Upcoming Event: CCI-Hub Industry Leaders’ Conference and Technology Training Sessions this January

Dear CCI-Hub community mark your calendars for the CCI-Hub Industry Leaders’ Conference and Technology Training Sessions this January 2023!

We’re looking forward to connect with the industry through meaningful discussions around needs of the local food cold chain, global trends, innovation and policy directions on natural refrigerant technologies with key international experts, government officials, project partners, end-users and other industry stakeholders. There will also be hands-on demonstration of some of the Hub’s technology showcase – so do not miss this opportunity!

An important announcement will also be made on the DEMO projects, where select end-users will be granted a subsidy for availing efficient and sustainable cold chain technologies.

We will be releasing more details about these two events soon, but for those who are interested in joining, registration is open now!

Registration

See details below:

Day 1: Industry Leaders’ Conference

  • Date: January 24, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Venue: Women’s Center, TESDA Central Office, East Service Road, South Superhighway, Taguig City
  • Designated panel discussions:
    • Demonstration projects
    • Policy and regulation
    • Training of the industry
    • Technology and innovation 
  • Target participants: End-users, industry  leaders, decision-makers and policy makers

This conference aims to discuss policy directions and standards, as well as training, emerging technologies and innovation towards efficient and sustainable cold chains.

Day 2-3: Technology Training Sessions

  • Date: January 25-26, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Venue: CCI-Hub Building, TESDA Central Office, East Service Road, South Superhighway, Taguig City
  • Target Participants: End-users, engineers, technicians and other industry stakeholders

In this event, cold chain industry end-users and other stakeholders will gain deeper understanding of sustainable and efficient natural refrigerant technologies, innovation and practices with some of the world’s top experts on the subject. Demonstration of some of the Hub’s technology showcase will also be done on-site.

CCI-Hub’s high-level technical sessions aim to equip the industry with knowledge on new and emerging cold chain solutions. This series is part of the Global Partnership for Improving the Food Cold Chain in the Philippines project’s capacity development initiatives.

This series is part of the Global Partnership for Improving the Food Cold Chain in the Philippines project’s capacity development initiatives.

Announcement: Co-financing Opportunity for Demonstration Projects!

The Global Partnership for Improving the Food Cold Chain in the Philippines (FCC) project will implement a Business Demonstration Case (DEMO projects) that will exhibit low-carbon refrigeration technologies to improve cold chain operations resulting in decreased carbon footprint, operation costs, and avoidance of food loss. The DEMO projects follow the principles of efficiency, safety, replicability, impact and readiness.

The FCC Project is seeking proposals from food cold chain operators and end users that will benefit a subsidy for availing efficient and sustainable cold chain technologies exhibited in the CCI-Hub. The selection of DEMO projects’ technologies and the grant amount are subject to the screening criteria. The following is an indicative list of technologies to be installed in real life applications in the period ending June 2023:

  • CO2 TC refrigeration system / condensing unit for cold storage / food processing (industrial refrigeration)
  • CO2 TC refrigeration system (remote type, condensing unit & showcase) for food retail shop / other small footprint facility
  • R290 water loop refrigeration system (plug-in showcase & outdoor dry cooler) for food retail shop / other small footprint facility
  • Refrigerated truck with R290 cooling unit & monitoring system for last mile delivery
  • R290 plug-in showcases for food retail shop / food service
  • Preassembled plug-in R290 walk-in cooler (suitable for post-harvest facilities, restaurants, hotels,..)
  • CO2 TC refrigerated container (reefer) for post-harvest facility in remote area
  • Solar powered chest freezer (206L) for off-grid applications (min 5-10 units) per application
  • Efficiency improving measures for Ammonia refrigeration
  • Efficiency improving measures in food cold chain (various)

Are you interested in this co-financing opportunity? Follow these steps:

  1. Assess your organization’s cooling needs
  2. Find a matching technology from the list above
  3. Assess your organization’s readiness to implement the project by June 2023 
  4. Book a Zoom call with the CCI-Hub not later than January 23, 2023 (email: jan.dusek@shecco.com)

The selection of the beneficiaries will follow the minimum criteria listed below:

Be Part of the Discussion – Reserve Your Seat!

The details about the co-financing opportunity and the featured technology will be discussed by domestic and international experts during the CCI-Hub – The Future of the Industry Conference on January 24, 2023 at TESDA, Taguig City. For those who want to attend this event, kindly register through this link.

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TESDA Honors FCC Project on Partners Appreciation Day

December 15, 2022, Taguig City – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) honored the Global Partnership for Improving the Food Cold Chain in the Philippines project during its Partners Appreciation Day at the TESDA Central Office.

TESDA has recognized FCC project for its commitment and support by establishing the CCI-Hub as one of the state-of-the-art facilities inside the TESDA Complex that serves as a learning venue for efficient and low-carbon refrigeration for the cold chain industry. CCI-Hub also serves as the project’s central ecosystem of technical resources, training, knowledge sharing and stakeholder collaboration.

After the awarding, TESDA shared their plans in pursuing Area-based and Demand-driven (ABDD) Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for the upcoming year. The Global Partnership for Improving the Food Cold Chain in the Philippines project, through the CCI-Hub, will continue to support TESDA in their plans and programs related to enhancing and upgrading skills of the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) workforce. This is part of UNIDO’s commitment to foster green, resilient and innovation-led industries in the country.

Danfoss to hold Exclusive CCI-Hub Training on Natural Refrigerants this January

We are thrilled to announce that Danfoss will hold an exclusive training on natural refrigerants this coming January 19, 2023 for the CCI-Hub community.

Join us as we explore CO2, propane and new generation of ammonia systems for the cold chain presented by leading international experts in the refrigeration industry.

This online training is open for end-users, engineers, technicians and other industry stakeholders.

Do not miss this opportunity! Click “link” after each session overview to register. 
 
Session 1. Danfoss Solutions within CO₂ refrigeration 15:00-16:00 PST/08:00-09:00 CET, January 19th  
 
This webinar, facilitated by Danfoss experts, Mark Sever and Anja Sofie Meiner Jensen, will feature smart solutions within CO₂ refrigeration across all climates with proven records of high system efficiency and lowest possible GWP.

Click link to register.
 Session 2. Natural refrigerants. Focus on Propane 16:00-17:00 PST/09:00-10:00 CET, January 19th 
 
This webinar, facilitated by industry known Torben Funder-Kristensen, will feature latest developments in natural refrigerants, legislation and focus on R290. 

Click link to register. 
 Session 3. New generation of Ammonia systems. 17:30-18:15 PST/10:30-11:15, January 19th  

This webinar, facilitated by Danfoss expert, Carsten Dahlgaard, will feature latest developments in ammonia refrigeration systems.

Click link to register.
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High-level Technical Sessions on CO2 and R290 held at CCI-Hub

December 6-7, 2022, Taguig City – CCI-Hub’s technology training sessions that delved into CO2 and R290 cold chain refrigeration technologies was successfully held, as part of its initiative to conduct high-level training for engineers, technicians and end users. 

On its first day, technical presentations from international experts Inderpal Saund of SCM Ref Australia, and Sergiy Kolinchuk of Danfoss gave a deep dive into concepts and applications of CO2 cold chain refrigeration technologies. In the afternoon, Emilio La’o and Jaypee Cabañas of Cold Front Technologies discussed their R290 installation in the Hub, while CCI-Hub’s Jan Dusek gave a tour of the facility to discuss the technological showcase from each contributor. 

The second day focused on project updates and international trends, as CCI-Hub’s Jan Dusek shared the latest cold chain systems and technologies using natural refrigerants featured at the Chillventa 2022 last October. In the afternoon, the discussions focused on national policies that will have an impact on the cold chain industry, such as the minimum energy performance standards and the Kigali Phasedown schedule.

From the technical sessions, Mr. Saund highlighted that natural refrigerants are a viable and long-term solution. “These technologies will take over the industry, it’s only a matter of ‘when?’.  We could wait for 20 years or take advantage of the technology now”, he noted.

A lively discussion followed each presentation with participants inquiring about system processes, components, maintenance, and experiences on installation and operation of systems using CO2.

“It was great to see how the industry in the Philippines is starting to shift towards sustainable refrigeration solutions. From the two-day sessions, it appeared that the audience was hungry for knowledge. Although lots of further efforts are required to make people comfortable with adopting this amazing technology, I believe that the introduction to the Transcritical CO2 systems was well accepted”, said Mr. Kolinchuk.

“Training of the industry has been one of the key elements of the whole Cold Chain project. We are glad to welcome some of the world’s top experts on the subject of CO2 refrigeration at the CCI-Hub. This consistent effort has already led to the elevated interest in CO2 and deeper knowledge about the latest sustainable and efficient technologies and practices. We have an exciting program for January to continue this journey”, added Mr. Dusek.
A series of technical training sessions are already lined up in the coming month, with international experts from big names in the refrigeration industry. Registration details will be announced next week.

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