ICCEE facilitates Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the cold chains of the food and beverage sector to undertake energy efficiency measures (EEMs) after carrying out supply chain energy audits.

The focus on the cold chains is due to the significant energy requirements (refrigerated transport, processing and storage) with large potentials for savings.

The implementation of an holistic approach, shifting from a single company perspective to the chain assessment, leads to increased opportunities for EEMs.

To enable the update of EEMs, ICCEE will a) develop a tool to support and facilitate decision-making at different company organisational levels and b) launch a capacity building program and a community dedicated to support a change in energy culture of the sector.

Non-energy benefits and behavioural aspects are addressed and recommendations on financing schemes for SMEs assessed.