In order to freeze 100,000 tonnes of vegetables and meat rapidly, South Korean conglomerate Eugene Group is planning to build the world’s first low-carbon, ultra-low temperature “cryogenic” logistics centre.
The seven-storey, 160,000-sq-m building uses a combination of liquefied natural gas (LNG), fuel cells, batteries and solar panels to achieve temperatures below -160°C.
The gargantuan deepfreeze will be built in Pyeongtaek City, about 50km south of Seoul, at a cost of around $265m.
Once complete in December 2018, it will be able to store up to 115,000 tonnes of meat, seafood and vegetables. Distribution will be controlled by an automated control system.