A zero-emission transport refrigeration system, powered by the revolutionary Dearman Engine, has won the Innovation Award at the respected TCS&D Awards.

The award-winning transport refrigeration system is powered by the Dearman Engine, which uses the expansion of liquid nitrogen to deliver clean cold and power.

It has been developed in conjunction with Hubbard Products and has recently begun an operational trial with Sainsbury’s. A further programme of operational trials and demonstrations will take place in the UK and internationally, beginning later in 2016.

The system is a high performance and cost effective alternative to conventional diesel powered refrigeration. It removes all emissions of NOx and particulate matter from the refrigeration process and moving to a Dearman system can reduce the total NOx emisions from the entire vehicle by over 70%. 

Toby Peters, Founder and Chief Executive of Dearman, said of the success, “The Dearman transport refrigeration system has the potential to deliver a step change in the industry and huge benefits for the environment.”

“Unlike so many clean technologies, it has been designed without compromise – it can deliver best in class performance, high efficiency operation and significant reductions in emissions, while remaining cost competitive. Transport refrigeration shouldn’t cost the earth.”

The TCS&D awards reward and recognise the best of the temperature controlled storage and distribution industry.

Sainsbury nitrogen truck

Source: Dearman