Professor Toby Peters: It’s time to recognise that keeping cool in the UK will only make the planet hotter, this country needs a radical solution
Clean Cold and Power / Cold Economy

Professor Toby Peters: It’s time to recognise that keeping cool in the UK will only make the planet hotter, this country needs a radical solution

As the heat wave nudges UK temperatures beyond 35°C, many of us are wishing we had air conditioning at home as well as at work. And in future far more people in the UK probably will. The irony is that as we strive to cool ourselves down, we shall be heating the planet up which will only result in us requiring more cooling. Continue reading

Do a group of small UK technology companies hold the key to Prime Minister Modi’s big vision for Indian farmers?
Climate Change / Cold Economy / Dearman

Do a group of small UK technology companies hold the key to Prime Minister Modi’s big vision for Indian farmers?

Prime Minister Modi has set India the target of doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022. With upwards of 40% of food lost between the farm gate and market, to double farmers’ income immediately highlights the need to significantly enhance cold chain logistics and fast connectivity with markets. Food that is allowed to rot, rather than being sold, … Continue reading

HFC deal is far from ‘job done
Climate Change / Cold Economy / Uncategorized

HFC deal is far from ‘job done

The global deal to phase out HFC refrigerant gases signed in Rwanda received a rapturous reception. Coming just ten days after the world ratified the Paris climate treaty, this narrower technical agreement should have struggled to capture headlines, but far from it. US Secretary of State John Kerry declared the HFC deal the ‘single most … Continue reading

Clean cold has a key role to play in UN Global Goals
Clean Cold and Power / Climate Change / Cold Economy / Dearman

Clean cold has a key role to play in UN Global Goals

In September 2015 the United Nations launched the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, 17 goals to achieve three extraordinary things by 2030 – end poverty, combat climate change, and fight injustice and inequality. Developments in thermal energy technologies (heating and cooling) and the global cold economy has an important part to play if we are … Continue reading

The potential of air – born out of a garage
Clean Cold and Power / Cold Economy / Cryogenic / Uncategorized

The potential of air – born out of a garage

In the fifteen years since Peter Dearman first sprang his ‘garden shed’ invention on the world, its significance is growing out of all recognition. What started life as a clever way to displace fossil fuels in piston engines has spawned not only an emerging suite of zero-emission technologies that have the potential to solve several … Continue reading

Energy research at Birmingham set to accelerate following £180m investment
Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) / Research

Energy research at Birmingham set to accelerate following £180m investment

The University of Birmingham is set to play a crucial role in the next step towards the transformation of the UK’s energy sector after the Government confirmed £60m investment for the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA). The investment is backed by a further £120 million from the private sector and Midlands Innovation universities. Professor Martin Freer, … Continue reading

Stamp of approval for pioneering liquid air technology
Birmingham Energy Institute events / Clean Cold and Power / Events

Stamp of approval for pioneering liquid air technology

Minister of State for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson, attended the opening of ground-breaking Clean Cold and Power Technology Centre by Dearman on Monday 14 September 2015. The new facility is home to Dearman’s extensive research and development activities, which are focused on the delivery of a range of zero-emission cold and power technologies and … Continue reading