International Laboratory Freezer Challenge

2019 Freezer Challenge Information
  • Laboratories from around the world competed in the 2019 International Laboratory Freezer Challenge to improve sample integrity, increase energy efficiency, and save money.
  • Participants received tips on good management practices, temperature tuning, and technology retirements and upgrades to reduce the environmental impact and energy costs of their labs.
  • The winners of the 2019 International Laboratory Freezer Challenge have been announced! The following organizations and laboratories will be recognized at the 2019 I2SL Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado, October 20-23. Read more about their accomplishments.
  • Organizational Winners:
      • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      • Charles River Laboratories – Mattawan
      • The University of Illinois – Urbana Champagne
  • Laboratory Winners:
      • The Biology/Automated Strain Engineering Lab, Amyris, Inc.
      • The IRAT and CCB Labs in the Division of Laboratory Sciences, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      • The Reynolds Lab, Imperial College London
  • Check out this piece on the International Freezer Challenge and 2019's winners in Nature magazine!
  • Read about last year's winners and the benefits of joining the Challenge to get inspired for next year!
  • Visit the Freezer Challenge Resources page to view the webinars "Decrease Energy Usage in the Laboratory With the Next Generation of Sustainable Ultra-Low Freezers" and "Beyond Power Consumption: Storing Efficiently at -80C."
  • I2SL and My Green Lab would like to thank the 2019 Freezer Challenge sponsors:

Gold Level Sponsors

Eppendorf logo


Panasonic Healthcare Corporation Biomedical


Silver Level Sponsor

Stirling Ultracold


Bronze Level Sponsor

Thermo Fisher Scientific