<p data-fontsize="20" data-lineheight="22">Dearman, the clean cold and power technology company, will take its cutting edge zero emission engine technology to Germany next week as it expands its presence into Europe.</p>
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The innovative Dearman Engine runs on liquid nitrogen and is used to produce zero emission, low carbon cold and power for a range of applications in transport, logistics and the built environment. The first application, a transport refrigeration unit (TRU) that emits no nitrogen oxide or particulate matter, is currently on trial with a major UK supermarket before an international commercial roll out begins in the coming months.
The visit comes as German states and cities look to tackle air pollution and encourage alternatives to diesel use. The European Environment Agency has said that fine particles emitted by diesel exhausts as well as nitrogen oxide can cause 10,000 deaths in Germany each year.
Dearman will visit Germany with a truck equipped with a zero emission TRU, visiting potential customers in Cologne, Neumünster, Herten, Hann, and Speyer. German companies are increasingly looking to zero emission technologies such as Dearman’s TRU to help cut their own emissions.
A conventional transport refrigeration unit (TRU) powered by a secondary diesel engine can emit up to six times as much nitrogen oxide (NOx) and almost 30 times as much particulate matter (PM) as a Euro 6 heavy goods vehicle engine.
Dearman’s technology last year received the ‘Inspiration Innovation’ Award from the UK government’s Research and Innovation minister, Jo Johnson MP.
Particulate emissions often exceed European Union thresholds in at least 90 German towns and Germany has already been sued by the EU for exceeding those thresholds for more than a maximum of 35 days per year. Since 2008, a number of German cities have introduced low emission zones to tackle particulate matter emissions. 2016 also saw proposals brought forward to tackle nitrogen oxide emissions.
Germany’s TRU fleet is expected to grow to 209 000 vehicles by 2025, remaining the largest in Europe, and if it converted entirely to liquid nitrogen over that period, Germany would save 923 million litres of diesel per year in 2025 and 4,4 billion over the decade. At the same time, nitrogen oxide emissions would fall by 9,500 tonnes and particulate matter emissions by 1,200 tonnes. The social cost of transport refrigeration to Germany would fall by €466 million per year and €2 billion over the decade.
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