S-RAM Dynamics has landed a $1 million contract to develop and test a mobile carbon dioxide refrigeration system prototype for the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center.
The company said Friday the Small Business Independent Research phase 2 contract looks to reduce energy and fuel consumption of the Army’s mobile refrigeration systems through the use of S-RAM’s energy recovery compressor.
The compressor works to harness CO2 instead of synthetic refrigerants and can be used on refrigerated transport containers across various platforms, S-RAM added.
The Army plans to use the prototype for its Multi-Temperature Refrigerated Container System.
S-RAM said it will develop the energy recovery compressor in Tennessee with the help of Purdue University’s Ray W. Herrick Laboratories and Prof. Eckhard Groll.