Thermogenn Cooler

William Kisaalita

**prototype**

Milk cooler for rural and peri-urban smallholder dairy farmers with no access to grid electricity, that can cool milk to 4-6 °C for 12 hours.

Product description

**prototype**

Milk cooler for rural and peri-urban smallholder dairy farmers with no access to grid electricity, that can cool milk to 4-6 °C for 12 hours.

Target region(s)
Uganda
Distributors/implementing organizations

[Smallholder Fortunes -Thermogenn] (http://www.smallholderfortunes.uga.edu/technology.html “http://www.smallholderfortunes.uga.edu/technology.html”)

Market suggested retail price

Currently in pilot distribution phase: Cost of 70 liter product will be around [$300] (http://nexus-scu.org/energymap/thermogenn/ “http://nexus-scu.org/energymap/thermogenn/”) USD. Other cost may be $800. Farmers can rent-to-own products.

Competitive landscape

Fine Lined Evaporative Cooler (by Dominic Wanjihia), Rapid Milk Chiller (from Promethean Power systems), kerosene fridges available locally.

SDG targeted

[Goal 2:](https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg2 “https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg2”) improve food security and nutrition. Reduce gastrointestinal issues due to bacteria growth in poorly preserved milk.

Target user(s)

[Small-scale rural and peri-urban dairy farmers] (http://www.r718.com/news/view/3448 “http://www.r718.com/news/view/3448”) in areas with intermittent or no electricity, predominantly in Africa and Asia. Thermogenn’s initial target market is Uganda, where there are an estimated 2.9M smallholder dairy farmers, who own an average of 4 cows each, producing an average of 60 liters of milk per day. About half of this milk is produced in the evening and needs cold storage until the next day when it can be transported and sold.

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