IMPHORAA project Technical Meeting at TVS office

July 6, 2023 by

The IMPHORAA project partners technical meeting was held on 3-4 April, 2023 at Technovative Solutions Ltd. (TVS) premise at Manchester Science Park, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Nicolas Saincy and Nolwenn Le Saux from Nanoe; Georgios Liaptsis and Linghao Zhou from TWI; Sadik Omairey from Brunel Composite Centre/Brunel University; Dr Fahim Chowdhury, Dr M Azizur Rahman, Ashadul Hoque and Mahbub Hossain Khan from TVS were present as project partner representatives in the meeting.

The agenda of this technical meeting included technical development and technical testing and integration of the IMPHORAA cool box, phase-change materials (PCM), and water filtration with the existing Nanoe nano grid solar system; and updates on project progress and next steps from each partner.

TVS is leading the IMPHORAA project as the project coordinator and is also developing a PCM-based cool box solution, a cool box control system, and a control system app for the IMPHORAA system powered by photovoltaics. This PCM-based DC-powered cool box will solve the time and money spent by the fishermen from the off-grid communities in the remote islands of the Philippines and the villages in Madagascar. It will store food/medicine up to 8 hours at a desirable temperature during the non-charging hours. Cool box controller that will measure temperature and current used periodically and turn the compressor on or off based on the user’s selected temperature. It will also display process values and enable pairing with the cool box app via a touchscreen display. TVS work package in the project also includes analysing the environmental impact of the IMPHORAA system and proposing the business model for the IMPHORAA system in the Philippines and Madagascar.

The next project partners technical meeting will be held in summer in the Philippines where the PCM-based cool box designed by TVS engineers will be demonstrated.

About IMPHORAA project:

IMPHORAA project seeks to amplify the use of renewable nano-grids in the Philippines and Madagascar. This will support income growth and the development of sustainable communities in both countries, contributing significantly to 2030 UN Sustainable Agenda Goals. The project is supported by Energy Catalyst and UK aid and was awarded as a “subsidy” under the UK International Obligations for Subsidy Control and delivered under Grant 90935 from Innovate UK.

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