Live at Techonomy (3/4)! Therma: Manik Suri

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Manik Suri, Founder and CEO of Therma, on Smart Refrigeration:

“As we move into a world where we have more electrification and move off fossil fuels, we’re going to need a lot more utility infrastructure, so utilities are looking for ways to create extra capacity…

We’re starting to think of refrigeration as a battery; we’ve kept that battery at one hundred percent charge for the last hundred years - now we’re starting to explore temporarily discharging that battery, and creating a network of distributed batteries.”

Therma’s mission is to help protect our food, health, and planet. They build sustainability tools to improve refrigeration efficiency, which eliminates food waste and reduces emissions. Their technology is used by McDonald’s, Starbucks, Wyndham hotels and many others.

Their smart refrigeration monitoring protects food inventory and saves energy, and it’s overhauling the “refrigeration cold chain” by altering the way refrigerators operate around the world.

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