Innovation Award

Organisations who are doing new and exciting things to help the environment.

This award recognises outstanding new environmental technology, design or research.  

Examples may include but are not limited to:

  • cutting edge sustainable technology
  • new industry practices, process, product or service
  • ground-breaking research
  • design of infrastructure
  • improving the ability to use, store or save natural resources
  • circular economy projects.

2017 Green Globe Award winner

Gate Gourmet Australia: Gate Gourmet Green Dry Ice Project

Gate gourmet team with airline food trolleys in the backgroundIn the airline business, packed dry ice (frozen CO2) has been the traditional refrigerant of choice in the catering carts loaded at airport gates for each flight.

Gate Gourmet Australia is a global provider of meals for airlines and airport lounges. In Australia, the company prepares more than 15,000 meals a day at its main catering facility in Mascot.

In an innovative move to increase the duration and quality of cooling and reduce greenhouse emissions from freezing, transport and evaporation of dry ice, Gate Gourmet Australia partnered with a local R&D company to trial a new synthetic cooling product called EcoSlice as a replacement.

The trials, thought to be the first of their kind in the global on-board catering market, have been highly successful.

The product is cost-effective, greenhouse-friendly and safer to use in the confined space of a catering cooler. Gate Gourmet Australia is hoping to roll out the product nationally later in 2017.