IIR member news: Carrier Transicold

Quest II: container refrigeration with 65% less CO2 emission.
The new Quest II (patent pending) control methodology for container refrigeration units potentially reduces energy consumption of reefer containers by 65%. This saving comes without any adverse effect on produce quality.

Quest stands for QUality and Energy in Storage and Transport. Quest II was developed by Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research, shipping line Maersk Line and reefer unit manufacturer Carrier Transicold.

The main energy savers in Quest II are a balanced internal air circulation and a no part-load compressor operation. Since completion of the development project in 2011, Maersk Line has started to introduce Quest II in its fleet.

Quest II reduces Maersk Line’s yearly CO2 emission by 350,000 tons. Such savings are comparable to the CO2 emission of cars having driven 2 billion kilometers.