Our product can plug into any refrigeration device and convert it into a thermal energy storage system such that it can operate during power outages without the need of dirty diesel generators or expensive electric batteries. When power is available, its smart controller runs your refrigeration system and stores cold produced by your refrigeration system in a low cost and energy dense phase change media such as ice. This stored thermal energy is automatically deployed during a power outage scenario, without any interruption or user action. It doesnt jeopardize any functionality of your refrigeration system, including that of your remote controller. The cold air is delivered in the same manner it was being delivered earlier, and no retraining of your staff is needed. Thanks to this patent pending technology, you can eliminate diesel generators and realize significant operational savings.
Most of the developing world in general and India in particular, witnesses 20-30% food wastage due to unreliable electric grid and higher operational cost of cold storage units during power outages. This essentially leads to small farmers not using any cold storage for their produce. Indian government is promoting solar integrated cold storage units but absence of cost effective energy storage limit its viability. We have developed a modular cold storage system that can provide round the clock cooling even in locations that average only six hours of power. Our cold storage system can also provide faster ramp down time and are the most affordable way to provide backup power.
Refrigeration is essential to maintain the quality of the milk and prevent bacterial growth. Due to unreliable power at the village level where most of the milk is produced, dairies have to rely upon dirty and expensive diesel generators to operate the refrigeration equipment. Inficold’s thermal energy storage integrated milk cooling units can provide cooling during the power outages and can also provide significantly faster cooling than traditional bulk milk coolers. This unique product can also be retrofitted with an existing bulk milk cooler.
During the peak summer, as the temperature rises, so does the load on the grid, resulting in power outages right when you need that AC the most! Inficold’s product integrated with a 1-10 T AC can be charged during the time when power is available and provide pristine cooling and humidity control during the power outage. In addition to uninterrupted cooling, this system can also provide cooling boost to quickly bring down the temperature of a room.
Inficold is led by a seasoned team of energy and technology industry executives and entrepreneurs. Their expertise combines cooling technologies and energy technologies. The core team possesses decades of experience in developing advanced technologies and has enabled products around the globe.
Co-founder and CEO
Himanshu was earlier a co-founder and VP of Business Development at Sheetak Inc., a thermoelectric systems startup. He was a VP at Ventiva Inc., a venture supported Silicon Valley startup and VP of Product Development at k-Technology Corporation. Earlier at Intel Inc, he managed a team of over 25 engineers responsible for development and commercialization of cooling technologies for laptop computers. His and his team's work forms the basis of cooling technology that is currently in use in hundreds of millions of notebook computers. He has over 65+ issued/pending patents and has 15+ refereed publications. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, B.Tech. from IIT Bombay and an MBA from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Co-founder and COO
Nitin has worked in various engineering leadership positions at solar, thermoelectric devices and electronic cooling fields during his past employment at Sheetak Inc., SunBorne Energy & Intel Inc. respectively. Earlier, he was heading 1MW solar tower demonstration project funded by Government of India. He has authored over 13 research publications and holds 5+ patents. He was the recipient of a Graduate Student Award (2004) by the ASME for outstanding doctoral research work in the field of solar energy. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2005 and B.Tech. from IIT Bombay.
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