The Dearman Engine has picked up its third award nomination in recent weeks.
The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has shortlisted the engine for its Low Carbon Innovation by an SME award. This followsDearman’s nominations in the Sustainable City Awards, run by the City of London Corporation, and for The Transport Engineer’s Collaborate to Innovate Awards.
The Dearman Engine has several applications, the most advanced of which is in transport refrigeration units (TRUs). Dearman’s TRU last year underwent a successful trial with Sainsbury’s and is currently undergoing further projects in the UK and on the continent.
As the Dearman TRU displaces diesel with liquid nitrogen, it significantly reduces lifecycle carbon dioxide emissions, in addition to eliminating emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and Particulate Matter (PM). The Sainsbury’s trial saved 5.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over 10 months.
Dearman CEO Scott Mac Meekin said: “Dearman’s zero emission engine is proof that alternatives to diesel engines can be both clean and affordable. By being shortlisted for this award, I am delighted to have our innovative work recognised.”
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held on 11 October at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.