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New Food logistics and transportation of food products on a small scale

Improving the efficiency and sustainability of food transportation and distribution networks. - Good solutions on how to solve the transport and logistics of small-scale food products in the most efficient and innovative way. Good examples of food hubs. Innovative solutions to organise transport.


Last-mile delivery and urban mobility solutions

Addressing the challenges of delivering food to urban areas and exploring sustainable mobility options. Delivery Drones are one example. The drone market is expected to grow from USD 360.83 million by 2022 to USD 1.13 billion by 2030 at a CAGR of 53.94% during the period 2023-2030. A large share will be delivery drones for everything from medicine to food.


Food delivery platforms and gig economy

Examining the impact of food delivery platforms and the gig economy on the food industry and employment. There is a huge influence assumed, but the data about the real impact are unclear.


Mobile food solutions and food trucks
Mobile slaughterhouses and direct food commerce via alternative channels

Animal producers face specific difficulties in commercializing their product through alternative channels. In this regard, arising small and mobile slaughterhouses, as well as local/shared processing plants can provide great solutions. An EU regulatory framework is necessary, which describes the requirements for the Member States to create a regulation on mobile or community used slaughterhouses. The aim is greater autonomy and the opportunity for those in the food supply chain operating small livestock breeding farms and have the willingness to improve animal welfare by reducing the transportation time of the animals and the sustainability of animal processing with high-quality meat products. Sources:;

Pick-Up Points in E-Commerce

Pick-up points are positioned at diverse locations throughout major city centres and provide an alternative to delivering to individual places.


Drone food delivery service

The possibility of drone usage (air as well as ground drones) for food delivery is met with enthusiasm by businesses as it promises instantaneous benefits such as reduced costs, improved customer satisfaction, and reduced environmental imprint.


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E-Hailing services are considered as on-demand vehicles that affect the efficiency of food delivery. They are used for the direct transport from producer to customer. This system improves the process of collecting and sending orders from customers in a short period of time.

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Automated micro-vehicles

The current discussion of automated vehicles mainly focuses on road-based passenger cars. However, automated micro-vehicles for delivery purposes might be more lucrative and even earlier available on the market. (delivery robots) They are supposed to deliver on the last mile.


Electric and autonomous vehicles in food transportation
Pipeline for food production and delivery

The invention discloses an environmentally intelligent pipeline type device for food production and delivery in a building and an installation way and using the method of a navigation system of the same. Included are a direct-to-home (DTH) pipeline network, a pipeline electric vehicle, an intelligent navigation system and a production and processing line area. The DTH pipeline network is installed on an outer wall of a building or adjacent to a smoke vent, extends into every kitchen in the building, and then communicates with the production and processing line area adjacent to the building to adjust the intelligent navigation system. In use, a user orders a meal through the system at home, then a cook places a processed dish into a delivery container which goes in the DTH pipeline network to the kitchen of the user on its own via the pipeline electric vehicle according to a command of the system, and thus, by means of the device for production and delivery and the installation way thereof, the user can have freshly cooked food at home. Meanwhile, the invention can be used for delivery of fresh fruits and vegetables, and small household items.

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Coupling photovoltaics with transport refrigerated units

Numbers of refrigerated transports are recording an impressive growth due to increased demand for chilled and frozen food. They require fuel consumption for traction, but also for feeding the diesel-driven refrigeration unit, which maintains the desired internal vehicle temperature. A photovoltaic integrated delivery process is investigated, in order to foster renewable energy penetration into the cold chain, thus improving its sustainability. It involves photovoltaic panels installed on the rooftop of semitrailers, a battery bank and a power conversion system to cover refrigeration requirements, removing the diesel engine from the refrigeration unit.


Cars as policy issue

Cars/ vehicles driven with fossil fuels are a policy issue, but they are needed for transport in agriculture - electric cars are no real solution in many cases.


Reusable food containers

Delivery food packaging has a high environmental impact, which can be addressed by re-useable food containers.


New Food Delivery and Waste Collection System Onboard Commercial Transport Aircraft

The objective of this paper is to identify the driving needs for an improved food delivery and waste collection system to be implemented onboard of the commercial passenger transport aircraft. Quality Function Deployment (QFD) method has been applied to establish the design requirements from the point of view of the passengers and airlines. The collected data from conducted public survey and also interview sessions with the experts from the airlines are utilised to construct the House of Quality (HOQ). In short, it has been found that safety and cleanliness are the two top prioritised design requirements for a new food delivery and waste collection system. On the other hand, the type of carriage, the overall profile of the system and also the operating mechanism used for the system are top technical design parameters that can influence the successful achievement of the design requirements. Findings from this study will be further utilized to generate design options for the improved food delivery and waste collection system.