Nidec Global Appliance, a global manufacturer of components for home and commercial appliances industries, recognized World Environment Day, June 5, by citing its commitment to energy efficient equipment using hydrocarbons such as propane (R290) and isobutane (R600a).
A division of Japanese manufacturer Nidec, Nidec Global Appliance was formed last November, following the completion of its acquisition of Brazilian compressor maker Embraco in July 2019.
“Energy efficiency has been our motivation and obsession” since Embraco was founded in 1971, said Cláudio de Pellegrini, Nidec’s Advanced Engineering Director, in a press statement.
Another factor mitigating environmental impact, noted de Pellegrini, is manufacturing smaller products, which use less raw material and reduces costs in production, assembly and logistics.
He cited as an example Embraco’s EM compressor model, which uses hydrocarbons in domestic applications. Compared to the original model, this compressor is now 40% lighter and requires approximately 75% less energy.
Given Nidec’s annual production capacity (37 million compressors for household and commercial refrigeration, the company’s improvement in energy efficiency offers a substantial reduction in environmental impact, said de Pellegrini.
He said Nidec also works to maintain high-efficiency products by “aiming to comply with the world’s most demanding legislations in terms of energy efficiency.”
Speaking more broadly about global warming, de Pellegrini noted that the effects of anthropogenic climate change “must be mitigated to maintain biodiversity, and maximizing energy efficiency is a key component to this.”
He also mentioned the seventh United Nation Sustainable Development Goal, affordable and clean energy, as a motivation for the company’s actions now and in future.