Joined by the Minister of State for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson, at the official opening of its Clean Cold and Power Technology Centre, the new facility is home to Dearman’s research and development activities, including the delivery of a range of zero-emission cold and power technologies.

The company is said to be working on varied applications of its technology for use in the built environment, transportation, and logistics. All applications utilize the Dearman engine, a piston engine powered by the expansion of liquid air to provide clean cooling and power.

The facility in Croydon, Greater London, also features the cryogenic infrastructure needed to run a series of liquid air cold and power systems.

Discussing the visit, Johnson said, “From an invention designed and built in the lab to this impressive technology center, Dearman is one of the great success stories that gives the UK its reputation for driving innovation.

“I want to continue to make the UK the best place in Europe to innovate and grow a business and this new facility is a strong sign of the progress we are making to achieve this goal.”

Toby Peters, chief executive of Dearman, said, “Today is a momentous occasion for Dearman. Not just because it marks the opening of this ground-­breaking research facility, which will be at the heart of Dearman innovation for years to come.

“With the rapidly increasing global demand for cold and cooling of all types, especially in the rapidly emerging and developing economies, our vision is to create and supply revolutionary clean cold and power systems that deliver strong environmental benefits and are equally commercially attractive. I am very proud to say that today our vision of clean cold and power came one step closer to becoming a reality.”

Content for the European Spotlight is provided courtesy of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Magazine, London. For more information, visit

Publication date: 10/5/2015

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