First, the application for funding must be submitted to BAFA. It is advantageous if the following documents are available for upload so that the application is complete and subsequent uploading is not necessary:
- Organizational chart of the applicant's group of companies (in the case of affiliated companies)
- Signed de minimis aid declaration
- Grant notices or funding commitments from other donors (if available)
- Cooling capacity calculation
- Functional diagram / flow chart
- If the required documents are available, the application can be started on the website.
At the beginning, general data about the applicant and the project are requested. A WZ 2008 code is required for the economic classification. For our customers and partners from the pharmaceutical industry, we have determined the required WZ 2008 code in advance. The WZ 2008 code "2110" applies to companies that produce pharmaceutical raw materials. "2120" applies to manufacturers of pharmaceutical specialties and other pharmaceutical products. For other companies, the code can be determined from the Federal Statistical Office using the following document: PDF (alternatively: Excel file).
For stationary refrigeration and air conditioning systems, the appropriate option should be selected under "Stationary refrigeration and air conditioning systems / vehicle air conditioning systems". Then further sub-items open up. For the type of system, "commercial refrigeration systems LT (direct evaporation)" must be selected for the cold air technology. In the table that now appears, it is necessary to specify the refrigeration and electrical output. Since air is unfortunately not yet available as a refrigerant in the drop-down menu (as of February 2021), any of the existing refrigerants should be selected. This circumstance is corrected by hand after the application has been submitted in the form "Confirmation of the truthful information" in which it is clarified that the refrigerant used is not the specified refrigerant but air (R729).
After submitting the application, all necessary documents and the "Confirmation of truthful information" form with original signature can be uploaded via the upload portal. The applications will only be processed by BAFA if the documents are complete.
This completes the application. It should be noted that no rejections will be sent, but only notifications of grants will be issued in the event of funding. This contains the amount of funding, deadlines and certain funding conditions. After receipt of the grant notification, the order can be placed and the project can be started.