Carrier Transicold announces today that its Syberia 11 unit has been selected by the CATHyOPÉ consortium to equip France’s first hydrogen electric truck with an all-electric, motorless refrigeration unit. CATHyOPÉ is a pioneering program aimed at designing and commissioning a 44-tonne refrigerated transport truck, equipped with electric motors powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Carrier Transicold is part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the world’s leading provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and smart building and cold chain solutions.
CATHyOPÉ was created in 2016 by GreenGT, Transports Chabas and the Carrefour Group to match the capabilities of a conventional truck of the same tonnage in terms of performance, range and refueling time, without emitting pollutants at the exhaust.
“We chose Carrier Transicold’s Syberia 11 unit to equip the CATHyOPÉ truck because this equipment complies with our durability requirements. With Carrier Transicold, we have obtained performance equivalent to that of a conventional refrigeration unit. The Syberia 11 unit consumes less power, is quieter and has a reduced environmental footprint,” says Julien Roussel, CATHyOPÉ project manager.
Carrier Transicold’s Syberia 11 is a single-temperature unit that is directly connected to the vehicle’s battery and fitted with a hermetic scroll compressor, ensuring the refrigerant is under continuous compression and reducing the risk of leakage to a minimum (approximately 1% per year). It offers an extremely energy efficient and environmentally friendly solution. The unit is quiet, PIEK certified and emits less than 60 dB(A). The energy-efficient solution contributes to Carrier’s goal of reducing its customers’ carbon footprint by one gigatonne as part of its 2030 environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals.
“For more than 20 years, Carrier Transicold has been a leader in the development of electrical cold chain solutions, providing transportation companies with optimal levels of efficiency, reliability and performance. We are extremely proud to be involved in the CATHyOPÉ program, and to work alongside our historic partner, Transports Chabas. says Jean-Pascal Vielfaure, Director of Southern Europe for Carrier Transicold.
Supported by funding from the Program d’Investissements d’Avenir (PIA) operated by ADEME, this new generation truck, carbon neutral and silent, should enter service for operational tests at the end of 2022. The truck will supply fresh produce Carrefour stores located in urban and suburban areas of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.
Syberia refrigeration units are one of the solutions developed as part of Carrier’s healthy, safe and sustainable cold chain program, aimed at safeguarding and protecting food, medicine and vaccine supplies. Learn more at corporate.carrier.com/healthycoldchain or visit carriertransicold.fr. Follow Carrier Transicold on Twitter: @SmartColdChain and on LinkedIn: Carrier Transicold Truck Trailer Refrigeration.
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