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Fresh Box is a suitable transport solution conserving quality of fresh produce, reducing waste and fuel consumption. The project aims to improve the sustainability of the distribution of fresh produce to create a more competitive sector that can offer better products to the final consumer.

Fresh Box container characteristics:

–   Smart container that stores/transports each type of fresh produce in the ideal conditions of respiration rate

–   Monitored with an innovative Integrated Sensor Kit to check the main environmental features in the container and allow traceability

–   Light, manufactured with a technology that saves energy and made of innovative recyclable material

–   Can transport fresh produce harvested at a higher maturity stage: consumers will be able to enjoy fruits and vegetables with better features

The use of Fresh Box is expected to result in:

– A reduction of food waste

Prevent CO2 emissions by using a lighter and more sustainable material and reducing energy/fuel consumption

– An extended shelf life of the fresh produce and better physical, chemical and organoleptical features


Duration: 01-07- 2014 until 30-06-2017

Total budget: 1.851.396€

EU grant amount: 921.696€

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