Since 2016 the Université de Mascareignes of Mauritius is providing training on CO2 as a natural refrigerant to contractors and students. The installation of a CO2-Ammonia plant is used to demonstrate the feasibility of climate-friendly, energy-efficient cooling technologies, and to advance the eradication of HFCs. As a small island developing state, Mauritius is bearing proportionally large hardships due to global warming.
With the CO2-Ammonia installation, the country is showcasing its commitment towards a greener world. Not only does the installation demonstrate the feasibility and cost effectiveness of natural refrigerants, but simultaneously a pool of technicians and engineers needed to handle this kind of equipment is being trained. This is a fundamental step for capacity building, and an important step for the transition of hotels and supermarkets to natural refrigerants. University academics are aspiring for the first supermarket installations by 2017. The first CO2-Ammonia plant on the island was installed by GIZ and funded by the BMZ.
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