Eistechnik green apple award

A Loughborough Company has won a second prestigious award for their development of a new environmentally friendly transport refrigeration system for lorries and trucks. Last week Eistechnik, which is a subsidiary of Jackson Coachworks of Queens Road, Loughborough, was presented at the Tower of London with the Silver Prize for the National Green Apple Awards for the Environment which is partly sponsored by the Environment Agency. This also qualifies Eistechnik for entry into the European Business Awards.

Peter Jackson and Paul Noble and Carol Royle

Eistechnik technology has been developed by Peter Jackson and Paul Noble of Jackson Coachworks following several years Research and Development into the principles of the eutectic type of refrigeration. In November 2009 Eistechnik won the Food and Drink iNet Award for the Most Innovative Business in the Food and Drink Supply Chain. Conventional refrigeration systems are large sources of pollution with each unit creating as much as 15 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per annum and up to 90 decibels of noise. Eistechnik systems, however, create no emissions and are silent in use.

Eutectic refrigeration is most easily understood by comparing it with the ice packs used in sandwich boxes, only as an industrial version it is capable of reaching temperatures as low as -38C. It was commonly used in the 1960’s but Peter and Paul have chemically re-engineered it and converted the freezing liquids into semi-solids for safe use.

Peter Jackson said “It is quite incredible to think that the conscious centre of technology in freezing mixtures in the world is currently with a Loughborough Company. This must be good for jobs in the town for the future”.

Image: Peter Jackson and Paul Noble being presented with their Green Apple, Silver Award, at the Tower of London by actress Carol Royle.