Technology Demonstration Projects in Chile, Jordan and India: Results and Progress

13 July, 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

Technology Demonstration Projects in Chile, Jordan and India: Results and Progress

Thursday, 13 July 2017 - 13:15 - 14:45
OEWG-39 Side Event - Conference Room 4, UNCC Bangkok

Since its founding in 2012, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition has brought together governments, the private sector, and intergovernmental organizations to disseminate information on and strategies for developing, deploying, and promoting climate-friendly technologies. Capacity building activities, including technology conferences and exhibitions, interactive partner tools, and case studies, have increased knowledge of more sustainable technologies that are available in a number of sectors including refrigeration and air conditioning, as well as provided information on policies that promote development and deployment of these alternatives.  HFC surveys in 14 countries provided the first comprehensive set of data and information on HFC use and consumption in developing countries.

In addition, three ongoing demonstration projects are showcasing and validating HFC alternative technologies in commercial refrigeration and mobile air conditioning, and will provide information on the performance and energy use associated with these alternatives. This side event will present the results and/or progress of these projects.

Chile (Implementing Partner: UNDP)

This pilot project, the first of its kind in Latin America, aims to demonstrate the adoption of trans-critical CO2 refrigeration system as an alternative to HFCs in the supermarket sector in Chile. Early this year, the system was installed at the Jumbo Supermarket in the City of Valdivia. The Energy Savings Assessment is ongoing and project completion is expected by the third quarter of 2017.

Jordan (Implementing Partner: UNIDO)

This ongoing project will realize the first transcritical CO2 refrigeration system in Jordan in a supermarket. The project is implemented by the Jordan MoE’s Ozone Unit, funded by CCAC and aims to demonstrate the feasibility of non-HFC-based technology in high-ambient temperature environments. The existing HCFC-22 installation of the selected beneficiary AlSalam supermarket in Amman will be replaced by a new refrigeration system and cabinets with 30kW cooling and 25kW freezing capacity.  It is expected to reduce a substantial amount of direct emissions through the use of CO2 as refrigerant with a GWP of only 1 and reduced indirect emissions through increased energy-efficiency.

India (Implementing Partner: IGSD)

IGSD is coordinating a mobile air conditioning (MAC) project that will allow the safe use of mildly flammable refrigerants that achieve high cooling capacity with low global warming impact. MAHLE and TATA Motors Limited (TML) are jointly designing and building a secondary loop MAC system and installing the prototype in a TML vehicle, which will be tested in both laboratory and real-world, high stress road conditions in India. The new system is expected to provide both greater energy efficiency and new flexibility to use refrigerants that are more energy efficient and have lower global warming impact than currently used refrigerants.


Event contact

Denise San Valentin,
Initiatives Coordinator/Programme Manager
denise.sanvalentin [at]


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