Industrial Innovations

Thermal Energy Storage for Uninterrupted Cooling of Milk and Other Perishables

The innovation is related to thermal energy storage to eliminate diesel generator for backing up mission critical cooling applications such as milk/perishables. Also enable solar based round the clock cooling.

Area: Energy Sciences

Innovator: Dr. Nitin Goel, Founder & COO, Inficold India Private Limited,

Funding agency: Ministry of Micro, Small Medium Enterprises (MSME), Govt of India

Benefits: Inficold’s thermal storage is the lowest cost option for enabling end to end cold chain in India. Its plug-n-play storage system can attach to any existing or new refrigeration system and convert it into uninterrupted cooling system. The key innovation is two-phase cooling system that enables not only the use of a lowcost phase change materials but also fast cooling. Inficold system is the only thermal energy system to achieve ISO5708 cooling standard, required for milk cooling by dairies.

Implementing institute: Inficold India Private Limited, Noida

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