Adande Aircell, a subsidiary of refrigeration specialist Adande, has announced an initial funding round of £1.5M for Aircell, its revolutionary solution designed to cut energy and food waste from the open-fronted commercial refrigeration used by supermarkets and food-to-go outlets.

Aircell is a new airflow management system for chilled display cabinets which creates energy savings of over 30% compared to conventional open-front cabinets. This new approach to the problem of cold air spillage means supermarkets who have resisted the call to install glass doors on fridges, now have a bona fide solution that answers the question of sustainability, but also allows a customer to choose goods, unhindered. This new technology has the hallmark of Adande, in that it delivers a stable holding temperature and stable humidity, ensuring the food on sale is preserved at optimum quality for longer, thus reducing waste.

The picture shows an open front refrigerated display case, incorporating Aircell®, during in-store trials.

Adande Aircell CEO, Nigel Bell said; “Sustainability is a global priority and we must find new ways of reducing waste. Precious resources such as food and energy should be valued and preserved; we all have a vested interest in finding ways. Aircell is a ground-breaking solution for retail outlets. It takes into account the commercial benefit of enabling customers to handle goods with ease, preserves the food displayed and most importantly makes an impactful energy saving. It provides an answer, and moves the narrative forward. With Aircell, supermarket cold aisle syndrome could soon be a thing of the past. We have a focused ambition to take this technology global, and are now seeking £1.5M to help further the commercialisation process. Angel investors can head to where we outline the proposition in detail. We hope anyone looking for an investment opportunity, but also with a desire to see responsible action by supermarkets and food-to-go outlets, will get in touch.”.

The investment round will be open for the next three months, and is being handled by Envestors, a facilitating body known for helping investors and scale-up companies connect.

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