2023 INDEE+ Events

2023 INDEE+ Events




23rd India International Seafood Show (2023), Kolkata, India 

India International Seafood Show (IISS) is one of the largest Seafood Fairs in Asia. The event showcases cutting-edge technological progress in the regional seafood industry and presents a wide range of opportunities for Indian marine product exporters and importers. The 23rd IISS edition was held from 15th – 17th February 2023 at Biswa Bangla Mela Prangan, Kolkata (West Bengal) in India. INDEE+ marked their contribution to the event by delivering a technical lecture on the topic ‘Next generation refrigeration in seafood cold chain.’ Prof. M S Dasgupta (from BITS-Pilani) delivered the speech, presenting an overview of the state-of-the-art technologies in natural refrigerants and the associated technologies. The status of the seafood demonstration sites and educational training units being engineered under the supervision of NTNU and SINTEF Ocean, Norway, was discussed with various experts from the refrigeration and cold chain sectors. INDEE+ team had a dedicated booth in the exhibition hall. The project team from BITS Pilani and CIFT Kochi presented the project activities to the different seafood industry experts.

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ACREX India 2023, Mumbai

The INDEE+ team participated in the ACREX India 2023 conference and exhibition, where professionals from the HVAC industry gathered to foster and discuss advancement and sustainability in HVAC. ACREX India 2023 was held from March 14–16 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai. INDEE+ marked their contribution to the event by organising a seminar on 'Clean Cooling Opportunities for India: the INDEE+ Project Contribution.' Prof. Armin Hafner outlined the benefits of using natural refrigerants with a presentation on the "Impact of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Restrictions by European Chemical Agencies (ECHA)." Other team members discussed continuing efforts to demonstrate CO2 refrigerant-based systems in the seafood, hotel, and hospital industries to illustrate the impact of using natural refrigerants in the Indian scenario. The audience learned about current refrigerant management policies and the need for clean cooling systems from a panel discussion on "refrigerant management in India." 

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SPARC 2023, IISc Bangaluru

A workshop on 'Natural Refrigerants: Applications and Policies' was hosted by IISc Bengaluru, jointly with IIT Madras and NTNU Norway, on Friday, March 10, 2023, at the Faculty Hall of IISc Bengaluru under the aegis of the SPARC project entitled "Performance enhancement of CO2 refrigeration system with thermal energy storage (TES) for the Indian dairy industry (DAIRY-TES)". SADHANA, Danfoss-India, and Alfa Laval supported the event. The primary intent of the workshop was to disseminate knowledge and create awareness about the benefits of natural refrigerant-based systems. To comprehend the issues faced by the Indian HVAC sector, a panel discussion on 'Opportunities/Challenges in adopting Natural Refrigerants in Indian Perspective' was organised, and monitored by Prof. Pramod Kumar of IISc. The discussion included representatives from academia, government agencies, manufacturers, component suppliers, system developers, and end users. The workshop was a successful platform for discussions, knowledge, and ideas exchange on natural refrigeration systems.

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