Nivalis Energy Systems Electric Transportation Refrigeration Units (TRU)

Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU)

Transportation Refrigeration Systems

Nivalis Energy Systems Transportation Refrigeration Systems (TRU)

The Nivalis Solution

Transport Refrigeration UNIT (TRU)

TRU POWER 6800

Nivalis Energy Systems specializes in delivering advanced battery electric transport refrigeration units (TRU), offering a zero-emission, environmentally conscious solution as an alternative to diesel-powered systems. Our comprehensive energy systems are designed for seamless integration, allowing retrofitting onto both new and existing trailers. They allow adaptability for fully electric models while also providing diesel backup options.

At Nivalis, our unwavering commitment to safety standards and validation takes precedence. Our systems adhere to validated safety standards, including UL certifications and military-grade shock and vibration protocols. Central to our solution is sustainability and clean energy, enabling our TRU Power systems to achieve CARB Zero Emissions compliance. This compliance further allows our customers to benefit from eligibility in the CARB Core State Credit Program.

By integrating the Nivalis TRU-Power 6800, customers gain substantial environmental advantages and cost efficiencies for their refrigeration fleets. 

Nivalis Energy Systems – Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) specializes in advanced battery electric transportation refrigeration systems (TRU), offering an eco-friendly, zero-emission alternative to diesel. Designed for seamless

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integration with new and existing trailers, these systems also include diesel backup options. 

Prioritizing safety, Nivalis adheres to strict standards including UL certifications and military-grade protocols. Their commitment to sustainability is underscored by their systems’ compliance with CARB Zero Emissions, qualifying customers for the CARB Core State Credit Program. The TRU-Power 6800 model from Nivalis ensures both environmental benefits and cost efficiencies for refrigeration fleets. transport refrigeration systems tru

  1. Transition to Zero-Emission Technology (ZET): TRU operators are required to convert 15% of their truck TRUs to ZET annually over seven years. ZETs, including electric TRUs or those utilizing alternative refrigerants, emit no emissions from the vehicle.

  2. Enhanced TRU Reporting Obligations: California extends TRU reporting to all units operating within the state, including out-of-state TRUs. Operators must register with CARB, pay operational fees, and display compliance labels on their TRUs every three years.

  3. Facility Reporting Demands: Owners of specific facilities must also register with CARB and pay fees triennially, ensuring only compliant TRUs at their sites. This applies to:

    • Warehouse and distribution centers, seaports, and railyards over 20,000 square feet.

    • Grocery stores with premises above 15,000 square feet.

  4. Vehicle Owner and Driver Duties: Owners must ensure TRU compliance, and drivers are obliged to facilitate CARB inspections.

CARB provides resources for TRU owners to adapt to these regulatory shifts. More details are available on the CARB website and their informational fact sheet. Nivalis Energy, adept in TRU policy compliance, offers guidance to reduce air pollution from TRUs and support California’s climate objectives.

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Stay informed and compliant to contribute to a cleaner California!

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TRU-Power 6800

Nivalis System Transport Refrigeration Units, commonly known as TRU, play a pivotal role in the logistics of perishable goods. These specialized refrigeration systems are engineered to control

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temperature-sensitive products during transportation. TRUs are an integral component in maintaining the quality and safety of perishable items across various modes of transport, including truck vans, semi-truck trailers, shipping containers, and railcars.

Powered primarily by diesel internal combustion engines, TRU ensure the optimal environment for products like food, pharmaceuticals, and other perishable goods. By providing both refrigeration and heating capabilities, these units adapt to varying climatic conditions, preserving the integrity of the cargo. The versatility and reliability of Transport Refrigeration Units make them indispensable in the global supply chain, ensuring that goods remain fresh from the point of origin to the destination.

In the dynamic field of logistics and transportation, TRU stand as a testament to technological advancement, enhancing efficiency and safety in the transport of temperature-sensitive products.

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 Nivalis Energy Systems Electric Transport Refrigeration Unit  (TRU)

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Refrigerated trucks and trailers (or reefers) are an integral part of transporting freight that requires climate-controlled conditions.

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Almost all perishable foods and medicines are delivered in trucks or tractor trailers equipped with transport refrigeration units (TRU), which are most often powered by small diesel engines. While modern diesel engines emit less emissions compared to older engines, there are new TRU designs and systems with electric plug-in capabilities that can significantly reduce emissions, particularly while parked at distribution centers, warehouses, and grocery stores and centers. Additional resources describing these systems and opportunities will be coming soon. In the meantime, please explore the EPA’s new TRU Emissions Calculator and existing guidance from the DERA program.

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Nivalis Energy Systems Electric Transport Refrigeration Unit  (TRU)

CARB issued an Implementation Update on the fee requirements for TRU and applicable facility owners.

New requirements begin December 31, 2023. Guidance Documents are available on the TRU FAQs Webpage.

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Applicable Facility documents, including the Applicable Facility Registration Form and TRU Reporting Template are available on the TRU Applicable Facility Webpage.

The application form for Compliance Extensions Based on Unavailability of Compliance Technology is available on the TRU Forms Webpage.

Nivalis Energy Systems Electric Transport Refrigeration Unit  (TRU)

Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU)

Nivalis Energy Systems - Transport Refrigeration Units (TRU)

Nivalis Energy Systems - Transport Refrigeration Units (TRU)

Nivalis Energy Systems Electric Transport Refrigeration Unit  (TRU)

Environmental

The Nivalis TRU-Power 6800 stands as a zero emission, low carbon footprint alternative designed to displace existing diesel TRU systems. Introducing the Nivalis TRU-Power 6800 in place of a single diesel TRU results in an average reduction of 16.5 tons of CO2, 6.4 kg of PM2.5, and 116.7 kg of NOx annually. Every Nivalis unit is fully compliant with CARB zero-emissions TRU standards, contributing significantly to fostering a sustainable and environmentally clean future.

Cost

The operational cost of an electric transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) per hour is five times lower than that of the current diesel alternative. This substantial cost difference translates into significant annual operating savings, making the total cost of ownership over the unit’s lifespan equally competitive with a diesel TRU. Moreover, TRU-Power’s qualification for state and regional subsidies, such as LCFS and WAIRE Credits, presents additional opportunities for eligible customers to achieve further savings.

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Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU)

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Electric Transportation Refrigeration Units (TRU)

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