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Next Generation Sustainable Cooler

Request Number 200711 | Author PepsiCo


The project aim is to enable PepsiCo to meet the goal of cutting 40% of GHG emissions (against a 2015 baseline) by 2030 and achieve 100% net zero emissions by 2040. At this point, PepsiCo has achieved 25% GHG reduction with current technology without compromising performance and with little impact on cost.

PepsiCo is seeking a creative Next Generation Sustainable Cooler that meets these sustainability goals and has a smaller environmental footprint than the existing coolers. Additionally, PepsiCo is seeking to understand emerging technologies in this space that may be ready for commercialization within 5 years. PepsiCo is open to a broad range of solutions to reduce cooler GHG emissions that can apply throughout a cooler's lifecycle, from manufacturing through to end-of-life.

Solutions may include novel designs or the innovation of individual cooler components such as condensers, insulation, materials, heat exchangers, etc.

Key focus areas:

  • Innovative design of cooler or components
  • Reduction of GHG emissions
  • Energy use reduction
  • Sustainability
Key Success Criteria

Must Haves:

  • Ability to cool contents quickly, at the same rate as current technology
  • Applicable to all cooler styles -front opening swinging/sliding door, top opening door, etc.
  • Cradle to grave solution - Sustainably sourced materials & technology with an environmentally sound end of life solution

Nice to Have:

  • Commercial refrigeration technology
  • Technology that may be transferred to Vending Machines
  • Available/Mature technology tested in coolers, will consider developing technology
Preferred Collaboration types

PepsiCo is open to a range of collaboration types.