Dearman’s “groundbreaking” zero-emission engine has been shortlisted for the 2017 Award for Low Carbon Innovation by an SME.
Part of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) annual awards scheme, Dearman has been nominated for its zero-emission engine which runs on liquid nitrogen (N2) and uniquely uses a warm water mixture to increase the efficiency of the engine.
The Dearman Engine has several applications, the most advanced of which is in transport refrigeration units (TRUs). Dearman’s TRU last year underwent a successful trial with Sainsbury’s and is currently undergoing further projects in the UK and on the continent.
As the Dearman TRU displaces diesel with liquid N2, it significantly reduces lifecycle carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, in addition to eliminating emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and Particulate Matter (PM). The Sainsbury’s trial saved 5.9 tonnes of CO2 emissions over 10 months.
Dearman’s nomination aso takes into account the company’s external engagement with potential customers, presence at exhibitions, and work to influence policy debates, as well as steps the company is taking to minimise its own impact on the environment.
Dearman’s CEO, Scott Mac Meekin, is delighted the company has been shortlisted for the award, adding, “This is our third major nomination in recent weeks. The LowCVP is leading on vital work to promote the development and uptake of new, clean technologies and its award scheme is a great way to celebrate the many pioneering companies out there.”
“Dearman’s zero emission engine is proof that alternatives to diesel engines can be both clean and affordable. By being shortlisted for this award, I am delighted to have our innovative work recognised.”
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held on 11th October in Birmingham.
The LowCVP Low Carbon Innovation Awards, now in their seventh year, identify and promote examples of outstanding and innovative practice in accelerating the shift to lower carbon vehicles and fuels and reducing road transport emissions.