CESA-Innovation-ZoneUK: Energy efficiency in refrigeration equipment will be a focus for the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) at the Hospitality Show in January.

Showcasing many of the latest innovations in catering equipment, CESA’s Innovation Zone will provide visitors with hands-on experience of the technologies that in commercial kitchens of the future.

“The Innovation Zone has become one of the top draws for the Show,” says CESA director Keith Warren. “Its popularity is all about being able to touch the technology, rather than just seeing it on the page or screen. A big focus will be sustainability.”

CESA will also use the Show, which takes place at the NEC from January 19-21, to launch a series of carbon management podcasts. Developed jointly with CEDA, the FCSI and DECC, the podcasts are designed as training tools for the hospitality market. The first three cover refrigeration, dishwashers and cooking equipment and show how to minimise energy consumption.    

“The Carbon Trust estimates that better practices and more efficient equipment could save the foodservice industry £0.25billion every year, or 30% of total energy use,” said Keith Warren.