For 25 years already, Proklima has been promoting integrated ozone and climate protection in the cooling sector worldwide, focusing on the use of natural refrigerants and foam blowing agents.

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Proklima advises the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Policy advice, capacity building, awareness raising, and knowledge transfer are in the centre of Proklima’s activities. On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), it supports the German government and is actively involved in meetings and conferences on the Montreal Protocol such as MOP, OEWG and ExCom. Through numerous publications and events, it informs both the professional audience and the general public about the latest developments of sustainable cooling. One of its lighthouse projects is the so-called Cool Training on the save handling of natural refrigerants for trainers, technicians and policy makers.

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Pro­tec­ting the en­vi­ron­ment through end-of-life ma­nage­ment of RAC ap­p­li­an­ces

01.04.2019 , News :

GIZ Proklima and the Ozone Technical Unit (UTO) of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia, carry out activities aimed at evaluating alternatives for the correct final management of the RAC equipment and the refrigerant substances they contain.

These include recovery of the refrigerant gas, disassembly of the equipment for the transformation and recovery of the extracted materials, and regeneration of the recovered refrigerant. The operation of one of the regeneration centers of the National Refrigerant Recovery, Recycling and Regeneration Network of Colombia has been strengthened, increasing its capacity through a unit capable of regenerating refrigerant gas mixtures. You can learn more about this project in this video (opens in a new window). In 2019, two industrial degassing machines will be donated to the post-consumer program of household appliances Red Verde, which will allow the recovery and separation ofoil and refrigerant gases contained in refrigerators more efficiently.

Thus, UTO and GIZ Proklima, through the project "Management and Destruction of ozone depleting substances in ODS banks", from the International Climate Initiative (IKI) (opens in a new window) of the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety of Germany (BMU) (opens in a new window), seek to strengthen each of the stages that are part of the end-of-life management of refrigerant substances and RAC equipment, seeking to follow the foundations of the circular economy defined in Colombia's 9Rs (opens in a new window), and achieving a significant reduction of the resulting emissions from the ODS and HFC banks.