A zero-emission transport refrigeration system will be showcased at the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution show later this month.

Clean cold technology firm Dearman is developing a range of zero-emission cold and power technologies that use liquid air engines. The first such technology to come to market will be a clean transport refrigeration system, which it has been developing for the commercial vehicle sector alongside manufacturer Hubbard Products.

The system has been on trial since March in a joint project with MIRA, Loughborough University and Air Products, with real-world commercial trials commencing later this year.

Dearman said the system will offer significant environmental benefits to local air quality, as it emits no harmful gases or matter, such as NOx or particulates – only clean air or nitrogen. It is also said to be cost effective when compared to traditional diesel counterparts or alternative zero-emission technology.

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.”

Dearman has been shortlisted for a LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Award, which will be announced at LCV-Cenex on 9-10 September where a broader range of Dearman’s clean cool technologies will be on show.