Cooling Cold Chain Logistics

If we can make sustainability, and carbon reduction technology business models a viable commercial proposition for people and businesses in the short term, then it will pay huge dividends for the planet in the long term, because that better technology will actually be adopted. 

So, I am happy to see the superstructure for the cold storage rooms going up on the TAK Logistics site in Abuja, as part of the TechEmerge cold chain logistics project in Nigeria, supported by a grant from the International Finance Corporation and further supported by Kobo360. The cold rooms are to be built next by Lange & Grant and our waste-heat driven chillers will be arriving soon from the UK. They will be running off the exhaust of the existing generators which are providing power to the current activities on site.  

Food waste for staples such as tomatoes runs at levels approaching 65% in Nigeria, because it is too expensive to run conventional electrical cooling systems which require fuel to be used to generate that electricity, so there is no cold chain. ChillTech’s patented and unique products use no fuel, but run off the heat of the exhaust of existing generating capacity and so are carbon free and free of fuel costs. We also use a natural refrigerant which has zero Global Warming Potential, unlike most commonly used refrigerants.

This important project will help to lower food loss considerably. This will in turn lead to major savings in Greenhouse Gas emissions and the creation of an otherwise unattainable cold chain logistics business, to the great economic and social benefit of the whole food chain, from farmers to consumers.

And we will shortly be shipping out our technology for refrigerated truck cooling, so we can help to create the conditions for a proper hub-and-spoke model of long distance cold transport and cold storage hubs.

Services

Refrigeration (storage)

With capacities of between 18 kW and 300 kW, and temperature ranges of 3C to 18C, we deliver cold storage solutions with zero fuel cost and zero CO2. Our chillers can be run off waste heat from any generator, including hydrogen, and also off direct fired heat, or biomass. We are actively working on solar solutions as well, such that our technology can be deployed in almost any situation.

Refrigeration (transport)

With cooling capacities from 4 kW to 7 kW, designed for refrigeration of trailers up to 40/50’, and temperature ranges from 3-18C, our thermal compressor TRUs run off the engine exhaust gases, providing 100% cost- and CO2-free refrigeration. Back-up power from gas and solar is also provided, making the unit entirely self-contained.

Air Conditioning

ChillTech offers highly efficient, reliable cooling and heating units designed to fit easily into any existing air conditioning system. Both our stand-alone and externally powered models deliver a significant reduction in cooling emissions and energy costs at far higher ambient temperatures than other solutions.