India’s Ambassador to Denmark Visits Danfoss to Discuss Energy Efficiency

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

“India has the scale; Denmark has the skills” This is what Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said about Denmark's green, strategic partnership with India. On Wednesday, the latest step in the partnership was taken, when H.E., India's ambassador to Denmark, Pooja Kapur, visited Danfoss’ headquarters campus in Southern Denmark.

H.E., India's Ambassador to Denmark, Pooja Kapur, visited Danfoss in Nordborg to learn more about Danfoss and energy efficient solutions ahead of the celebration of Danfoss’ 25th anniversary in India.

President & CEO Kim Fausing welcomed the ambassador who, during the day, was shown how Danfoss and the Sønderborg municipality have decarbonized through energy efficiency. Among other things, he learned about the cooperation between Danfoss and local citizens, universities, utility companies and the Sønderborg municipality, which will make the Sønderborg area CO2 neutral by 2029. The project is called ProjectZero.

“India has green ambitions, which Danfoss' solutions can help to fulfill. We can help increase machine productivity, reduce emissions, lower energy consumption, and enable electrification for the benefit of people and the climate. The opportunity to create a closer collaboration with India on energy efficiency, an Indian ProjectZero, or other beacon projects in India, is better than ever,” said Kim Fausing.

During the visit, India's ambassador emphasized Denmark’s green, strategic partnership with India, which will help the Indian government to fulfill the country's ambitions for the green transition.

“The India-Denmark Green Strategic Partnership focusses in large measure on matching the skills of Denmark with the scale of India. Danish companies such as Danfoss have technologies of relevance to India and are also experienced in doing business with India. I am excited by the solutions that I saw here in Sønderborg today, the global capital of energy efficiency,” said H.E., Ambassador Pooja Kapur.

Sønderborg’s ProjectZero has used energy efficiency solutions to ensure an integrated energy system which saves energy in a cost-effective manner everywhere and reuses energy already produced. This means, for example, that houses are heated by excess heat produced by local companies, electric cars are charged at night when there is less pressure on energy consumption, and data is utilized to ensure that energy is used in the best possible way.

The latest monitoring report showed that the Sønderborg area's energy-related CO2 emissions have been reduced by 55.4% since 2007. This corresponds to over 388,000 tonnes of CO2.

It was the director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Dr. Fatih Birol, who called Sønderborg the "Global Capital of Energy Efficiency" after witnessing its significant decarbonization efforts.


Danfoss in India

India is one of the fastest growing markets for Danfoss, and this year Danfoss is celebrating its 25th anniversary in India. The market focus in the country is to deliver solutions that contribute to the green transition, which the country is increasingly focusing on. Danfoss sells solutions for a wide range of areas that contribute to this transition. Everything from construction, the water sector and to the large Indian food production industry. Amongst other things, Danfoss is supporting cold chains development in India, which ensures that the country's large agricultural output travels safely all the way from the farmers' fields to the consumers. Food waste is a major problem throughout the world, but with the right cold chain infrastructure and technology you can significantly reduce food waste, reduce CO2 emissions and, at the same time, ensure increased income for the Indian farmers.


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