Transport refrigeration: the past and the future
Temperature control of transported goods has changed the way we live. It makes possible the variety, quality and safety of food products on which we depend. The removal of unwanted heat from a temperature controlled load requires energy, and for the past 70 years we have depended on fossil fuels and fluorinated refrigerants. By-products of this technology include noise and atmospheric pollution.
Today, there is a viable alternative.
Thermo King’s patented technology married to liquid Carbon Dioxide (CO2 ) recovered from recycled waste provides reliable, powerful and exceptionally quiet cooling with minimal environmental impact.
The fuel is recovered as a waste by-product from processes such as fertiliser and ammonia production.It is stored in purpose built refuelling stations, such as a public facility. Where public facilities do not yet exist, customers typically store fuel at their own sites. Refrigerated vehicles are refuelled from the station, into a specially designed tank holding at least one day’s on-board supply.