Greentech Update in a nutshell: A German-Indonesian partnership has developed a solar-powered ice maker for small-scale fishermen in Indonesia. The high-tech solution is called “Solar Ice Maker” and was developed as a rural development project to prevent food waste and enable small fishermen in disadvantaged regions to sell their products nationwide through smooth cold chains.
Ziehl-Abegg, a company based in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, is supporting the initiative by providing highly efficient fans for the machine, which produces enough cooling energy to freeze the water with little solar energy input.
The fans’ bionic blades enable ice production with little energy input. Production of the machines was established in Indonesia with support from Indonesian, German and other European companies.#