EFRUD is a LIFE+ project aimed at reducing the environmental impact due to the transport of perishable goods that need to be refrigerated (e.g. farm produce, milk and dairy products, meat, medicines and medical stuff, etc…) during the distribution operations within urban areas.
- Life+ EFRUD project is working on a prototype to reduce the environmental impact of refrigerated urban distribution.
- It also pretends to improve the energy efficiency process in the logistic chain, ensuring the preservation of the quality of perishable goods, considering the service requirements, taking into account the direct costs and managing interactions with current business.
- Apart from contributing to the improvement of environmental impact of urban distribution, this project wants to give a concrete contribution to the progress of the urban environment quality in general, developing the existing Green Procurement.
- Other of the main goals is to demonstrate the feasibility of an effective solution for one of the modes that more incidence has on the urban environment, through the incorporation of an innovative passive-cooling refrigerator, capable of maintaining the temperature without requiring energy from the vehicle.