Danfoss Industries Pvt. Ltd. has once again pledged its support as part of its commitment to support Climate Change Action by exchanging MoU with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. The members that were present at the time of exchanging MoU were Ms. Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of Denmark, including Prime Minister of India, Shri. Narendra Modi, H.E Mr. Freddy Svane, Ambassador of Denmark to India as well as other key dignitaries. The exchange of MoU took place between Mr. Ravichandran Purushothaman, President, Danfoss India and Mr. Govindan Rangarajan, Director, IISc Bangalore.
Denmark has always been at the forefront when it comes to promotion of a green economy. This partnership between both India and Denmark is certainly expected to help India attain its global sustainable development goals as well as ambitious targets on climate, including energy. The industry-academia partnership between Danfoss & IISc is a true embodiment of what the Green Strategic partnership aims to achieve in securing our sustainable future.
The exchange of MoU comes at a time when the risks associated with climate change are serious and there is a drive being undertaken universally to imbue sustainability in all aspects of development. This MoU marks a significant milestone in the refrigeration industry to help understand about natural refrigerants even better, including its significance in reducing carbon emissions as well as in mitigating climate change.
Mr. Ravichandran Purushothaman, President – Danfoss India stated – “We are proud to support India’s green transformation by drawing from our rich global expertize and experience in enabling industries worldwide to do more with less. With our IISc collaboration, we hope to enhance R&D and skill development in the use of low GWP and natural refrigerants, as well as ensure that India’s workforce is ready to engineer a sustainable tomorrow.”
In an attempt to improve the exchange of skills as well as technology to support the advancement of Indian HVAC&R industry, the collaboration between Danfoss and IISc intends to set up a research and training centre that would focus on promotion of the use of natural or low GWP refrigerants. The MoU, which has been signed for a period of four years, which could also extend to five years, is focused towards providing training in best practices at various levels that includes teachers, students, field and maintenance engineers, technicians and practicing engineers.
Danfoss is set to provide hands-on training using demo systems both at IISc as well as at the Danfoss campus. The company intends to empower students and faculty to work with Danfoss and publish their research papers in reputed national and international conferences and peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, potential end users would be identified and outreach activities would be organized to showcase sustainable technologies for further knowledge dissemination.
Prof. Govindan Rangarajan, Director, IISc Bangalore stated – “Our association with Danfoss India will enable the research in cutting-edge clean and green refrigerant technologies and skilling of India’s youth to pursue HVAC&R related careers. Danfoss’ experience and domain knowledge in this field uniquely positions them as the appropriate industry partner for IISc. We are keen on working closely with them and promoting the usage of climate-friendly refrigerants across the country.”
An all-new center of excellence for green refrigerants was inaugurated by Danfoss at its state-of-the-art facility in Chennai last month, in order to encourage sustainable development and use of low-GWP refrigerants. This marks an important milestone in Danfoss’s journey to deliver sustainable cooling for all and is certainly expected to help in the green transformation of India’s Cold Chain sector.
H.E. Freddy Svane, Ambassador of Denmark to India commented – “Denmark’s game-changing knowledge and technological prowess in green and energy-efficient solutions, matched with India’s scale will help fuel India’s sustainability journey, in line with the vision of the Government of India. This partnership between Danfoss & IISc will help accelerate India’s green transition.”