Thermo King and Frigoblock to speak at Cold Chain Federation conference

Birmingham, UK: Joe Grealy will present Thermo King and Frigoblock’s technologies for sustainable temperature-controlled distribution at the Cold Chain Federation’s conference in Birmingham, UK, on September 12.

Grealy said: “Improving the efficiencies and environmental footprint of our diesel-powered products, encouraging the use electric stand-by options, promoting cryogenic refrigeration technology, and developing hybrid and full-electric options that are combatting exhaust, CO2 and noise pollutions, we have proven to be an innovator of solutions that has always had its customers satisfaction at heart.”

“Environmentally-focused regulations, and the general perception and desire to ‘be green’ are currently initiating customers’ adoption of electrification but the long-term economics will drive substantial conversion across the industry. It is anticipated that rapid market adoption of electrical architectures will take place between 2020 and 2025, as total cost of ownership calculations turn positive and transporters adopt compliant systems before mandated by law,” Grealy said.

“Thermo King’s and Frigoblock’s product development is driven by Ingersoll Rand’s Climate Commitment, which is the company’s pledge to increase the energy efficiency and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) related to our operations and our products.

In 2014, as part of its global Climate Commitment, Ingersoll Rand committed to:

  • 50% reduction in GHG refrigerant footprint of its products by 2020 and provide lower-GWP alternatives by 2030
  • $500m investment in product-related research and development to fund long-term GHG reduction
  • 35% reduction in the greenhouse gas footprint of its own operations by 2020.


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