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 HFC and HCFC 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.
“Agricultural productivity: half a century in the mirror And tomorrow?”. Article originally published in French as “Productivité agricole : un demi-siècle dans le rétroviseur. Et demain ?” on the blog FARM (Foundation for Agriculture and Rurality in the World) on 10/15/2019. Agricultural Productivity: Half a century in the mirror. And tomorrow ? By Jean-Christophe Debar, […]
Many of you came to meet us at the SIALY showroom, which took place from 1st to 7th July 2019 in Yaoundé (Cameroon). At our joint stand with SOCOTEC IES, FREECOLD distributor in Cameroon, you were able to discover our different solar refrigeration products, cold rooms and FrigoMobile in particular. Among the visitors were also several personalities, […]
FREECOLD products at SIALY COLDINNOV will present its FREECOLD solar refrigeration products at the International Exhibition of Agriculture and Agri-Food of Yaoundé (SIALY)! Come meet Lionel Bataille, from COLDINNOV and Toto Boukar, from our distributor in Cameroon, SOCACEC IES. You will be able to discover our FREECOLD range, particularly the FrigoMobile for refrigerated street vending […]
COLDINNOV at the HyDeO seminar on hydrogen COLDINNOV participates in the hydrogen seminar organized by HyDeO and hosted by the Narbonne Chamber of Commerce and Industry, on June 20th. Many stakeholders of the hydrogen sector in the Occitanie region will also be represented. The purpose of this meeting is to create synergies between the different […]
FREECOLD by COLDINNOV solar refrigeration products are now available at Africa Eco-Resp! Located in Brazzaville (Republic of Congo), this new distributor is specialized in renewable energies and e-waste recycling. FREECOLD thus expands its offer in Congo and the DRC, allowing ever easier access to solar and autonomous refrigeration. Africa Eco-Resp, a company with multiple eco-friendly […]