Donderwinkel trials cryogenic refrigeration for Aviko

Steenderen, Netherlands: Aviko, a chilled and frozen potato chip supplier, is testing cryogenic refrigeration systems using CO2 on two distribution trucks.

The trucks are converted to bi-fuel and run on diesel and LPG where diesel and LPG are e injected at the same time and run up 15% ‘cleaner’ than the levels laid down in the current emission standards.

Aviko transport provider, Donderwinkel, working with Thermo King that supplied the refrigeration units and Heiwo, which supplied the vehicle bodies, is undertaking the trial.

Since CO2 is a by-product of the manufacturing industry, this application allows it to be recycled. The use of cryogenic units leads to a reduction of some 75% in carbon dioxide emissions compared with diesel-based refrigeration.

Cryogenic refrigeration is silent in operation, which is a significant advantage when delivering to customers located in or close to residential areas. This is especially true in the Netherlands that sets very stringent noise limits for out of working hour’s deliveries.

Mohammed Essa, Aviko general manager for UK and Ireland, says: “Sustainability is a cornerstone of everything we try to do at Aviko. These measures to drastically reduce our carbon footprint by investing in some of the most innovative new technologies, plus the pledge to switch to sustainable palm oil by 2015 represent real and credible progress along our CSR (Corporate social responsibility) strategy timeline.”

“We are constantly looking across the whole supply chain to see where we can make changes that will benefit growers, customers, our own people and the environment around us, so we can keep on producing the products that chefs love, but without cost to future generations. Keep your eyes on the roads for the newest generation of Aviko lorries,” he said.

Aviko is one the four largest potato-processing companies in the world and has a 22% share of the European market for fresh and frozen potato products.

WORLD NEWS

Carrier Transicold to be sole supplier of refrigerated equipment for Volta Zero

Stockholm, Sweden: Electric commercial vehicle manufacturer Volta Trucks has confirmed that Carrier Transicold will be the sole supplier of refrigerated equipment for the full-electric 16-tonne …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Simon Loos takes E-Ategos with Frigoblocks

Geldermalsen, Netherlands: Simon Loos has expanded its electric vehicle fleet with seven Mercedes-Benz E-Actros trucks using Frigoblock refrigeration. The 27-tonne rigids will be used for …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Carrier webinar on electrification in the cold chain

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA: Carrier is hosting a free webinar on electric transport refrigeration technologies that advance a sustainable cold chain. The one-hour webinar …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Carrier’s Lynx takes Edison Award for innovation

Palm Beach, California, USA: Carrier’s Lynx digital platform, a finalist in the Edison Awards, has won a silver ranking for excellence in the supply chain …

READ THE FULL STORY >

© 2022 Global Cold Chain News | Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy
Commercial Transport Publishing Limited, registered in England and Wales, Company No: 6453302. Registered Office: 7 Diddenham Court, Lambwood Hill, Grazeley, Reading RG7 1JQ