Danish multinational engineering group, Danfoss, has unveiled Asia Pacific’s first Sustainability Technology Center (STC) in Singapore on Monday at the Nordic European Center, International Business Park.

Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board, the STC is set to become a prime gateway for introducing global decarbonization solutions to bolster the region’s sustainability efforts through technological development and strategic partnerships, Danfoss said in a statement on Monday.

As a hub for competence development, the center will also help to localize tried and tested solutions Danfoss has to offer to the Asia Pacific region, empowering local partners with the knowledge and skills for effective implementation of sustainable technologies.

According to the statement, the STC will showcase live demonstrations of Danfoss’ global decarbonization solutions, where visitors get to witness groundbreaking technologies that underpin some of Singapore’s key sustainability projects.

This includes the Electric Dream Ferry and Keppel Bay Tower, Singapore’s first BCA Green Mark Platinum Zero Energy commercial building.

Apart from showcasing Danfoss’ novel marine electrification solutions, the STC will double up as a training, pre-testing and commissioning ground for future adopters.

“The STC will be a gateway for collaboration, partnerships, innovation, development, and elevating skills in sustainability solutions through training and application development,” said Kim Fausing, President and Chief Executive Officer, Danfoss.

According to him, this center will serve as a platform for showcasing live decarbonization solutions to its customers and partners.

“Singapore’s sustainability initiatives and infrastructure make it a prime location to drive decarbonization efforts across the region and beyond,” he added.

Situated at the central location of Asia Pacific, Singapore is easily accessible for various customers in the region, making this STC geographically strategic to support the different sustainability goals across the Asia Pacific countries.

In addition, this STC is an expansion from the previous Green Building Training Center, that was launched in 2020, and the Marine Electrification Application Development Center (ADC) which was previously housed in the Danfoss Singapore Office.

With a bigger space, the firm is now capable of showcasing more energy-efficient innovations for various megatrends.

With a specialization in buildings, food and beverage, land and marine electrification, and industrial green technologies, the STC will showcase technologies to decarbonize cities and improve energy efficiency across various sectors.

These solutions aim to play a pivotal role in Singapore’s roadmap to reach its sustainability commitments made at COP28, as well as its Green Plan 2030 goals.

Its proprietary district cooling method alone saves up to 50 percent of energy compared to conventional cooling systems.

Danfoss’ past projects in Singapore, such as the retrofitted Keppel Bay Tower that validates over 45 per cent energy savings, and its first plug-in parallel hybrid-electric fast launch vessel powered by Danfoss Editron – which saves between 10 to 20 percent in emissions compared to traditional vessels, will also be spotlighted at the STC.

Danfoss’ advanced heat exchangers, sensors, direct current (DC) charging panel technologies that serve as the foundation of Shell’s electric dream ferry design, Singapore’s first fully electric ferry service, will also be displayed live.

In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Singapore’s 30-by-30 goals, Danfoss looks to safeguard food security and lower energy consumption across food and beverage partners across the region with the introduction of its vertical farming and carbon dioxide cold room technologies.

Leveraging thermo-physical properties of carbon dioxide and expansion energy ejectors, these technologies help refrigerants scale at greater temperatures, while increasing overall system efficiency.

The STC will also foster the collaborative development of innovative sustainable solutions for traditional industries such as mining, palm oil, and construction.

Specialized training to harness application of technologies will form the bedrock of the STC, as it works together with local partners and industries that are moving towards an environmentally conscious future.

Danfoss is also taking active steps to support Singapore Polytechnic (SP) in its efforts to make the entire educational campus carbon dioxide neutral by 2030, as Singapore gears towards having at least one in five educational institutions reach carbon neutrality by 2030.

The blueprint for SP comes from the ProjectZero model based on the town of Sønderborg, Denmark which is on track to be carbon dioxide neutral in its energy system by 2029.

Danfoss is joining ProjectZero in assisting the polytechnic with knowledge, concepts, implementation models, and cost-effective solutions for decarbonizing the campus.

Being Singapore’s first and oldest polytechnic in 2023 to achieve carbon neutrality campus wide, more than 12,800 SP students have set out to contribute to the goal.

Housed in the STC, the ProjectZero model was also recognized by the World Economic Forum and UN Habitat as a “replicable, adaptable and scalable” decarbonization model for cities worldwide, effectively reducing the costs of the green transition by up to 50 percent.

Danfoss is a firm engineers solutions that increase machine productivity, reduce emissions, lower energy consumption, and enable electrification.

The firm’s solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, power conversion, motor control, industrial machinery, automotive, marine, and off- and on-highway equipment.

It also provides solutions for renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, as well as district-energy infrastructure for cities.

Danfoss is family- and foundation-owned, employing more than 42,000 people, serving customers in more than 100 countries through a global footprint of 95 factories.

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