Dearman and Hubbard, which is part of the global Daikin group, are working together to bring the environmentally friendly and economically attractive Dearman engine-powered transport refrigeration system to market. After exhibiting together at the 2015 show, next month will mark the second time both companies held a joint exhibition at the TCS&D show.
Dearman is developing a range of highly efficient zero-emission cold and power technologies which utilise cutting-edge liquid nitrogen engines. The first such technology to come to market is a clean transport refrigeration system, which has had previous successful trials with Sainsbury’s and with MIRA, as well as Loughborough University and Air Products.
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 disproportionately polluting auxiliary engines with a zero-emission alternative such as Dearman’s will immediately improve local air quality.
The system is also being designed to be cost competitive when compared to existing diesel systems – particularly compared to other zero-emission alternatives – and is expected to deliver ongoing operational cost savings.