Star Cool is “most inspiring”, says leading climate scientist

Star Cool’s ability to keep food fresh over wider distances has placed Maersk Container Industry among top-100 in a worldwide survey of more than 900 innovations. The companies ranked in Sustainia100 receive praise from one of the world’s leading climate scientists, Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chair of the UN panel for climate Change, IPCC.

“While we don't have the luxury of time to fix the problems, we do have the luxury of readily available solutions. And with Sustainia100, we now know where to find the most inspiring of them,” he says.

Industry tests show Star Cool to be at least 20 percent more energy efficient than all other container refrigeration machines. And with the addition of Controlled Atmosphere (CA), potential shipment time of bananas, avocados and other high-respiring fruits and vegetables has more than doubled. This signifies “state-of-the-art innovation providing businesses with new market opportunities,” according to the Sustainia100 criteria.

Mandag Morgen, Scandinavia’s largest think tank, is behind the Sustainia100 index with support from among others UN Global Compact, WWF, Regions20, Monday Morning Global Institute, IFHP, Novo Nordisk, Storebrand, DNV GL, Realdania and Brunata.


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The full Sustainia100 publication with 100 selection cases available here. In total, more than 900 innovations deployed in 142 countries were part of the survey.