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Reference Number InnUK/710704/01
Title Transport Refrigeration Unit Customisation Strategies
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Residential and commercial) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
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Dearman Engine Company Ltd
Award Type Smart - Proof of Concept
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 July 2015
End Date 30 June 2016
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £100,000
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Region South East
Programme Competition Call: 1501_SmartRd6_ POC - Smart Round 6 Proof of Concept. Activity Proof of Concept Rnd 6
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Dearman Engine Company Ltd (100.000%)
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Abstract Dearman Engine Company (Dearman) s proprietary liquid air transport refrigeration unit (TRU) offers the prospect of well-to-wheel CO2 savings of 20%-40% and operating costs reductions of up to 1200 per vehicle per year. It is being developed for single compartment and temperature use by an LCV IDP8 project - Cool-E and in a commercial R&D project with Hubbard Products entering field trials this summer. Dialogue with market participants as well as indicating substantial demand has revealed that conventional TRUs are often extensively customised (e.g. multi-compartment, heating, mounting configurations, shore power etc). Conventional TRUs can draw on decades of experience and rules of thumb, however for this emerging technology very little prior art exists offering an opportunity for innovation and IP generation. This project seeks to develop analysis tools validated through a programme of rig testing to develop this important capability. The project will accelerate deployment of Dearman TRUs through making them applicable to the broadest possible market segments whilst helping Dearman capture intellectual property that increases the value of its offering safe guarding its shareholders and the UK tax payers substantial investment in development to date.
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