The LoCITY roadshow in Twickenham, UK, welcomed the clean and sustainable refrigerated solutions for urban distribution operations from Frigoblock, a Transportation Solutions business of Ingersoll Rand. Visitors were able to see a state-of-the-art low-emission CNG-powered truck fitted with and alternator driven, all electric and zero-emission Frigoblock HK25 unit.

This environmentally sustainable refrigerated vehicle with three multi temperature compartments has been operated by the Waitrose supermarket chain and combines the diesel-alternative tractor engine technology with clean, zero emission transport refrigeration unit. This is just one of many examples of real solutions for efficient delivery operations in inner-city, low-emission zones available on the market for many years.

“A modern, western city has approximately two days of perishable produce on its shelves and frequent deliveries are key to today’s supply chain. This is why we want to share knowledge on ways to reduce the emissions caused by all forms of heavy goods vehicles. Even more so, as many transporters don’t realise the solutions are already at hand,” said Pauli Johannesen, vice president and general manager for Truck, Trailer and Bus at Thermo King in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

“There are different alternatives to run the transport refrigeration unit in low- and ultra-low emission zones besides the diesel engine. We have invested heavily in developing hybrid, direct drive or vehicle powered solutions. CryoTech™, a cryogenic solution from Thermo King, has been around for more than a decade and is a completely quiet and zero emission unit that uses liquid CO2,” he continued.

Thermo King and Frigoblock have decades of experience in making zero-emission transportation a viable business operation and together they offer the most comprehensive non-diesel product portfolio on the market that suits all transport refrigeration applications, from truck and trailer to home delivery vans. This portfolio of zero-emission, all electric and hybrid solutions answers current and future demand in areas of sustainability, intelligence and connectivity and helps customers to meet the real-world operational, environmental and emissions demands.