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Technology Roadshow #1: Ozone- and climate-friendly RAC systems in Germany

Event , 27 April 2021, 5:00pm - 6:30pm UTC

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Join us on a virtual journey to climate- and ozone-friendly RAC systems in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe. First stop: Germany.

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In this first online event of our virtual Technology Roadshow we will meet three experts from Germany:

  • A professor and book author on the subject of solar cooling. The focus will be on solar powered cold stores and options for energy storage.
  • A technical manager who has accompanied the planning and installation process of CO2 and propane-based air conditioning in an office building. We will talk about challenges and benefits of this ambitious pilot project. 
  • A developer of a special software who tells us what to consider when converting commercial refrigeration systems to propane based on 3 scenarios with different plant sizes.





WelcomeEU & GIZ

Solar powered cold stores

Paul Kohlenbach, Beuth University Berlin

Air-conditioning based on CO2 and propane: Experiences from the planning process and implementation

Uwe Schäfer, GIZ Building Services Bonn

Conversion of commercial refrigeration to propane: 3 scenarios

Vilim Mergl, CoolTool


Language: English with simultaneous translation in Spanish


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Date / Duration
27 April 2021, 5:00pm - 6:30pm UTC

Local time:

9:00-10.30 am (Costa Rica)

10:00-11.30 am (Mexico & Colombia)

11:00-12.30 am (Cuba, Paraguay, Grenada & Venezuela)

5:00-6:30 pm (Germany)

Watch our video tour through the GIZ Bonn office buildings, which are equipped with CO2 and propane-based air conditioning:

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Organisers: GIZ Proklima (SPODS project) with kind support of the Strategic Environmental Dialogues (GIZ) and the German Society of Refrigeration an Airconditioning (DKV)

The Technology Roadshow is organised with the financial support of the European Union (EU) and German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

About the Technology Roadshow

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This webinar is the first in a series. In the coming sessions (4, 11, 18 May), we will look at the countries Grenada, Mexico and Costa Rica and their pioneering technologies for climate- and ozone-friendly cooling.

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