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  • Germany: Update of the refrigeration and air conditioning directive

    The updated directive will extend the scope related to the subsidising of refrigeration and air conditioning systems based on “non-halogenated and low-GWP refrigerants”.

    • Publication date : 2017/08/17
    • Subjects: Regulation
  • Searching for refrigerant traces in the atmosphere

    The Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) researchers have now published first measurements on the atmospheric distribution and abundance of the 4th generation halogenated coolants and foaming agents. (fluoroolefins).

    • Publication date : 2015/04/20
  • Briefs: NOAA Greenhouse Gas Index

    Researchers at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) developed what they call a "scientifically unambiguous" index, that they say will allow them to track changes in the gases that contribute the most to the warming...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/24
  • Brief: ARI call for HFC regulations

    The vice-president of engineering and research at the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), Mark Menzer, (also the US delegate to the IIR), stated during the ARI Spring meeting that ARI would like the US Environmental Protection...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • IJR highlights: review of low-GWP alternative refrigerants

    In a recent review article based on over 60 published studies and published in the International Journal of Refrigeration, Chinese researchers have compared nearly 40 alternative low-GWP refrigerants in terms of...

    • Publication date : 2021/06/28
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • Unreported HFC-23 emissions

    A report published in Geophysical Research Letters says that Western Europe's emissions of HFC-23 are around twice as high as the officially reported level within the framework of the Kyoto Protocol.

    • Publication date : 2011/12/15
  • Hydrocarbon refrigerants

    Hydrocarbons such as R290 (propane), R600a (isobutane) or R1270 (propene/propylene) are low GWP non-toxic natural refrigerants with excellent thermodynamic properties. They offer an...

    • Last update : 2022/06/22
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Containment, refrigerant charge reduction