LCO2 Supply Feasibility Assessment

Given the need for an ultra-cold chain (UCC) for an initial leading COVID-19 vaccine candidate, Project Last Mile conducted an analysis on the availability of liquid CO2 (LCO2) within the Coca-Cola value chain in 47 countries in Africa to assist in meeting potential dry ice needs to support ultra-cold chain vaccine distribution. This was then expanded to include COVAX countries in Latin America and the Pacific Islands. Ultimately, Project Last Mile completed a rapid assessment examining the feasibility of procuring LCO2 in 70 countries from Coca-Cola partners and suppliers across the three regions. This webinar shared the culmination of this study. The aim is to contribute significant insights into determining the operational feasibility of maintaining ultra-cold temperatures to distribute COVID-19 vaccines. The findings can also inform where COVID-19 vaccines requiring ultra-cold chain may not be feasible or will require another LCO2 procurement approach. Project Last Mile (PLM) is an innovative public-priva

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Added by: Géraldine Nemrod
Added on: 20 March, 2022
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