Danfoss inaugurates green refrigerants testing centre at India campus

Danfoss inaugurates green refrigerants testing centre at India campus

Danfoss Industries Pvt. Ltd. has established an entirely new centre of excellence for green refrigerants at its state-of-the-art facility in Chennai, with the goal of promoting sustainable development and the usage of low-GWP refrigerants. Dan Jrgensen, Denmark's minister for environment, energy, and utilities, opened the facility in the presence of H. E. Freddy Svane, Denmark's ambassador to India, Ravichandran Purushothaman, Danfoss India's president, and the minister's business delegation.

This is a significant green milestone in the company's drive to deliver sustainable cooling for all and will undoubtedly contribute to India's cold chain sector's green transformation.

Jrgensen stated during a visit to the Danfoss India campus with notable business leaders, "Danfoss has positioned itself as a global leader in advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and combating global warming and climate change." Danfoss's new Green Refrigerant Center will assist India expedite its transition to green refrigeration. Danfoss's adventure in India exemplifies how Danish technologies may assist Indian industry achieve greater energy efficiency and sustainability.”

The minister's visit to India is part of Denmark's Green Strategic Partnership with India, through which the two countries will exchange knowledge, technology, and best practises in order to build a more sustainable future. It is one of the Danish firms operating in India that is supporting this endeavour to bring about a green revolution in the country by leveraging their extensive global experience enabling industries to do more with less.

Svane stated, "The Green strategic partnership between India and Denmark would enable Denmark to play a game-changing knowledge-sharing role in India's sustainability path, consistent with the goal set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen." It will draw on our extensive expertise not only with economic growth, but also with decoupling growth from energy use and scaling up many of the sustainable solutions that have proven successful in Denmark on a smaller scale.”

“We are engaging closely on important sectors such as energy, water and the environment, urbanisation, and intellectual property rights, with an eye toward a bold implementation of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Denmark and India will do so through creating green and sustainable jobs, boosting innovation and investment, growing their economies, and contributing to the battle against global climate change,” he added.

Additionally, the company is collaborating with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) on the development of carbon dioxide (CO2) as a natural refrigerant suitable for Indian climate. This is a critical step toward emphasising the importance of adapting cutting-edge technologies to local conditions and collaborating with area research institutes to establish the local eco system required to maintain new climate-friendly technologies.

Purushothaman stated, "With the establishment of our new centre of excellence for green refrigerants, we look forward to assisting India in its transition away from hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) in accordance with the Montreal Protocol and the Kigali Amendment." Danfoss, as a UN Sustainable Energy for All partner, is actively raising awareness about natural refrigerants and promoting energy efficiency, district energy systems, and other cooling solutions. We are well-positioned to advance sustainable cooling while meeting the growing need for green engineering and refrigeration in India's cold-chain sector.”

With over 85 years of expertise and a commitment to face the problems of today's industry, the company is a pioneer in producing sustainable cooling solutions and will help India's HVACR industry make the transition to green. The corporation has made its own commitment to carbon neutrality and is making good progress toward its sustainability goals, which include carbon neutrality for all factories worldwide by 2030.

Since 2002, the corporation has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact and a signatory to numerous sustainability programmes, including Race to Zero, Business Ambition 1.5 degrees, EV 100, EP100, RV 100, and Science Based Targets.