Block Heater Technology Business Fair

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Block Heater Technology Business Fair

03 September 2020

via ZOOM Conference

During the cold winter days most citizens often idle their car engines for long periods to warm the engine and interior. This unnecessarily wastes fuel, costs money, causes excess engine wear and tear, and produces greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and harmful air pollutants.

The proposed Block Heating Technology (BHT) for pre-heating the engine during the winter time can decrease both GHG emissions and ground level air pollutants. While avoiding engine idling, it saves fuel, reduces air pollution and GHG emissions, and extends the life of the vehicle. Nur-Sultan’s 350,000 registered vehicles can potentially reduce 430,00 tons of carbon emissions per year and save over 220 million liters of fuel.

Both public and private investments can be combined to introduce this technology within the city and spread the benefits to other cold cities in the region. Country-wide deployment of the BHT allows new technology transfer, creation of new jobs including project financing, local manufacturing, and further deployment of the same electrical piles for electric car charging.

The Block Heater Technology Business Fair is part of the block heater technology pilot demonstration under ADB’s Regional Technical Assistance (RETA 9308): Promoting Low-Carbon Development in Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program Cities. The pilot project facilitated the installation of engine block heaters and electric heater comfort kits in several vehicles from Astana Taxi, Toyota City, the Kazakhstan National Railway, and the Akimat of Nur-Sultan. Electrical charging piles were also installed in public and government parking zones.

The business fair will link international suppliers with national/local governments and local enterprises for possible partnerships.  Experience in installing the engine block heaters and electrical chargers through the pilot project will also be shared. Potential investment and cooperation support programs will also be presented.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
03 Sep 2020 Session I (Introduction) Welcome and Opening Remarks Aidyn Begimbekov (Deputy Head, Environmental Protection and Nature Use Unit, Nur-Sultan Akimat)
03 Sep 2020 Giovanni Capannelli (Country Director, Kazakhstan Resident Mission, ADB)
03 Sep 2020 Soili Mäkeläinen-Buhanist (Ambassador-Designate of Finland to Kazakhstan)
03 Sep 2020 Session II Overview on Promoting Low-Carbon Development in Nur-Sultan and Kazakhstan Implementation of ADB Low Carbon Cities Technical Assistance in Kazakhstan and Other Cities: Tasks, Goals and Objectives Moderator: Kenzhekhan Abuov (Project Officer, Kazakhstan Resident Mission, Central West Regional Department, ADB)
03 Sep 2020 Implementation of ADB Low Carbon Cities Technical Assistance in Kazakhstan and Other Cities: Tasks, Goals and Objectives Implementation of ADB Low Carbon Cities Technical Assistance in Kazakhstan and Other Cities: Tasks, Goals and Objectives (English Translation)
ADB's Na Won Kim gavean overview of low-carbon development in Central Asian and ADB's project on supporting city governments in mainstreaming...
Na Won Kim
03 Sep 2020 Implementation of ADB Low Carbon Cities Technical Assistance in Kazakhstan and Other Cities: Tasks, Goals and Objectives (Russian Translation)
ADB's Na Won Kim gavean overview of low-carbon development in Central Asian and ADB's project on supporting city governments in mainstreaming...
Na Won Kim
03 Sep 2020 GHG Inventory and the Paris Agreement, NDC Targets GHG Inventory and the Paris Agreement, NDC Targets (English Translation)
Gulimira Ismagulova gave an overview of the trends in GHG Emissions in Kazakhstan and the Paris-Kazakhstan Agreement, where Kazakhstan should...
Gulmira Ismagulova
03 Sep 2020 GHG Inventory and the Paris Agreement, NDC Targets (Russian Translation)
Gulimira Ismagulova gave an overview of the trends in GHG Emissions in Kazakhstan and the Paris-Kazakhstan Agreement, where Kazakhstan should...
Gulmira Ismagulova
03 Sep 2020 Introduction to Block Heater Technology (BHT), Global Experience, Ecological Effect Introduction to Block Heater Technology (BHT), Global Experience, Ecological Effect (English Translation)
Ivor da Cunha gave an introduction of Block Heater Technology and its environmental, social, and economic benefits.
Ivor da Cunha
03 Sep 2020 Introduction to Block Heater Technology (BHT), Global Experience, Ecological Effect (Russian Translation)
Ivor da Cunha gave an introduction ofBlock Heater Technology and its environmental, social, and economic benefits.
Ivor da Cunha
03 Sep 2020 Video Material Presentation Video Presentation about Block Heaters in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan (English Translation)
This is a video presentation about the Block Heaters in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
03 Sep 2020 Video Presentation about Block Heaters in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan (Russian Translation)
This is a video presentation about the Block Heaters in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
03 Sep 2020 Discussion Q&A and Open Floor Discussions
03 Sep 2020 Session III Future of Technology Transfer Moderator: Na Won Kim (Senior Urban Development Specialist, Project Leader, ADB)
03 Sep 2020 FIBOX (Finland Private Company: Block Heater Charging Station Infrastructure) FIBOX (Finland Private Company: Block Heater Charging Station Infrastructure) (English Translation)
Matti Roth discussed FIBOX group and the benefits of car heater boxes.
Matti Roth
03 Sep 2020 FIBOX (Finland Private Company: Block Heater Charging Station Infrastructure) (Russian Translation)
Matti Roth discussed FIBOX group and the benefits of car heater boxes.
Matti Roth
03 Sep 2020 Challenges to Facilitate Electrical Supply for BHT (Nur-Sultan Engineering and Construction Case Study) Ensuring Power Supply for BHT (English Translation)
Vitaliy Yavorskiy explained the challenges they encountered in installing the BH charging piles.
Vitaliy Yavorskiy
03 Sep 2020 Ensuring Power Supply for BHT (Russian Translation)
Vitaliy Yavorskiy explained the challenges they encountered in installing the BH charging piles.​
Vitaliy Yavorskiy
03 Sep 2020 Discussion Q&A and Open Floor Discussions
03 Sep 2020 Session IV Technology Deployment in Nur-Sultan Moderator: Kenzhekhan Abuov (Project Officer, Kazakhstan Resident Mission, Central West Regional Department, ADB)
03 Sep 2020 Investment and Cooperation Support Investment and Cooperation Support (English Translation)
Deputy Head Kaisa Standish discussed on how Finland's private sector partnership can help to achieve the SDGs in Kazakhstan.
Kaisa Standish
03 Sep 2020 Investment and Cooperation Support (Russian Translation)
Deputy Head Kaisa Standish discussed on how Finland's private sector partnership can help to achieve the SDGs in Kazakhstan.
Kaisa Standish
03 Sep 2020 Invest Kazakhstan Invest Kazakhstan (English Translation)
Amir Akhmetovdiscussedan overview of National Company KAZAKH INVEST JSC.
Amir Akhmetov
03 Sep 2020 Invest Kazakhstan (Russian Translation)
Amir Akhmetov discussed an overview of National Company KAZAKH INVEST JSC.
Amir Akhmetov
03 Sep 2020 State Support of Investments Alida Tuyebekova (acting Managing Director, Service Support Department, NC KAZAKH INVEST JSC)
03 Sep 2020 State Support of Investments (Russian Translation) Alida Tuyebekova
03 Sep 2020 BHT Investment Models, Environmental, Social And Economic Benefits BHT Investment Models, Environmental, Social And Economic Benefits (English Translation)
Ivor da Cunha discussed the business modelsof Block Heater Technology and its environmental, social, and economic benefits.
Ivor da Cunha
03 Sep 2020 BHT Investment Models, Environmental, Social And Economic Benefits (Russian Translation)
Ivor da Cunha discussed the business modelsof Block Heater Technology and its environmental, social, and economic benefits.
Ivor da Cunha
03 Sep 2020 Discussion Q&A and Open Floor Discussions
03 Sep 2020 Session V Localization of Technology in Nur-Sultan Moderator: Ivor da Cunha (Consultant, ADB)
03 Sep 2020 DEFA Preheating and Charging Solutions DEFA Preheating and Charging Solutions (Private Company Norway: BHT Supplier) (English Translation)
Mikael Nilsson gave an overview of DEFA Preheating and Charging Solutions.
Mikael Nilsson
03 Sep 2020 DEFA Preheating and Charging Solutions (Private Company Norway: BHT Supplier) (Russian Translation)
Mikael Nilsson gave an overview of DEFA Preheating and Charging Solutions.
Mikael Nilsson
03 Sep 2020 CALIX Car Heating Systems CALIX Car Heating Systems (Private Company Sweden: BHT Supplier) (English Translation)
Jens Elven gave an overview of CALIX Car Heating Systems.
Jens Elvén
03 Sep 2020 CALIX Car Heating Systems (Private Company Sweden: BHT Supplier) (Russian Translation)
Jens Elven gave an overview of CALIX Car Heating Systems.
Jens Elvén
03 Sep 2020 Experience in Applying Engine Heaters in Nur-Sultan city Marat Kushchanov (Head, Spare Parts Division, Royal Cars Astana LLP (Toyota City Astana Dealer Center)
03 Sep 2020 Closing Closing Remarks Kenzhekhan Abuov (Project Officer, Kazakhstan Resident Mission, Central West Regional Department, ADB)

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