Professor in Cold Economy and Co-Director, University of Birmingham and Centre for Sustainable Cooling

Professor in Cold Economy, University of Birmingham and Co-Director, Centre for Sustainable Cooling; Visiting Professor, Global Innovation Centre, Kyushu University, Japan; Visiting Professor, Centre for Sustainable Road Freight, Heriot-Watt University, UK. Co-inventor of Liquid Air Energy Storage (co-founder of Highview Power) Professor Peters is a multi-award winning, cross-discipline researcher, uniquely sat across Engineering, Energy, Social Sciences and Business Schools. He is today recognised as a lead architect of the “Cold Economy” and “Clean Cooling” and the growing UK and International understanding and realisation of the need for greater research and activity on clean cooling and cold-chain. He is a senior consultant to the World Bank; senior advisor to Sustainable Energy for All and sat on the Technical Advisory Panel for the Global Cooling Prize. He leads UNEP’s Cool Coalition cold-chain working group. Through the Centre for Sustainable Cooling, he runs £multi-million research programmes around clean cold-chain in developed and developing markets, including the Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold-chain which with £multi-million public sector investments by the Governments of UK and Rwanda aims to accelerate sustainable solutions to simultaneously address two urgent and interconnected global challenges – food loss and access to cold-chain and cooling.


20 May 2021