Last updated: 24 April 2018      
Parvarti and SUNplicity cookers at CONSOLFOOD 2018, 3-15-18

The Parvati Solar Cooker on the left, shares cooking duties with the SUNplicity parabolic cooker at CONSOLFOOD 2018. - Photo credit: Bernhard Müller

The second CONSOLFOOD conference—CONSOLFOOD 2018—took place in Faro, Portugal, on 22nd – 24th January, 2018. It was hosted again by Professor Celestino Ruivo, at the Institute of Engineering, University of the Algarve. Between sixty and eighty people attended the lectures, poster sessions, and a round table discussion about solar thermal food processing over the three-day conference. Twenty-four lectures and fifteen posters were presented. Throughout the conference, there was a large display of diverse solar cooking/drying equipment, and, thanks to sunny weather, most of the food was cooked with solar cookers. Once again, the conference generated an intimate, supportive, “solar family” atmosphere that enabled the participants to swap knowledge and experiences during breaks in the programme.


CONSOLFOOD 2018 promo photo, ''Photo credit-CONSOLFOOD''

CONSOLFOOD 2018 is coming, Photo credit-CONSOLFOOD

  • November 2017: An updated program for CONSOLFOOD 2018 is now available on the website at
  • July 2017: The final deadline for submissions to CONSOLFOOD 2018 is now 30 September 2017.
  • 22-24 January 2018: (Faro) CONSOLFOOD 2018 is scheduled to take place at the Instituto Superior de Engenharia, Universidade do Algarve, Campus da Penha. This solar cooking conference will include oral sessions, keynote lectures, a round table discussion, and a poster session.



Audio and video

  • January 2018:
Portuguese TV on Conferencia Consolfood 2018

Portuguese TV on Conferencia Consolfood 2018

Esta conferencia ha reunido a expertos de todo el mundo para presentar y debatir diferentes temas relacionados con los avances en el procesamiento de alimentos y la cocina solar.

  • January 2018:
CONSOLFOOD 2018 - Impressions from the University Yard-0

CONSOLFOOD 2018 - Impressions from the University Yard-0

See also

External links


See Celestino Ruivo.