COLDINNOV, Expert in thermochemical and solar cooling
An innovative green-tech company, COLDINNOV is developing two key fields of renewable cold production:
- Our main focus is on developing a breakthrough innovation in thermochemical cooling. This patented technology allows us to turn waste heat into sustainable cooling by using a thermochemical solid / gas reaction and ammonia. Heat can come from various sources, including industry, agriculture or tertiary; transportation (by sea, trucks or rail); or even renewable sources (solar thermal …).
- On the other hand, COLDINNOV designs, manufactures and markets autonomous solar photovoltaic cooling units under the FREECOLD brand. Our range extends from the fridge to the milk tank and the cold room. It allows access to refrigeration even in areas that are not connected to the electricity grid.
Our solution: drawing cold from waste heat
The technology developed and patented by COLDINNOV is based on a thermochemical solid / gas adsorption reaction using ammonia (NH3). Unlike the CFC gases used today, ammonia is a natural refrigerant that has no effect on global warming or the ozone layer.
Therefore, this solution is an alternative to conventional refrigeration, provided mainly by compression systems and characterized by:
- Their energy consumption: they represent 15% of global electricity consumption
- Their refrigerant fluids: Fluoride-based, most are harmful to the ozone layer and amplify climate change
COLDINNOV solutions mitigate the impact of refrigeration on the environment by improving energy efficiency and recovering waste or renewable heat.
Without a compressor, or moving parts and silent, the COLDINNOV system drastically reduces the consumption of cooling systems in electricity or fuel.
COLDINNOV’s innovation also lies in the adaptability of the technology to several power scales as well as to different energy vectors as the main source of heat. This allows us to develop a wide range of applications in static cooling as well as in mobile refrigeration.
FREECOLD: our solutions for your access to off-grid cooling
FREECOLD by COLDINNOV is a well-known brand of autonomous solar refrigeration units. Made in France, our products are intended for the development of autonomous refrigeration infrastructures in regions with little to no connection to the electricity grid, or benefiting from strong sunshine.
In Africa particularly, between 20 to 40% of harvests are lost before being sold due to the lack of access to cooling facilities. Our solution allows you to make the most of this continent’s exceptional sunshine to boost the development of its agriculture.
We offer a whole range of solar cold rooms, milk tanks, air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers. They operate either only from direct solar photovoltaic energy, or by a mix of solar power, batteries and grid when it is available. This allows FREECOLD products to better adapt to local needs and constraints.
Most processes, industrial or otherwise, produce heat. What’s more, more than 90% of this thermal energy is not recovered, resulting in significant environmental and financial losses. At the same time, there is an ever increasing demand for cooling and refrigeration in all sectors of society. Based on these facts, the idea of COLDINNOV is to […]
Two 12 m3 FREECOLD by COLDINNOV solar-powered cold-rooms are going to be installed near the open air market of Moroni (Comoros). They will be mainly used to preserve fish from local fishing that are waiting to be sold in the market. A FREECOLD customer since 2013, our partner Mr. Hachim Saïd came to Toulouse to […]
Mr. Kongai, president of Solar Systems Solution, FREECOLD distributor in Bangui (Central African Republic), came to our premises to learn about FREECOLD technology. He was able to discover the operation of our solar-powered refrigerators and cold rooms. On the agenda of this one-day training: A presentation of our products and their technology Demonstration of the […]
It’s official, COLDINNOV will participate in the 2019 Forum des Éco-Entreprises, that will be held in Paris on April 4th! Organised by the French Ministry of the Economy, this forum is the annual meeting of the business and innovation community of the clean-tech sector. Come and see us at the « energy efficiency » window, where COLDINNOV […]
COLDINNOV has just joined the “pôle de compétitivité DERBI”! Its role is to unite private and public actors involved in the development of renewable energy sectors in the Occitanie region in France. This network is particularly active in the fields of solar, hydrogen, biogas, and energy efficiency that are the strong interests of COLDINNOV. As well […]