The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) recently unveiled the final shortlist for its annual awards scheme, with Dearman in the running for ‘Low Carbon Innovation by an SME’.
This is Dearman’s third major nomination in recent weeks after being shortlisted for the Sustainable City Awards, run by the City of London Corporation, and for The Transport Engineer’s Collaborate to Innovate Awards.
Established in 2010, the Low Carbon Champions Awards are designed to identify and promote examples of outstanding and innovative practice in accelerating the shift to lower carbon vehicles and fuels and reducing road transport emissions.
Dearman has been nominated for its groundbreaking zero-emission engine which runs on liquid nitrogen and uniquely uses a warm water mixture to increase the efficiency of the engine.
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’s nomination also takes into account the company’s external engagement with potential customers, presence at exhibitions, and work to influence policy debates, as well as steps the company is taking to minimise its own impact on the environment.
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held on 11th October at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.
Commenting, Dearman’s CEO Scott Mac Meekin said:
“It’s fantastic to be shortlisted for this major low carbon innovation award, our third major nomination in recent weeks. The LowCVP is leading on vital work to promote the development and uptake of new, clean technologies and its awards scheme is a great way to celebrate the many pioneering companies out there.
“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.”
Source: Uk Haulier
Dearman shortlisted for third major innovation award