German Red Cross Saving Lives with Addvolt

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Addvolt, German Red Cross & STS Kühlfahrzeuge GmbH

Addvolt powerpack saves plasma with German Red Cross and STS Kühlfahrzeuge GmbH partnership. With the goal of powering the refrigeration of blood products electrically and eco-friendly, Addvolt’s service partner STS Kühlfahrzeuge GmbH equipped the German Red Cross in Baden-Baden with Addvolt’s Powerpack ADDL Plug-In. Now it has been proven that the system is not only the right choice for zero-emission and low-noise refrigeration of goods, but also for reliably saving them.

Keywords: Electrification – Clean Mobility – Innovation – Cold Chain – Blood Products Refrigeration
Temperature Sensitive Goods – Energy Storage Systems – Battery Technology – Decarbonization – Addvolt

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The Problem

Late at night in mid-October 2022, the DRK facilities experienced a major electrical power outage. The facilities held a truck loaded with blood plasma. At this point, the temperature-sensitive good was cooled via the power grid as usual. However, when the power supply blacked out, the cooling system could no longer be operated from the grid.

The Innovative Solution

Addvolt’s electrical plug-in detected this incident and automatically started supplying the vehicle’s refrigeration machine. This way, the Powerpack prevented the interruption of the cold chain and reliably cooled the blood plasma for about 6 hours, until the power supply from the mains could be restored. Eventually, an entire truckload of a particularly valuable and vital commodity was saved through the use of Addvolt’s system.

For the German Red Cross, compliance with the strict regulations for the transport of blood plasma is a top priority. Frozen plasma must be stored and transported at a temperature of at least -20°C, preferably -27°C. Exceeding these temperatures favors the multiplication of germs. If the cold chain is interrupted for too long, the plasma is no longer safe to use and must be disposed of. To maximize safety, DRK Baden-Baden invests in innovative technologies to reliably maintain the cold chain.

The Results

As a result of this unforeseeable incident, the installation of the Addvolt Powerpack has already proven as the right choice for the German Red Cross for safety and an uninterruptible cold chain. This way, an entire truckload of blood plasma could be saved from spoiling. Our partner STS Kühlfahrzeuge GmbH and the German Red Cross Baden-Baden can act effectively based on all real-time data and insights available on My Addvolt, a digital platform designed to support rigorous and sensible operations for temperature-controlled transports.

About the German Red Cross Baden-Baden

The German Red Cross in Baden is a regional branch of the German Red Cross, a humanitarian organization that provides assistance to people in need across Germany and around the world. The Baden branch operates in the state of Baden-Württemberg and is involved in a range of activities, including emergency response, first aid training, blood donation campaigns, social work, and youth programs. The organization is staffed by volunteers and relies on donations to fund its activities.

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About STS Kühlfahrzeuge GmbH

STS Kühlfahrzeuge GmbH is a German company that specializes in the manufacture of refrigerated vehicles for commercial and industrial use. The company offers a range of products, including refrigerated vans, trucks, and trailers, as well as customized solutions for specific client needs. STS Kühlfahrzeuge GmbH is committed to providing high-quality products that meet the latest safety and environmental standards, and is known for its innovative designs and use of advanced technologies. The company has a strong focus on customer service and offers comprehensive after-sales support to its clients.

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About Addvolt

Addvolt is leading the World's Transport Electrification with the innovative World’s First Plug-in electric system targeted for transportation markets and working closely with our partners and clients on more than 10 markets around 3 continents.
In cooperation with logistics companies, we design and implement technologies with the aim of reducing the transportation costs of goods by using Electrical and Sustainable Energy. We are dedicated to developing Intelligent, Simple and Non-Invasive technologies in close cooperation with our customers. Our goal is to make every vehicle more profitable and environmentally friendly by reducing diesel consumption, CO2 emissions, noise, and maintenance costs.
Building a Smart and Sustainable Transport Worldwide.
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