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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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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).