Case Study - APAC

A Case Study on Nepal Cold Rooms

Mango is one of the major tropical fruit crops grown in the terai region of Nepal with approximately 47,665 Hectares of land being utilized for mango cultivation. However, the loss due to post-harvest management (lack of proper cold storage facility) is estimated to be around 133 million Rupees per year.

In an attempt to cater to this need, we developed a mobile container-based, solar-powered cold station for 24/7 storage and preservation of mangoes. This movable cold room runs on solar energy, has an 8mm puff panel installed within the room for maintaining insulation, inverter technology by Emerson which makes it more efficient and saves power, along with the PCM technology that recharges itself using the sunlight within 6 hours and can then sustain the cooling for another 14-16 hours. The best part is that this eco-friendly cold room can be easily lifted, loaded on a trailer, and can be transported from one place to another, making it more convenient and cost-effective. This solution has an ROI of 1-2 years and can increase the shelf life of mangoes by 25-30 days, ultimately eliminating their wastage, hence improving the economy of Nepal.

Social Impact

Reduce Food Waste

GESS Cold rooms extend the shelf life of perishable food items, reducing post-harvest loss by 80%.

Increase Local Farmer Income

With more of their harvest to sell, smallholder farmers will be able to increase their annual income by 25%.

Reduce Malnutrition

More nutritious food will be available to rural and urban dwellers, especially children.

Self-Sustainable Business Model

Our business model will enable us to become self-sustainable within the first year of operation.