November 30, 2011 | last updated June 1, 2012 11:09 am

Carrier unveils all-natural transportation refrigerator

The transportation division of Farmington heating and cooling manufacturer Carrier Corp. unveiled what the company claims is the first marine and road transportation technology using natural refrigerants.

Refrigeration technology for land and sea deliveries of fresh or frozen cargo typically relies on man-made chemical refrigerants. As more transportation companies look to reduce their carbon footprint and environmental impact, Carrier wanted to develop technology using the natural refrigerant carbon dioxide.

On Wednesday, Carrier Transicold revealed its NaturaLINE container refrigeration system for marine applications. On Tuesday, the company showed off its concept trailer refrigeration model for road applications. Both use refrigerant carbon dioxide.

Carrier is a division of UTC Climate, Controls & Security Systems, a subsidiary of Hartford conglomerate United Technologies Corp.

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