IGES and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) organised a training of trainers workshop on 15 October, 2018 in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India as part of the activities under the Japan-India Technology Matchmaking Platform (JITMAP), a business matchmaking platform for low-carbon technology transfer from Japan to India, whose operation is supported by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ). About 50 participants comprising energy auditors from TERI and energy managers and auditors from private companies in Bengaluru attended the training workshop to learn the best operating practices of compressed air systems. Mr. Tsukasa Saito, a compressed air system expert from Japan, gave an explanation covering the basics of the system to the efficient operation and management methods. There were many practical questions posed by the participants, such as how to identify air leakage, how to design the piping size and air velocity, what was an appropriate piping length and whether it was necessary to install inter-mediate pressure tanks or not. In response to them, Mr. Saito suggested possible options for improvement. In the post-training questionnaire, more than 90% of the participants answered that their knowledge of the compressed air system improved and they would use it for their energy auditing and energy management. Following the training, the expert together with IGES and TERI staff visited a textile company and a chemical company in Bengaluru to study how the compressed air systems were set up and used. After the survey, the expert provided some suggestions for improvement which were shared with the companies’ energy managers.
In parallel, another IGES-TERI team conducted a feasibility study on electric heat pumps at seafood companies. They held meetings with the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) and local exporters of seafood to discuss further business collaboration at Bhimavaram in Andhra Pradesh. Similarly, in Delhi, JITMAP activities were presented at a monthly meeting of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in India (JCCII) with the aim of attracting more business partners from Japan. A meeting with JICA India Office was also held to discuss future collaboration. In this way, IGES and TERI work with a wide range of organisations in various ways to promote low-carbon technology transfer in India through JITMAP.
TERI Southern Regional Centre, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage, Bangalore, India
IGES Kansai Research Centre
East Building 5th Floor, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, 1-5-2, Kaigan-dori, Waki-no-hama, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 651-0073 Japan