Former Chief Technology Officer and current Advisor of clean cold technology company Dearman has been recognised with an environment award.
Earlier this month, the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) gave the award from its automobile division to Nick Owen in recognition of his prize-winning presentation building the case for the global need for clean cold and power.
Owen’s talk was delivered at the Vehicle Thermal Management Systems conference held last May.
UK-based Dearman has pioneered the development of its core technology – an engine powered by liquid nitrogen which eliminates all nitrogen oxide and particulate matter emissions.
The technology is increasingly seen as an alternative to polluting diesel, and has already been deployed by the likes of Sainsbury’s, Unilever and Marks & Spencer to chill goods in their delivery fleets.
Commenting on receiving the award, Owen said, “The IMechE has a central role in promoting British innovation and I was pleased to receive an environment award for my presentation on clean cold and power. The Dearman technology has enormous potential, especially to meet the needs of a growing global urban population.”
“Cold is essential for food chains, data centres, home and workplace comfort. But it must be provided cleanly, especially as public awareness increases of the polluting nature of diesel.”