In July 2018, the Institut für Kälte- Klima- und Energietechnik (IKET) GmbH from Germany visited Indonesia to successfully audit the first propane chillers and cold store in the country. The audits were conducted to ensure that the installation of the hydrocarbon systems comply with international safety standards.
Since the beginning of 2018, the first nationwide hydrocarbon chillers are in operation to demonstrate the climate-friendly and energy-efficient use of this locally manufactured technology. The systems were designed by the Indonesian manufacturer AICOOL (opens in a new window) and the refrigerant produced by the state-owned gas and oil corporation PERTAMINA (opens in a new window). Currently the propane chillers provide cooling for two commercial buildings, two universities and one cold store serving research purposes. They were implemented within the framework of the Green Chillers NAMA (opens in a new window) project supported by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Republic of Indonesia (MEMR (opens in a new window)) in cooperation with the GIZ.