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New zero-emission APU for reefer trucks

PRESS RELEASE

October 08, 2015: Dearman, designer of a zero-emission engine, has formed a technology partnership with Hubbard Products, a manufacturer and supplier of commercial cooling equipment.

The partnership will see both companies work together to further develop and bring to market a highly efficient and cost-effective zero-emission transport refrigeration system based around the revolutionary Dearman engine. The two companies also plan to develop zero-emission auxiliary power units (APUs) for buses and trucks.

Existing transport refrigeration units can be up to 29 times more polluting than much larger Euro VI diesel engines.

Pat Maughan, managing director of Hubbard Products said: "For a long while the refrigeration industry has relied on improving old technologies. We believe that approach is a compromise too far and is now irrelevant to the needs of the future. The fresh thinking that Dearman has brought to the table has been revelatory."

The Dearman engine harnesses the properties of liquid air or liquid nitrogen to produce clean, zero- emission power.

Toby Peters, CEO of Dearman added: "Dearman is committed to developing technology which has maximum impact - saving operators money, delivering industry leading performance and crucially helping the environment. This partnership is vital to us as we strive to achieve that goal. Hubbard Products are world-leading experts in their field, they are renowned for innovation and they have an unbeatable knowledge of customer needs. Together, we will develop a game changing transport refrigeration system that is zero emission, performs better, is quieter and cheaper to run."

The Dearman-powered Hubbard transport refrigeration system will build upon on-vehicle trials already conducted by Dearman and extensive lab testing. Commercial trials of the system will begin in the UK later this year, with extended international trials to begin in 2016.

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