Did you know that a single -80°C freezer can consume more energy than an average household?
The good news is that most samples are just fine at -70°C!
Having an ultra-low freezer set to -70°C instead of -80°C reduces energy consumption by 20-40%! It also prolongs the life of the freezer and it gives you less freezer alarms.
How amazing is that?
Hundreds of labs in academia and in the industry are already using -70°C instead of -80°C
-- and that means that there is a great deal of evidence that -70°C is a safe temperature to store samples.
Some of the labs that have switched to -70°C include labs at Harvard University, Imperial College London, University of Copenhagen and AstraZeneca just to mention a few.
How cold are your ultra-low freezers?
And would you be open to changing from -80°C to -70°C?
Read more and check if your specific type of sample can be kept at -70°C here: https://www.mygreenlab.org/-70-is-the-new--80.html