Development and Evaluation of an Alternative Ice House Refrigeration System

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1993: $1,500.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1994
Region: Northeast
State: Rhode Island
Project Leader:
Charles Chase
Charlie's Sugarhouse


  • Additional Plants: ornamentals


  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    I want to develop a working model of an economical, environmentally safe refrigeration utilizing ice formed inside a well insulated room in the winter for cold storage of spring and summer fruits and vegetables. I will then evaluate its effectiveness of reducing labor, production costs and the ability to increase storage longevity to extend the market calendar.

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