Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake is singing the praises of local firm Dearman on their nomination for a prestigious national innovation award in Parliament later this month.
The local clean cold technology company (whose ground-breaking idea was developed at Imperial College, Tom’s old univeristy) saw off competition from across the country to see themselves headed to Parliament as one of just five companies nominated in the “Innovation Leading to Investment” category. Dearman technology has been developed to harness liquid nitrogen and deliver clean cold and power. At the heart of the company’s technology is a zero-emission Dearman Engine, powered by the expansion of liquid nitrogen instead of polluting diesel or other fuels.
The company also has a chance at winning the best of best “Inspirational Innovation” award. The aim of these awards is to recognise examples of innovation among projects funded by Innovate UK.
Earlier in the year, Tom Brake tabled an Early Day Motion in Parliament calling for legislation to encourage cleaner alternatives to diesel-burning refrigeration in transport units, and to recognise their harmful emissions. Tom has been working hard in conjunction with Dearman on their campaign to have clean refrigeration energy provision and is pressing the Chancellor to recognise the importance of clean technology in his Autumn Statement.
“I wish to congratulate Dearman on their tremendous success in being nominated for this national innovation award. We are facing tremendous difficulties around the world in relation to climate change, and technologies such as Dearman’s will be crucial in helping to ensure we can meet our energy needs as a country, without harming the environment. I wish Dearman every success in the awards.”