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  • US: R134a, R410A and R407C could be banned in chillers from 2025

    AHRI and NRDC issue joint letter supporting EPA SNAP proposal to prohibit R134a, R410A and R407C in new chillers from 2025.

    • Publication date : 2016/04/06
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • A low-GWP cooling system for the Eiffel Tower

    The ageing R407C cooling system in the tower’s west pillar has been replaced with an energy efficient system using low GWP R1234ze(E).

    • Publication date : 2022/04/04
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • France: a HFC price commission before an index from INSEE (in French)

    During SIFA, the Snefcca (French national union of refrigeration, kitchen equipment and air conditioning companies) confirms deadlines and framework of the future index from INSEE (French national institute for statistics and economic studies)...

    • Publication date : 2015/12/09
    • Subjects: Figures, economy, HFCs alternatives
  • Low GWP blends for domestic air conditioning

    A review article presents the latest research trends on low GWP refrigerants, mainly HFC/HFO blends, for domestic air conditioning. 

    • Publication date : 2023/03/28
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • IIR GL2020 conference: Range of CO2 applications

    Almost half of the presentations at the IIR Gustav Lorentzen conference in Kyoto focused on CO2, in commercial refrigeration systems but also in many other applications. Overview of these...

    • Publication date : 2021/01/26
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • Price increase for HFCs

    Chemours, Mexichem and Arkema have announced 10-15% rise in cost of several HFCs from 1st January 2016

    • Publication date : 2015/12/09
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • US EPA proposes to prohibit certain high-GWP HFCs in MAC and retail refrigeration

    EPA proposed in July 2014 to change the status of certain HFCs with high GWP previously listed as acceptable under the EPA’s SNAP Program to unacceptable in several end-uses.

    • Publication date : 2014/10/29
    • Subjects: Regulation, HFCs alternatives
  • US: Court strikes down EPA restrictions on HFCs

    In August, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C.) overturned Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) directives to ban certain high GWP HFC refrigerants.

    • Publication date : 2017/12/11
    • Subjects: Regulation, HFCs alternatives
  • US: EPA confirms two rules to reduce HFC emissions.

    HFC phase-down: The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a ban on a number of HFC refrigerants in certain applications and tightens leak rate rules.

    • Publication date : 2017/01/17
    • Subjects: Regulation, HFCs alternatives
  • New HFO/CO2 blends in the pipeline

    The refrigeration and air-conditioning sector has long been divided into two distinct camps, that promoting natural refrigerants and that developing low-GWP fluorocarbons. But could this be about to change?

    • Publication date : 2013/03/04
  • HFC emissions data

    By using atmospheric measurements, the authors of a recent study published in the PNAS have found that the total CO2-equivalent emissions of the five most common HFCs increased from 198 (175–221) Tg-CO2-eq·y–1 in 2007 to 275 (246–304)...

    • Publication date : 2015/08/05
    • Subjects: Figures, economy, HFCs alternatives
  • Refrigerant Fraud

    Fake cylinders of HFCs such as R-134a, R-407C, R-410A, etc. have been found in parts of Europe in Germany, Poland and Greece, but not so far the UK. Samples taken from a cylinder labelled R-134a were analysed by refrigerant producer Honeywell and...

    • Publication date : 2006/02/09
  • Briefs: BOCOG

    The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the 29th Olympiad (BOCOG) - in co-operation with China's State Environmental Protection Administration and UNEP - is addressing stratospheric ozone protection as part of the 2008 Beijing Olympic...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • France: refrigerant demand and emissions data

    According to the Refrigerant Emissions Inventory – Year 2010 recently published by Mines ParisTech/Armines/ERIE at the request of French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), total refrigerant demand was 10 224 tonnes in 2010,...

    • Publication date : 2012/06/01
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • Trends and Figures: Recent History of Russian Air-conditioning Trade

    JARN recently published an overview of Russian AC consumption trends, based on a review of "Climate World 2006" held in Moscow last March, and which compensates for previous lack of information on the subject. The historical summary starts around...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • Global warming potential (GWP) of HFC refrigerants

    Using the latest updated data from UNEP’s RTOC 2022 report, we have compiled the 100-year GWP and 20-year GWP values of hydrofluorocarbon-based (HFC) refrigerants. Our table includes...

    • Last update : 2023/09/15
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : HFCs