The importance of refrigeration at all stages of food production has become increasingly clear with increased research by Matís and partners on the cooling processes of fresh fish products. Chill-on, Kælibót and Hermun kæliferla is a group of research and innovation projects that lasted from 2006-2011.
The aim of the projects was to improve the value chain of marine products through research and development into cooling processes, cooling solutions, packaging, transport processes and traceability.
The projects were carried out in close collaboration with Icelandic industry and foreign scientific institutes to ensure that information on the best refrigeration solutions is passed on to the Icelandic food industry.
The aim of the projects was to be a forum for knowledge about the best cooling methods for fish products to ensure the quality properties of raw materials and products and to promote the utilization of this information for Icelandic producers in their markets by:
ƒ– Integrate the current state of knowledge and research at Matís and partners.
ƒ– Lay the foundation for more purposeful process control in food production and increase knowledge of refrigeration labels and their effects on products, quality, shelf life and product safety.
ƒ– Analyze the economic preconditions of options in technology and transport.
ƒ– Develop and adapt rapid measurement methods, develop forecasting models and realistic decision-making tools
in the industry.
ƒ– Develop and publish advisory guides, manuals and an interactive portal tailored to industry needs.
ƒ– Share knowledge and skills based on the latest sources of knowledge at home and abroad in an organized manner to underpin the competitive position of the Icelandic fishing industry internationally.
The projects contributed to significant developments in the fisheries sector in Iceland, as well as in Europe. In addition, the projects contributed to the education of a number of MSc and PhD students, who currently work in the Icelandic fisheries sector.
On the website www.kaeligatt.matis.is the results of the projects are presented.
32 partners took part in the project:
VEREIN ZUR FÖDERDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN EV, Germany
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATION, Israel
CTVALUE CONSULTING & SOLUTIONS SRL Italy
CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, China
WESSEX INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, UK
AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS, Greece
FUNDACION CHILE, Chile
UNIVERSITY OF KENT, UK
MATIS OHF Iceland
AFCON SOFTWARE AND ELECTRONICS LTD Israel
BEIJING BEISHUI FOOD INDUSTRY CO., LTD China
MOTOROLA ISRAEL LTD, Israel
Q-BIOANALYTIC GMBH, Germany
RESEARCH RELAY LTD, United Kingdom
CRYTEC LTD, Israel
FRESHPOINT QUALITY ASSURANCE LTD, Israel
CHAINFOOD BV, The Netherlands
TRACEALL LIMITED, UK
SEARA ALIMENTOS SA, Brazil
MINUANO DE ALIMENTOS COMPANY, Brazil
UNIVERSITY OF ICELAND, Iceland
MOY PARK LIMITED, UK
OPAL SEAFOOD SAS, France
RLABS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, Greece
TEHNION-ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Israel
FJORD MARIN DENIZ ÜRÜNLERI ÜRETIM SANAYI VE TICARET.AS, Turkey
FUNDAÇÃO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE, Brazil
INSTITUTO TECHNOLOGY OF PACKAGING, TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS, Spain
OSM-DAN LTD., Israel
RHEINISCHE-FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS UNIVERSITÄT BONN, Germany
UNIVERSITY DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA, Italy