In first COVID-19 vaccine storage freezer, powered by renewable hybrid energy, launched in Hyderabad, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld
Rockwell Industries Ltd, a commercial manufacturer of cold chain devices, on Thursday launched its new product called “Chillermill” here. The product is both a freezer and a cooler useful for storing the COVID-19 vaccine at the required temperatures.
Addressing the product launch, Prateek Gupta, Director of Rockwell Industries Ltd, said: “The vaccine storage cooler and freezer called ‘Chillermill’ is the first of its kind because it runs on hybrid renewable energy, which draws its source of solar energy. as well as the wind. This cooler / freezer gets its required power from the renewable energy source.
Prateek Gupta added, “The ‘Chillermill’ meets the temperature requirements of the Covid-19 vaccine. This cooler / freezer can provide temperature control down to -20 ° C. This has been approved by the World Health Organization. Some vaccines need temperatures between 2 ° C and 8 ° C, while others require temperatures of -20 ° C. “
Ashok Gupta, Managing Director of Rockwell Industries Ltd, said: “To date, Rockwell has been able to offer its services in various segments such as beverages, dairy products and mainly ice cream. But now we have decided to enter the drug segment. We have developed a cold chain supply system for vaccines to be delivered and stored at the correct temperature called “Chillermill” which is both a freezer and a cooler. “
He said the main difference between other freezers and the “Chillermill” is that the latter runs on hybrid renewable energy, which means it can run on both wind and solar power. “The cost ranges from Rs 40,000 to Rs 1 Lakh plus the power source,” Ashok Gupta said.
“We also plan to partner with the government to provide these freezers to hospitals and health care units in rural areas, where such machines are needed. Although these machines are a little expensive, the government has developed a program. the Corporate social responsibility (CSR) finances the expenses, these machines can be bought and given to hospitals when needed, ”he added. (ANI)