Zeoloop
Closed-loop, energy-optimized, renewable system for cold deliveries, storage and easy retrieval.
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Target groups

Custom (2025 health-, value-, eco-conscious customers. Live in highly urban areas, where rental agreements and safety concerns prevent apartment/door modifications, or large delivery boxes left in corridors.)

Observation

More and more 2025 urban/semi-urban dwellers rent housing and vehicles, instead of owning. They prefer fresh foods, but they don’t want the hassle of travel to stores or supermarkets, or of modifying their schedules to meet a delivery person, or of paying more for valet-style delivery into their kitchen. They are health-conscious as well as Earth-conscious, and are willing to walk a bit if that’s good for the planet and for their wallets. Price, efficiency and sustainability matter to them.

Conclusion

By 2025, street/curbside congestion, delivery/safety issues (time from curb to each apartment door, building access, packages posing a trip hazard left in corridors, etc.) and environmental and economic costs will lead many food delivery services and their predominantly value-conscious customers to embrace a new type of delivery. To a secure, temperature-controlled pickup-friendly location that’s on the customer’s route and by the customer’s choice.

Solution

Zeoloop containers cool themselves down rapidly to as low as -18 C using water+zeolite reversible adsorption* (or, at Miele’s discretion, similar eco-friendly natural reactants). Inbuilt sensors, predictive algorithms, IoT app/cloud links, and self-adjusting smart valves to dynamically maintain temperature for up to 24 hours or more. Stationed at accessible locations citywide, where their surplus heat gets reused for other services. *A validated clean, regenerable technology superior to others.

Pain Point

2025 urban realities make it harder to receive cold delivery in-hand in-person, or left on doorsteps AND dynamically maintained at optimal temperatures in customer’s absence. Customers shall expect energy-efficient, safe cooling solutions with flexibility in locations, user freedom and low costs.

Product in its environment

Bagged orders arrive and are dropped off into Zeoloop capsules. Zeoloop stations are in public spaces, shared multipurpose spaces. Customers can keep tabs, extend their reservations up to # of cold hours predicted, get key code via phone app. OPTION to rent capsules and take them away on trolleys.

Product views

  1. Valve opening lets zeolite absorb water, thus vaporizing H2O, and cooling down the interior. Zeolite warms up too, but heat leaves via capsule's outer shell.
  2. Capsule regenerated by external heating. H2O molecules escape from zeolite and return as condensate to water chamber. www.goo.gl/iDm56Q

Product in use

A customer gets to choose the Zeoloop station his order is delivered to. He can track it and the temperature on his phone. If he arrives too late, he may have to pay late fee by phone before he can retrieve his order. He can bring his shopping bag/trolley, or buy one from the station’s dispenser.

Additional info

Surplus heat from capsules isn't wasted. So, Zeoloop stations mean energy savings for community, for apartment complex residents, for any businesses that house the stations, etc. Customers love the flexibility, control, price-savings. One may even take capsules away on rent (e.g. for camping trip).