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Climate Change

Daikin to roll out carbon-cutting cold containers for land transport

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions slashed by 20%

Daikin's cold-storage containers will use inverters to save on fuel consumption and carbon emissions. (Photo courtesy of Daikin)

OSAKA -- Japanese air-conditioning giant Daikin Industries will soon start selling to overland shippers refrigerated containers using technology that reduces fuel consumption 20%.

Air-conditioning compressors that lower the temperature will come equipped with inverters to control motor rotation. This system cuts a container's carbon dioxide emissions by 20% or more, according to Daikin.

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