Dearman, the clean cold technology company, has been shortlisted for The Engineer’s ‘Collaborate to Innovate Awards’, in collaboration with Air Products.

The shortlisted entry, in the transportation category, was a project that resulted in a trial of the world’s first- refrigerated delivery truck to be cooled by a liquid nitrogen powered engine.

The entry combined Air Products’ cryogenic expertise, liquid nitrogen and refueling infrastructure, with Dearman’s technical cooling ability to offer a new transport refrigeration unit (TRU) that eliminates all emissions of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter.

Being shortlisted for this award comes just six weeks after Dearman’s technology was also shortlisted the Sustainable City Awards 2017, in recognition of its work in developing a range of highly efficient zero-emission cold and power technologies that utilise cutting-edge liquid air engines. The first such technology to come to market will be a clean transport refrigeration system, which has had previous successful trials with Sainsbury’s and with MIRA, as well as Loughborough University and Air Products.

Dearman’s Corporate Development Director, Michael Ayres, said, “It is fantastic to be recognised for The Engineer’s awards. Through our collaboration with Air Products, we have produced the world’s first zero-emission refrigerated delivery truck which runs on liquid nitrogen. Tackling air pollution is now a global imperative, especially in urban areas, and our collaboration has proved that it is possible to deliver a clean and affordable alternative to diesel engines.”

The Collaborate to Innovate Awards will announce its winners at a ceremony to be held in central London on 5th September 2017.

The Dearman engine

The Dearman engine

Source: Dearman

The annual awards aim to celebrate collaboration in innovative engineering and are organised in partnership with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and EngineeringUK, which aims to inspire the next generation of engineers.