Fresh Food Storage
The United Nations estimates that more than a third of the food produced globally each year (U.S. $1 trillion) is wasted because perishable food is improperly stored. Approximately five percent of global food waste is due to spoilage during storage, a U.S. $50 billion annual problem. Somnio Global’s Plasma Scrub cold storage innovation increases shelf life in cold storage facilities by reducing bacteria levels and controlling ethylene production. Plasma Scrub is a low-cost, low-maintenance and safe means of disinfecting cold storage. It has no harmful byproducts or residue.
Fresh Food Transportation
Thirty percent of the food produced globally is wasted, further complicated by the increasing global distribution of perishable food. The global annual volume of perishable food using reefers for transportation will reach 3 billion tons by 2020 and technological solutions are sought to better preserve produce within the value chain. Somnio Global’s Plasma Scrub technology extends the shelf life of fresh food by eliminating bacteria inside the storage environment while controlling the ripening of produce through ethylene scrubbing. Plasma Scrub is an easy to use, chemical-free, rugged, and energy efficient system that is able to extend the shelf life of food in reefer containers as well as in cold storages.