Asda eyes up new 'green' fridges
Supermarket chain Asda is aiming to make its supply chain more eco-friendly by replacing the diesel fuelled fridges of its transport fleet with liquid nitrogen fuelled ones instead.
The ecoFridges are currently being used on a trial basis in seven of Asda's Skelmersdale depot-based lorries. Designed by Ukram Industries, these fridges have a liquid nitrogen based cooling process and are intended to eradicate noise pollution from deliveries and reduce carbon emissions.
Commenting on the use of the fridge, Asda's network transport manager Chris Hall said: "This is a major step towards ensuring that our fleet transport reduces costs, cuts carbon emissions and lowers the overall environmental impact of food distribution.
"It also solves the problem of delivering chilled goods to our stores in residential areas - especially at night, due to the silent running nature of the technology."
Traditional diesel-fuelled fridges are known to emit high levels of hydro fluorocarbons and carbon dioxide.
Article Date: 30 January 2008
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