Danfoss inks pact with IISc

Chennai: Danfoss Industries Pvt Ltd., an industry leader in food, infrastructure, climate and energy efficient technologies, has signed an MoU with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, reiterating the company’s commitment towards enhancing industry–academia collaborations, and in a bid to enhance skill and knowledge development among the youth of the nation.

Signed with an initial investment of Rs 10 Million, the collaboration aims to develop a research and training centre focused on promoting the use of natural or CO2-based refrigerants.

The MoU was signed in the presence of Ravichandran Purushothaman, President, Danfoss Industries Pvt Ltd.; Anuraaga Chandra, Head of Sales, Danfoss Climate Solutions; KVS Hari, Registrar and Professor at the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, IISc and Phaneendra Yalavarthy, Associate Professor at the Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS), IISc.

Refrigerants lie at the core of the cold chain and refrigeration industry, but traditional refrigerants such as Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) and Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) are known to contribute to global warming, and the depletion of the ozone layer which protects the earth from harmful UV light.

In recent times, there has been an increase in the use of natural refrigerants like ammonia and CO2-based refrigerants, R744 (CO2) and R290 (Propane). While there isn’t a single refrigerant which can meet all the needs, choosing the right one is critical. Transitioning to a sustainable option will ensure a greener tomorrow for future generations.

To promote their wider adoption across India, the MoU between Danfoss India and IISc aims to increase knowledge systems around natural refrigerants both at the academic and industry level.

 

NT Bureau