Tag: transport

Sunswap, a UK-based clean-tech company, is on a mission to revolutionise the global cold chain industry with its groundbreaking solar and battery-powered transport refrigeration unit. The company, founded by Michael Lowe, Nikolai Tauber, and Andrew Sucis in January 2020, is driven by the goal of disrupting and decarbonising the reefer sector through their innovative technology. Continue reading Cooled by the sun: Sunswap’s solar-powered electric transport refrigeration unit

Wallenius Oceanbird roro vessel

The shipping industry is looking to the past and future in an attempt to address its heinous air pollution record, with a return to wind power as well as battery power for upcoming ocean-going cargo vessels. Perhaps most striking is the Oceanbird roll-on, roll-off (RoRo) vehicle carrier that has taken its first order from Norewgian Continue reading Shipping finally starts to clean up its act

Pandemic-busting vaccines need those working in temperature controlled transport and cold chain to bring their A-game In 2020 the word ‘unprecedented’ has been used with unprecedented frequency and now we have the unprecedented challenge of distributing vast volumes of COVID-19 vaccines around the world at strictly controlled temperatures of less than -70°C. As a result, Continue reading COVID cold chain

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has demonstrated a technology that could speed up and ease the adoption of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles. Its new membrane-based catalysing reactors can extract hydrogen from ammonia, which is comparatively easily handled and transported. This means that existing infrastructure can be utilised to transport ammonia to hydrogen filling stations, Continue reading CSIRO breakthrough on hydrogen transport

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has announced that new driving laws, designed to account for semi- and fully autonomous vehicles, will be introduced in 2020. Carolyn Walsh, chair and commissioner of the NTC, said: “Australian transport and infrastructure ministers have recognised that automated vehicles offer the possibility of fundamentally changing how transport is provided and Continue reading New laws for autonomous vehicles in Australia