University of California

Postharvest Publications by Commodity

Energy Use of Commercial Forced-Air Coolers for Fruit

J.F. Thompson, D.C. Mejia, R.P. Singh

  • Cooling
  • Energy
2010

Empowering Agriculture: Energy Options for Horticulture

Postharvest Chapters co-authored by Lisa Kitinoja, and James Thompson

  • Energy
  • Small-scale Postharvest Technology
March 2009

Methods for Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Efficient Hydrolysis and Biofuel Production

Parveen Kumar, Diane M. Barrett, Michael J. Delwiche, and Pieter Stroeve

  • Energy
March 2009

Electricity Use in Produce Coolers (PPT)

Jim Thompson

  • Cooling
  • Energy
February 2009

Status of Energy Use and Conservation Technologies Used in Fruit and Vegetable Cooling Operations in California

Prepared by: James F. Thompson, and R. Paul Singh

  • Cooling
  • Energy
July 2008

Benchmarking Study of the Refrigerated Warehousing Industry Sector in California

R. Paul Singh

  • Cooling
  • Energy
  • Storage
July 2008

Energy Benchmarking of Warehouses for Frozen Foods

B. Prakash, and R. Paul Singh

  • Cooling
  • Energy
  • Storage
July 2008

Research and Extension Reduce Impact of California Energy Crunch

Michael S. Reid, and James F. Thompson

  • Energy
September-October 2001

Problem Solver: Excessive Energy Use in a Hydrocooler

Jim Thompson

  • Energy
May 2001

Planning for a Blackout

Jim Thompson

  • Energy
February 2001

Energy Conservation in Cold Storage and Cooling Operations

Jim Thompson

  • Cold Chain
  • Energy
February 2001

Managing Time-of-Use Electrical Rates in Cooling Facilities

J.F. Thompson, J. Knutson

  • Cooling
  • Energy
1989

Energy Use in Hydrocooling Stone Fruit

J.F. Thompson, Y.L. Chen

  • Cooling
  • Energy
  • Stone Fruits
1989

Comparative Energy Use of Vacuum, Hydro, and Forced Air Coolers for Fruits and Vegetables

J.F. Thompson, Y.L. Chen

  • Cooling
  • Energy
1988

Energy Use in Vacuum Coolers for Fresh Market Vegetables

J.F. Thompson, Y.L. Chen, T.R. Rumsey

  • Cooling
  • Energy
1987

Overdrying Walnuts...a way to prevent it.

Jim Young, Jim Thompson, and Tom Rumsey

  • Energy
  • Walnut
August/September 1981

Recirculating Air in Walnut Dryers Reduces Utility Bills

Jim Young, Jim Thompson, and Tom Rumsey

  • Energy
  • Walnut
August/September 1981

Energy Conservation in Drying of Fruits in Tunnel Dehydrators

James F. Thompson, Manjeet S. Chhinnan, Martin W. Miller, and Gerald D. Knutson

  • Dried Fruits and Nuts
  • Energy
  • Prune
1981

Reducing Energy Costs of Walnut Dehydration

James F. Thompson

  • Energy
  • Walnut
1981

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