Clean cold technology company Dearman is to exhibit its revolutionary zero-emission transport refrigeration technology at this month’s Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution (TCS&D) show in Peterborough, UK.
Dearman will be exhibiting with Hubbard Products Ltd, under a technology development partnership that the two companies have.
Dearman and Hubbard are working together to bring the environmentally friendly and economically attractive Dearman engine-powered transport refrigeration system to market. The forthcoming TCS&D show will be the first time both companies have exhibited the future technology together.
Dearman is developing a range of highly efficient zero-emission cold and power technologies which utilise cutting-edge liquid air engines. The first such technology to come to market will be a clean transport refrigeration system, which has been on trial since March in a joint project with MIRA, Loughborough University and Air Products. Dearman and Hubbard will begin real-world commercial trials later this year and further trials will then commence in 2016 in multiple international markets.
Michael Ayres, Deputy Chief Executive, Dearman, said: “This is a first for Dearman to bring our cutting-edge liquid-nitrogen-powered transport refrigeration system to a trade show such as TCS&D. It has undergone extensive on-vehicle trials over the last six months and has shown that it can achieve rapid pull-down rates and operate at high efficiency, so we look forward to talking through the technology’s significant operational benefits with potential end-users.”
“We are excited to be bringing the technology into the commercial space alongside Hubbard, who have shown real foresight in working with us to produce a system that can deliver both economic and environmental benefits.”
The zero-emission system being developed by Dearman and Hubbard will offer significant environmental benefits. The system emits no harmful gases or matter, such as NOx or particulates – only clean air or nitrogen. Existing diesel transport refrigeration units are lightly regulated and can emit up to 29 times as much pollutant as a Euro 6 truck engine. Replacing these auxiliary engines with a zero-emission alternative will immediately improve local air quality, it is projected.
Indeed, Dearman CEO Toby Peters (left) said in a column exclusively for gasworld earlier this year, “Perpetuating the mistakes of the past by relying on finite and polluting energy sources is not only unsustainable, but also guarantees environmental damage in the coming decades. But if we take an alternative path and embrace new technologies, then there are significant benefits that we can unlock.”
“The industrial gases industry in particular has a huge amount to gain,” he continued. “Many emerging clean cold technologies, not least the Dearman engine, rely on cryogenic gases to provide both cold and power.”