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A day after its world premiere, Carrier Transicold’s new compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Supra® multi-temperature truck refrigeration prototype unit has won the Innovation Award in the equipment category presented by the Solutrans 2017 committee. The new unit is a high performance, sustainable solution that helps significantly reduce emissions and increase operator efficiencies. Carrier Transicold, which operates in France as Carrier Transicold France , is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

“We are excited and proud to win the Innovation Award today,” said Jean-Pascal Vielfaure, managing director, Carrier Transicold, Southern Europe. “The Supra CNG-powered unit is an ideal and efficient solution to support the activities of our customers in urban distribution. Our new unit will help boost the energy transition related to refrigerated transport and ease our customers’ daily challenges regarding traffic regulations.”

The Supra CNG-powered refrigeration unit was evaluated based on the following criteria: technical, engineering, safety compliance, environmental and performance. Compared to compression ignition diesel engines, the overall benefits include:

  • A single fuel source (CNG) to power the vehicle engine and refrigeration unit, allowing for a single fuel refill point
  • Up to 95 per cent reduction in particle emissions
  • Up to 70 per cent reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions
  • Up to 20 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions
  • Reduction of noise, vibrations, odors and smoke, improving operator and neighboring community comfort
  • Possibility of using biogas made of organic waste

To see this award-winning new refrigeration prototype unit, visit us at the Solutrans Show, hall 4, stand M 196, from 21 to 25 November.

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About Carrier Transicold
Carrier Transicold helps improve transport and shipping of temperature controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. For more than 45 years, Carrier Transicold has been an industry leader, providing customers around the world with advanced, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigeration systems and generator sets, direct-drive and diesel truck units, and trailer refrigeration systems. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit Follow Carrier on Twitter: @SmartColdChain.