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Reference Number InnUK/700535/01
Title Dearman Engine Company - proof of market LNG
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Transport) 25%;
ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Residential and commercial) 25%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Business and Management Studies) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (General Engineering and Mineral & Mining Engineering) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Energy modelling) 100%
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Dearman Engine Company Ltd
Award Type Smart - Proof of Market
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 April 2015
End Date 31 January 2016
Duration 10 months
Total Grant Value £25,000
Industrial Sectors
Region South East
Programme Competition Call: 1411_SmartRd5 POM - Not Available. Activity SMART / Smart / Proof of Market Rnd 5
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Dearman Engine Company Ltd (100.000%)
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Abstract Dearman is a global technology company delivering cleaner and cheaper cold and power . Its novel technology uniquely harnesses liquid air. It is developing a portfolio of proprietary products and services which deliver significant reductions in operating cost, fuel usage and emissions, at low capital cost. Industrial gas infrastructure exists in most developed markets to provide fuel for first deployment of the Dearman engine a novel piston engine using liquid air. But if we recycle stranded waste cold from LNG regasification to produce the fuel (liquid air), it could harness this waste stream to further reduce green house gas emissions and overall business costs for cooling. The Dearman engine is the enabling technology, since it offers a method of exploiting that waste cold. Deployment of this new business model will have significant impact both in developed and developing nations. The use of cryogenic technology for greater integration between waste cold resources and cold needs and provides pathways to the provision of cleaner and cheaper cooling, offering a major potential breakthrough in transportation and food security, and enables a resilient, low carbon economy. We have modelled an opportunity to capture this currently wasted cold,and subsequently develop integrated urban cooling systems in developed world transport, food infrastructure and built environment sectors; and in emerging nations develop an integrated cold economy that addresses key societal needs in community cooling, hybrid transportation (refrigerated trucks and rail), reducing food wastage and concomitant water wastage and opening new supply chains for perishable goods. This project now seeks to validate the concept through desk research and engagement with a broader range of in-country stakeholders; undertake detailed feasibility studies in 4 markets the UK, India, Singapore and Spain; and create delivery partnerships to ensure an exploitation path.
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