Unilever, the company that owns ice cream brands Ben & Jerry’s, Wall’s and Magnum, will be warming up their freezers to try and battle global warming. They’re going to do a trial run of raising their freezer temperature by 6 degrees Celsius to see if the ice cream can handle the warmer environment while still maintaining it’s ice creamy goodness.
Right now, Unilever sets its freezers at minus 18 degrees Celsius, but they will be testing out a minus 12 degree Celsius setting and monitoring the ice cream’s “product performance” at that higher temperature. The hope is that the move will save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by between 20 and 30 percent per unit.
They’ll do a first trial this month in Germany and then another in Indonesia next year. Read more about the trials HERE.