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The Institution of Mechanical Engineers Devon & Cornwall Area Committee would like to invite you to our 2017 Christmas lecture on Postharvest Food Loss Reduction–Challenges and Solutions. This event will be held at the University of Exeter Penryn Campus.

Date and Time

07 December 2017 - 17:00-20:00


Penryn, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Jointly organised by the UK - SW:Devon&Cornwall and UK - SW:Devon&Cornwall local networks. Contact devcorncpd@imechenearyou.org for more information.

About this event

Postharvest food loss reduction is a significant challenge for farmers and growers in the developing economies of the world, where spoilage of produce can lead to as much as 50% of harvested food not reaching the marketplace. This is not only a tragedy for the producers themselves, who suffer from reduced income and lost business opportunities as a result, but also an environmental and resources issue in terms of unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions and wasted agricultural inputs of energy, water and land.

Cooling perishable food to an optimum temperature immediately upon harvest is crucial in ensuring produce has the best chance of maintaining shelf life for as long as possible. This talk will present details of a successful research collaboration between Inviro Choice Ltd and Exeter University to provide a viable off-grid solution for use in the developing world.


1700 Tea and coffee
1800 Talk

Mulled wine and mince pies after the talk

Reasons to attend

Mulled wine and mince pies to follow!

Continuing Professional Development

CPD logo declaring this event can contribute 1 hours towards your Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

Additional information

This event is in association with the IMechE Food and Drink Engineering Committee and the IMechE Energy, Environment and sustainability Group.

This event will be held at the University of Exeter Penryn Campus in the Daphne Du Maurier Building, Lecture Theatre A.

Registration information

Booking essential, this is a FREE event that is open to all but spaces are limited so please

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Devon & Cornwall Area


PostHarvest Food Loss Reduction

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