Pro­kli­ma

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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SPODS Tech­no­lo­gy Road­show 2021: Com­pa­ny vi­de­os

06/2021 , Publication - Video :

Companies from Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe took us on a virtual tour to their ozone- and climate-friendly RAC systems. In a video series, companies reported on their experience of various applications based on ammonia, propane, CO2 and isobutane.

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AC ba­sed on pro­pa­ne and CO2, GIZ Cam­pus Bonn, Ger­ma­ny

The office buildings at GIZ Bonn were built in 2015 (Mäander building) and 2020 (GIZ Campus). Sustainability was very important in the planning process, also in terms of ventilation and air conditioning. Even the refrigerants contained in the heat pumps have been carefully selected. The air conditioning system of the Mäander building is based on 66 kg propane while 450 kg CO2 are used in the Campus building. Both refrigerants are ozone- and climate-friendly due to their very low Global Warming Potential. 

In­dus­tri­al ref­ri­ge­ra­ti­on with CO2, am­mo­nia and pro­pa­ne: In­tar­con Spain

Intarcon is a global supplier for packaged refrigeration units and solutions for the catering and food distribution sectors and the industry. The company distributes systems that operate with natural refrigerants. Discover Intarcon's refrigeration systems based on propane, CO2 and ammonia!

Ref­ri­ge­ra­ti­on with R290: Ro­che in Costa Ri­ca

Roche sends biotechnological medicines from its distribution center to more than 23 countries in the entire Central American and Caribbean region. Two cold rooms with the natural refrigerant R290 store all products requiring a cold chain of 2°C to 8°C degrees, mainly medicines for cancer treatment. A freezing room is used to store refrigeration elements to maintain the cold chain during transportation.

In­dus­tri­al ref­ri­ge­ra­ti­on with am­mo­nia: RSF Costa Ri­ca

RSF provides insights into how they installed refrigeration systems at a Coca Cola plant in Costa Rica and what considerations played a role in doing so. The systems used, equipped with ammonia, are highly energy efficient and climate-friendly. Additionally, the refrigeration, air conditioning and process water systems are equipped with monitoring devices to avoid waste. 

In­dus­tri­al Con­ver­si­on to R600a: Ma­be in Me­xi­co

Mabe is the leader for home appliances in Latin America. The company's goal is to eliminate the conventional refrigerant R134a and replace it with the natural refrigerant R600a. Since the start of this project, Mabe has avoided emissions to the environment of more than 240,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.

Air Con­di­tio­n­ing with R290: Mi­nis­try of Trans­port of Costa Ri­ca (MOPT)

The MOPT replaced its old ACs by inverter ACs based on R290 refrigerants. A total of 20 eco-efficient air conditioners were installed in 2019.

R290 AC Dis­tri­bu­ti­on: Grenz Con­cept Gre­na­da

Grenz Concept is an AC distributor based in Grenada. The company installed the first R290 unit in May 2019. Since then, the success of these units has been tremendous: Costumers are very happy with these ACs based on hydrocarbons.

R290 AC Dis­tri­bu­ti­on: Mo­dern Electri­cal So­lu­ti­ons Gre­na­da

Modern Electrical Solutions is an AC distributor based in Grenada. Founded in 2012, the company keeps Grenada naturally cool by installing R290 units to replace climate damaging refrigerants.

All videos have been produced for the virtual Technology Roadshow 2021. It has been organised by GIZ Proklima (SPODS project) with the financial support of the European Union (EU) and German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).