OZONE2CLIMATE INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLE
Energy Efficient and Climate-Friendly HVAC&R Technology in India
22February 2018,10:30 hrs – 13:30 hrs
Meeting Venue: Cassia Hall, Bangalore International Exhibition Centre
Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) are ozone depleting substances commonly used inheating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems. HCFCs are also used as foam blowing agents for insulation of buildings and also in firefighting equipment. Increase in the built environment and infrastructure development activities across all major sectors in India is leading to high demand of refrigerants in the RAC sector.
India is currently undertaking the phase-out of HCFCs through the implementation of its National HCFC Phase-out management plan (HPMP). The Stage-I of HPMP has been already implemented in the country and has successfully met all the ODS phase-out targets. Stage-I HPMP focused on phasing out HCFCs in the foam manufacturing sector, systems house and RAC servicing sector. The Stage-II of India’s HCFC Phase-out Management Plan is the next step in India’s commitment to fully phase out the harmful Ozone depleting substances by 2025.
As the HCFC phase-out of India is underway, the use of alternatives of HCFCs is increasing at a rapid rate. However, the majority of these alternatives are hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are greenhouse gases with high global warming potential. In recognition of the climate impacts of HFCs, the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol was reached by the global community to phase down HFCs and replace them with zero ODP and low GWP refrigerants.According to the schedule of the Kigali Amendment, developing countries like India would begin the phase out of HFCs in 2028. The Kigali Amendment is also considered as another milestone achievement of the international community to address climate change.
In the past 5-7 years, there have been significant developments in the availability of zero ODP and low GWP technologies in various sectors. Awareness, information outreach and technology know-how are critical to increasing demand and removing market barriers to these low GWP technologies in India.
In the effort to promote zero ODP and lower GWP alternatives, UN Environment OzonActionhas successfully developed its global flagship event– Ozone2Climate (O2C) Industry Roundtable & Technology Roadshow- to create a platform to exchange information between the industry and policy makers, and also display the latest zero ODP and low GWP technologies. The UN Environment OzonAction has previously organized its O2C events in Pakistan, Maldives, China, Republic of Korea, India and Philippines in the Asia region in the last decade. To continue this flagship event that promotes pioneers of ozone and climate friendly technologies in the R&AC & Foam sector, the UN Environment and the Ozone Cell.are collaborating to organize an Ozone2Climate Industry Roundtable along the margins of the ACREX 2018.
The main objective of the roundtable is to engage stakeholders including industries in a discussion on zero-ODP, low-GWP and energy efficient alternatives in HVAC&R sector while considering the whole life cycle assessment of the climate impact of the final product.
10:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 10:40
Welcome Remarks by UN Environment Representative
10:40 – 10:55
Keynote Address by Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change
10:55 – 11:05
Vote of thanks by ISHRAE representative
Overview of global perspectives on the ODS Phase-out and the Kigali Amendment
UN Environment Representative
Green Buildings: Challenges and Opportunities for Energy Efficiency and Reduction of Cooling Demand
Ashish Rakheja, Indian Society for Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE)
Energy efficient non-refrigerant based cooling with evaporative technology
Ramendra Sahai, Symphony Limited
Innovations in Energy Efficient HVAC&R Technologies
Prof (Dr) Milind Rane, IIT Bombay
Use of natural refrigerants in India: Challenges and Opportunities for the Cold Chain Sector
Anil Gulanikar, Association of Ammonia Refrigeration
Update on low-GWP refrigerant options for the HVAC&R sector
Prof RS Agarwal
Upskilling and certification of refrigeration and air-conditioning service technicians
Smita Vichare, GIZ-India
Industry Challenges In Phase Down of HFC and Adopting Alternate Refrigerants
R K Mehta, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Manufacturers Association (RAMA)
Technologies to enable safe and sustainable storage, handling, usage of refrigerants
Kapil Singhal, BP Refcool
Transcritical CO2 in the cold chain sector
Prof M P Maiya, IIT Madras
Cold chain sector: Industry Experience
Venkateswaran Maniam B, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Manufacturers Association (RAMA)
Energy Efficiency in the HVAC&R sector
J M Bhambure, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Manufacturers Association (RAMA)