An investment in Rebound’s IcePoint™ technology by an early-stage equity fund aims to improve food supply chains and reduce food waste.
Rebound Technologies' IcePoint™ is the first major innovation in refrigeration in 100 years. Its use will address an enormous problem: the 1.3 billion tons of food that is lost or wasted yearly. It allows users to freeze more food in less time, all while using up to 40% less energy.
Congratulations to Rebound Technologies on their recently announced 2017 project with Lineage Logistics, the second largest cold storage company in the US. The project will focus on economically optimizing IcePoint™ for industrial use and pave the way for future cold storage warehouse deployments.
Here's another milestone for Rebound Technologies: Southern California Edison's Thermal Test Center has begun third party validation testing of an IcePoint™ demonstration unit! This testing allows Rebound the opportunity to evaluate IcePoint™ cooling performance in various climate conditions.
Congratulations to Powering Agriculture graduate Rebound Technologies! Their off-grid refrigeration system, SunChill™, has passed its field tests, confirming its viability. Having completed the technology foundation of the project, they're now ready to begin the necessary industrial design work.
PAEGC recently completed a site visit to Rebound Technologies’ first SunChill demonstration unit in Inhacoongo, Mozambique. SunChill is an off-grid solution for pre-cooling agricultural produce as it is harvested and could save over 35 percent of cooling costs compared to conventional cold storage.
Rebound recently completed testing an IcePoint™ demonstration unit at a Whole Foods near Denver, Colorado. The commercial prototype successfully provided 46,400 BTUs of low temperature refrigeration.
Rebound Technologies, Inc. was awarded $748K by the National Science Foundation to continue developing its IcePoint™ technology, a commercial refrigeration system that saves commercial users up to 60 percent on their freezer operating costs.
On July 2, 2015, Rebound Technologies met with 20 researchers and farmers at the Mozambique Institute of Agricultural Research (IIAM) in Maputo to present the SunChill™ technology and to solicit direct feedback regarding technology.
Colorado-based Rebound Technologies was accepted into the Energy Excelerator, supporting startups with funding and connections to strategic partners, to help advance commercialization of IcePoint™, a refrigeration cycle using energy storage to help supermarkets save 60% on their cooling costs.
Kevin Davis of Rebound Technologies discusses their low-cost SunChill system that removes field heat without a high-cost electrical supply. This increases horticultural production, generating more income for farmers and greater access to food while creating employment opportunities.
For farmers in Mozambique, every harvest is bittersweet. That’s because up to 40 percent of their crops can spoil, as there’s no way to keep them cool. It’s a common and costly problem in countries that lack reliable power grids—or have no access to electricity at all—and that can ill afford to throw away food.