Danish manufacturer Danfoss has launched a center of excellence for green refrigerants at its facility in Chennai, India, to encourage the development and use of low-GWP refrigerants in India, including CO2 (R744) and other natural refrigerants, according to a report on September 8 in APN News.
The research facility, called the Green Refrigerant Center, was inaugurated by Dan Jørgensen, Denmark’s Minister of Climate, Energy, and Utilities, in the presence of H. E. Freddy Svane, Ambassador of Denmark to India; Ravichandran Purushothaman, President of Danfoss India; and a business delegation accompanying the Minister,
“The launch of this new Green Refrigerant Center by Danfoss will help accelerate India’s transition towards green refrigeration,” said Jørgensen. Danfoss[‘s] journey in India is a bright example of how Danish technologies can help bring about more energy efficiency and sustainability in Indian industries.”
“The launch of this new Green Refrigerant Center by Danfoss will help accelerate India’s transition towards green refrigeration,”Dan Jørgensen, Denmark’s Minister of Climate, Energy, and Utilities
India is planning to ratify the Kigali Amendment and transition away from HFCs; the country is still transitioning from HCFCs as well per the Montreal Prorocol.
In collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Technology, Danfoss is working to introduce CO2 as a natural refrigerant for Indian conditions. The collaboration highlights the need for adapting the latest technologies to local conditions and working with regional research institutes to support new climate-friendly technologies, the APN News report said.
“As a UN Sustainable Energy for All partner, Danfoss is actively raising awareness on natural refrigerants and supporting activities concerning energy efficiency, district energy systems, and other cooling technologies,” said Purushothaman. “We are well-equipped to promote sustainable cooling while catering to the growing demand for green engineering and refrigeration in the Indian cold-chain sector.”Danfoss is also backing the Green Strategic Partnership between the two countries, which “will enable Denmark to provide game-changing knowledge-sharing partnership in India’s sustainability journey,” said Svane.
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