Dearman’s zero-emission transport refrigeration system has been shortlisted as a finalist in the RAC Cooling Industry Awards, which recognise cutting-edge refrigeration.

The Dearman transport refrigeration system is based on the Dearman engine, which is powered by the expansion of liquid nitrogen to deliver highly efficient and cost-effective zero-emission power and cooling.

Michael Ayres, Group Managing Director, Dearman said, “Being shortlisted as a ‘Refrigeration Innovation’ finalist in the respected RAC Cooling Industry Awards is a great achievement for Dearman.”

“We are bringing our economically viable, environmental technologies to market in a compressed timescale, and this recognition for Dearman’s innovative zero-emission transport refrigeration system is testament to the hard work of everyone in the company. We are looking forward to the next stage, and wish all the other nominees the best in the judging.

Currently, most transport refrigeration units are powered by fossil fuels. As these small auxiliary engines are poorly regulated, they are disproportionately polluting, contributing to poor air quality. The Dearman system is zero-emission at the point of use, eliminating NOx (nitrogen oxides), CO2 and particulate matter from the refrigeration process. As well as delivering significant environmental benefit, it is economically viable and presents a strong business case by saving operators money.

Dearman’s zero-emission system is currently undergoing on-vehicle testing and results are encouraging, with the technology performing well. Later this year, the system will be in on-road trials, with extended commercial trials commencing in 2016.

The RAC Cooling Industry Awards champion the leading innovations and environmental successes in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. This announcement follows shortly after Dearman being shortlisted for two categories in the Business Green Leaders Awards, the results of which will be announced next month.