The present data refer to storage at roomtemperature in wholesale in Sweden. The technology is unknown.
Data are derived from a literature review by Carlsson-Kanyama (2000).
The energy consumption, Ep for storage of a given product at room temperature can be roughly estimated by following formula:
Ep = Es × Mp × t
Es is the specific energy consumption of storage room (MJ per kg per day). See below.
Mp is the mass of the considered product (kg).
t is the time of the storage (days).
The present data include electricity and heat consumption for storing products at roomtemperature in Sweden.
Although the Swedish climate is somewhat colder than the Danish, the data supposedly provides a reasonable order of magnitude of exchanges associated with storage at room temperature in Denmark.
Data have not been validated.
Electricity and heat consumption associated with storage at room temperature in wholesale. 5-10% of space is used for products.
Carlsson-Kanyama A (2000): Energy use in the food sector - A data survey. Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. Naturvårdsverket. AFR-report 291.
Data URL: http://www.lcafood.dk/processes/trade/wholesaleroomtemp.html