Elec­tric heater se­lected top smog-free so­lu­tion

The UB Post - - Domestic - By B.DULGUUN

The in­no­va­tion com­pe­ti­tion Let’s Fight Air Pol­lu­tion To­gether! an­nounced its top 16 elec­tric heaters af­ter test tri­als.

Out of 50 en­trees, the elec­tric heater pro­duced by Antver­pen came in first place, fol­lowed by Al­skhan’s. En­gi­neer Z.Ari­un­bold en­tered the com­pe­ti­tion on his own and came in third and spe­cial prizes went to Mon Ashid, Tsakhil­gaan Khaldag Khul­daas, Ul­tra­sonic and Khovd Tul teams.

The Antver­pen team cre­ated two elec­tric heaters named Myag­mar­jar­gal and Mega Hit for the chal­lenge aimed to reduce CO2 emis­sions com­ing from ger dis­tricts by dis­cov­er­ing the best heat­ing, en­ergy gen­er­a­tion and sup­ply so­lu­tion.

A mem­ber said, “Over the past four years, we have been do­ing re­search and de­vel­op­ing (our heaters). We spent about 250 mil­lion MNT to cre­ate and im­prove this tech­nol­ogy with low elec­tric con­sump­tion. We will use the cash prize to im­prove our tech­nol­ogy.”

The ul­ti­mate win­ner will re­ceive a cash prize of 100 mil­lion MNT.

“My so­lu­tion is specif­i­cally for Mon­go­lian gers. It’s called Mon­gol Golomt Eco. Its ad­van­tages are its ca­pac­ity to dis­trib­ute heat evenly through­out the ger, fea­tures air con­di­tion­ing, recharges it­self, and can run with­out elec­tric­ity for eight hours af­ter ac­cu­mu­lat­ing elec­tric­ity. I hope to give con­sumers a good-qual­ity prod­uct that’s not harm­ful to the en­vi­ron­ment for an af­ford­able price. I also want to pro­mote na­tional pro­duc­tion,” Z.Ari­un­bold noted.

Let’s Fight Air Pol­lu­tion To­gether! was ini­ti­ated by Arig Bank to pro­mote eco-friendly so­lu­tions, mit­i­gate smog in Ulaan­baatar, and make real con­tri­bu­tion to build­ing a sus­tain­able fu­ture for Mongolia. Arig Bank part­nered with GGGI, the Min­istry of En­vi­ron­ment and Tourism, Min­istry of En­ergy, Min­istry of Health, En­ergy Reg­u­la­tory Com­mis­sion, Ulaan­baatar Mayor’s Of­fice, and the UNDP on the ini­tia­tive.

Tech­nolo­gies that gen­er­ate heat­ing and en­ergy for ger area house­holds with the least neg­a­tive foot­print on the en­vi­ron­ment and house­holds' safety and in­come will be de­ter­mined as the best so­lu­tion. The com­pe­ti­tion was launched on Jan­uary 13 and will run through September 2021.

The third phase will fo­cus on ap­pli­ca­tion in prac­tice and mon­i­tor­ing to prove the func­tion­al­ity, per­for­mance, safety and fi­nan­cial fea­si­bil­ity for launch­ing the tech­nolo­gies into the market.

Di­rec­tor of Arig Bank D.Tu­murkhuu said, “We will strive to ad­vance tech­nolo­gies and reduce costs. For starters, we will con­duct a sur­vey by plac­ing (elec­tric heaters) in 500 to 1,000 house­holds.”

Or­ga­niz­ers noted that they have been putting ef­fort to en­cour­age peo­ple not to use plas­tic/pa­per cups and dis­pos­able plas­tic spoons through their No Plas­tic Chal­lenge.

Top con­tes­tants of Let's Fight Air Pol­lu­tion To­gether's sec­ond phase

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