HFC consumption and emissions forecasting (containing an update to the June 2008 HFC projections).

Author(s) : AEA, OKAMURA S., ASHFORD P., JACKSON J., et al.

Type of monograph: Book


This study, prepared by AEA Technology, considers the use and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the UK, in all the sectors were emissions occur. It updates the current forecasts of HFC emissions, and the historic estimates of emissions and it provides an assessment of the emissions to 2050. It describes the alternatives to HCFCs and HFCs as well as current market penetration for all relevant sectors and sub-sectors, including refrigeration and air conditioning, foams, fire protection, solvents and inhaled therapy. The report presents updated data (compared to 2008) on ODS and HFC banks and emissions for fire protection, foams, and refrigeration and air conditioning. A key step in the work was to recalibrate the estimates of historic HFC emissions from the refrigeration sector by comparing estimates of production in the F-gas model with statistics on production generated by the British Refrigeration Association (BRA). A simple assessment was made of the effects that carbon financing might have on the choices that companies and manufacturers might make about HFC substitution; there was very little data to base this work on as some of the HFC substitutes have yet to be fully tested for their suitability and for human health and safety effects. Finally, the estimates of emissions from the refrigeration sector were peer reviewed, which resulted in some adjustments to the modelling of emissions in the supermarket and industrial sectors, and a number of proposals for future improvements that could be made to the modelling of emission from a number of refrigeration sectors. The report can be downloaded from: www.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/air/fgas/documents/hfc-aeat101005.pdf.


  • Original title: HFC consumption and emissions forecasting (containing an update to the June 2008 HFC projections).
  • Record ID : 2010-1706
  • Languages: English
  • Subject: Figures, economy, Regulation, HFCs alternatives
  • Publication: Defra (department for environment, food and rural affairs) - United kingdom/United kingdom
  • Publication date: 2010/09
  • Source: Source: ED05478; n. 1; 123 p.; fig.; tabl.; ref.; append.