim is to reduce or eliminate dirspution to your production line.
If you are interested in our Vacuum Cooler maintenance plan please call
+44 151 521 4476 or email email@example.com
Vacuum Cooler Custom Design & Manufacture
Over 55 years combined experience in Vacuum Cooling
- Experts in pre cooling with over 60 years combined experience
- Most energy efficient on the market
- Design based on your site layout
- Manual to Fully Automated
- Conveyor systems
- Remote monitoring
- Data Logging
Come and visit our factory in the UK
We are proud to offer a fully bespoke design & build service from our ICL manufacturing headquarters in Liverpool. Whatever your requirements our highly skilled team can design and manufacture a solution that suits your needs.
ICL have collaborated with Exeter University to research the most energy efficient solutions on the market, we have designed and engineered our Vacuum Coolers to be revolutionary in terms of energy efficiency.
Passion for innovation
Our passion for quality and innovation means our machines are produced only to the highest standards of quality and workmanship.
If you would like to discuss your requirements for Vacuum Cooler design & manufacture please call +44 151 521 4476
Upgrade your Vacuum Cooler
Vacuum cooler upgrades
With farms changing and expanding all the time you may be looking for some upgrades or alterations for your Vacuum Cooler. Our team of experts here at ICL have combined experience of over 55 years in manufacturing and servicing vacuum coolers.
Our engineers have extensive knowledge in installing, repairing, upgrading and maintaining Vacuum Coolers so whatever you need, we can do it!
Some of the works we regularly complete:
- Vessel extension e.g 4 pallet extended to 6 pallet
- Add/ replace vacuum pumps to the system
- Add/ Replace refrigeration components
- Change gas to modern alternatives
- Add safety features e.g beacons, alarms, e – stops etc..
- Add conveyor systems
- Upgrade the door gear
- Upgrade draw bridges
- Replace Door Seal
- Replace oil mist eliminators inside vacuum pumps
This customers vessel was not able to continue after 20 years of corrosion from being open to the elements. ICL removed the vessel and re built a replacement that will now last another 35 yers +. Using the existing refrigeration systems and vacuum system the works where complete within 8 weeks just on time for the start of the season….
This customer wanted to re introduce water to his product at the end of the cycle.
We added a solenoid close controlled water system to this vacuum Cooler that introduces 1% of the water content removed during the vacuum cycle. This system was programmed into the PLC of the vacuum cooler working 100% automatically within the vacuum cycle.
If you need help planning an upgrade or alteration for your Vacuum Cooler please call or email us:
+44 151 521 4476