Philippine Experience Highlighted at the 10th ATMOsphere International Conference in Japan

February 6-8, Japan – representatives from the government and the industry participated in the 10th ATMOsphere International Conference to share their experiences, know more about cold chain technologies using natural refrigerants, and learn from the experiences of other countries in terms of its adoption and application.

Global Partnership for Improving the Food Cold Chain in the Philippines Project Lead Gilda Garibay, Energy Utilization Management Bureau (EUMB) Assistant Director Lana Rose Manaligod, Glacier Integrated Logistics Inc. Business Development Head Aaron John Medina and Camp Backpackers Palawan Owner Russel Terbio discussed the results and their experiences on implementing initiatives and projects promoting the use of natural refrigerants through the Cold Chain Innovation (CCI) Hub at the End User and Policy Panel – South East Asia (see the End User and Policy Panel – South East Asia presentations).  

National Institute for Technical Education and Skills Development (NITESD) Executive Director David B. Bugallon, Cold Front Technologies Asia President Emilio Gonzalez La’O and MagicAire Industries President Sofia Co discussed market trends and industry development efforts in the State of the Industry – South East Asia panel (see the State of the Industry – South East Asia presentations)

The ATMOsphere International Conference Asia Pacific is one of the global ATMO Conferences held in different continents worldwide. It serves as a reputable forum to discuss the business case for Natural Refrigerants and network with key industry players and thought leaders.

Participants were able to learn about policies and standards, natural refrigerant technology solutions for the cold chain and what to expect in terms of international policies and standards that would affect the industry. They also met and networked with key industry leaders from the region.

The Philippine delegates also visited the Daiichi Storehouse & Refrigeration facility in Saitama City with a CO2 cold storage installation presenting a strong case for its use in an industrial refrigeration setting. 

The activity is expected to strengthen the capacities of government agencies on policy development for natural refrigerants, crafting technical regulations, curriculum and energy efficiency guidelines for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC-R) industry, and increasing collaboration and synergy with the industry on market development, promotion and awareness raising efforts. This is part of the capacity building initiatives made possible through the Global Partnership for Improving the Food Cold Chain in the Philippines Project.