Danfoss ICE Awards 2014 recognises best practices in cold chain

Banas Dairy from Gujaratwas bestowed with the Best Food processing Facility Award for using most updated energy efficient cooling technology

Danfoss India, the Indian subsidiary of leading Climate and Energy Danfoss India_Logosolutions provider Danfoss Global, today presented the prestigious 2014 Indian Cold chain Excellence (ICE) in the City,recognising cold chain players inDairy and Food Processing sectorwho follow best practices of energy efficiency in their facilities. BanasDairy from Ahmedabad received the Best Food processing Facility Awardforusing the most updated technology in Bulk Milk Coolers and Condensing Units such asmulti-refrigerant scroll compressors which help in achieving high energy efficiency levelsfor milk refrigeration, processing and storage.

“Recognition of profitable yet energy efficient facilities like Banas Dairy is required to encourage stakeholders in this sector to shift to better technologies that enable optimum use of energy. With Gujarat taking the lead in dairy output in the country, better benefits can be reaped by milk cooperatives and processing centres through technology upgradation ” said Rajesh Premchandran, Vice President, Refrigeration and A/C Division, Danfoss Industries Pvt Ltd, India..

With an annual dairy output worth over Rs 12,500 crore, Gujarat has acquired highest share of about 21 per cent in terms of total dairy output worth over Rs 60,000 crore across top 20 states in India, according to an ASSOCHAM study on dairy sector.

Having studied dairy storage and processing requirements, Danfoss has developed customized products for the Indian environment which can improve profitability. One of the largely adopted Danfoss applications is the Optyma Slim Pack which is the new condensing unit designed to fit into a light and compact housing, has already found great acceptance in the milk capital of India, Gujarat with many milk societies installing these applications in their plants to lower their total life cycle costs.

The awards are an encouraging step towards giving national recognitionto stakeholders who have realized the need to conserveenergy through energy efficient practices and have updated their plants with the best technology such as SNG valves which provide reliable operation in dairy refrigeration plants. In addition to educating stakeholders we have also introduced buy-back schemes for condensing units to enable faster up gradation for dairy plants”, added Mr Premchandran.

A leader in industrial refrigeration, Danfoss offers solutions that can help combat both global warming and meet the energy efficiency requirements of the dairy industry. Prompting the shift to natural refrigerants by introducing technologies that are refrigerant agnostic and entailing savings in life-cycle costs, Danfoss is focused on enabling knowledge transfer that can accelerate the corrective choices the refrigeration industry in India needs to make.

Awards in other categories include Best Maintained Cold Storage Award for Harshna Ice and Cold Storage, Progressive Manufacturer AwardforSuraksha Transport Systems, Progressive Service Provider Award for Brattle Foods, , Progressive Development Award for Knids Green Pvt ltd(IIM Sabjiwala), Progressive Association Award for West Bengal Cold Storage Association, Progressive Farmer’s Awardfor SahyadriFarms and Dynamic Leadership Award for Mr ShrinivasaRamanujam from AdaniAgrifresh.

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