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5C: Cryo-City for Cleaner Cold Chain

A cryogenic solution for last mile transportation in cities

May 2019
Gallery 5C: Cryo-City for Cleaner Cold Chain 1
Gallery 5C: Cryo-City for Cleaner Cold Chain 1


CryoCity is an innovation for Light Carrier Vehicle refrigeration unit using dry-ice. It offers sustainability, silence and operational excellence.

The solution works by injecting liquid CO2 that is then instantaneously transformed to dry-ice; a powerful cold source at -78°C to keep products under temperature control in a refrigerated truck. Recyclable CO2 is used as coolant/refrigerant to maintain the goods' temperature and in turn, reduces environmental impact: no pollution, no engine, and no noise. CryoCity is also an ideal solution for cold production that can be easily combined with a clean motorization: electric, biogas, hydrogen or hybrid.

Label Date May 23, 2019
From France
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
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The environmental benefits

  • Savings of 3 tons of CO2eq (equivalent carbon content) per year per unit.
  • Zero emissions: CO2, HFC (hydrofluorocarbons)

The Financial benefits

  • An improved ecological footprint and cold chain quality at no additional cost, or even slightly lower than the alternatives.

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Company Profile

Air Liquide

A world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health.

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Headquarters 75007 Paris, France
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