‘Chillermill’ World’s First Hybrid Renewable Energy Powered Freezer for Covid-19 Vaccine

‘Chillermill’ World’s First Hybrid Renewable Energy Powered Freezer for Covid-19 Vaccine

Hyderabad-based commercial cold chain appliances manufacturer Rockwell Industries Lmt. launched the world’s first-ever storage chiller and freezer that runs completely on the hybrid renewable energy source (wind and solar energy) on Thursday.

The all-new Off-grid vaccine chiller/ freezer ‘Chillermill’ is useful to store COVID-19 vaccine at the required temperatures, ranging from Rs. 40,000 to 1 Lakh. The entire system is certified by the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER) Hyderabad. Also, the company has rolled out its new Covid-19 vaccine freezer series.Chillermill Hybrid Freezer

Consolidated with a unique patent of wind & solar energy the ‘CHILLERMILL’ range powers up of itself. The freezer comes with two high capacity variants (FR170 & FR240) and brings down the operational and energy cost to zero. A new world chilling technology with up to 72 hours of enhanced autonomy. It runs on 100 percent hybrid renewable energy with unique patented wind & solar energy Brand “SOLARMILL”.

Speaking to ANI at the launch of the product, Prateek Gupta, Director of Rockwell Industries Ltd said, “The vaccine storage chiller and freezer called ‘Chillermill’ is the first of its kind as it runs on hybrid renewable energy, which takes its source from solar as well as wind. This chiller/freezer gets its required power from the renewable energy source.”

“The Chillermill fits the Covid-19 vaccine temperature requirements. This chiller/freezer can provide a temperature setting up to -20°C. This has been approved by the World Health Organisation. Some vaccines need temperatures to be between 2°C to 8°C while some other need temperatures to be at -20°C,” Prateek added.

Ashok Gupta, the Managing Director of Rockwell Industries Ltd said, “Now we have decided to enter the medicine segment. We have developed a Cold chain supply system for the vaccines to be delivered and stored at the right temperatures called ‘Chillermill’, which is both a freezer and a chiller.”

“The cost varies from Rs 40,000 to Rs 1 Lakh plus the energy source,” Gupta added.

Explaining their plans to circulate the freezer at a large level, Gupta said, “We are also planning to partner with the government to provide these freezers to the hospitals and health care units of rural areas, where there is a need for such machines. Under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds expenditure, these machines can be purchased and donated to the hospitals when needed,” he added.

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