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HFCs, HFOs, HCFOs

What are they, what makes them different, where and why are they used?

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For your action

Ongoing socioeconomic assessment of PFAS restriction.

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“Refrigerant answers

Everything you need to know about F-gases, HFOs and HFCs”

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Help Stop illegal imports of HFCs into the EU

Use the anonymous EFCTC action line to learn about, and report, illicit HFC activity.

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Learn about the black market for HFCs in Europe.

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www.stopillegalcooling.eu

F-GASES EXPLAINED

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Safety

Properties of HFCs, HFOs
and HCFOs

Montreal to Kigali

The road to HFOs and reducing environmental impact.

Climate change & Environment

Find out more on the environmental impact of HFCs and HFOs.

F-Gas Regulation review

What is the current legal framework and what is happening now?

The Ozone Regulation Review

The EU ‘Ozone Regulation’ – Regulation (EC) 1005/2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer – provides the legal basis for the protection of the ozone layer within the European Union.

News & Press Releases

13 July 2022 Press Release

Pressure to stop the smuggling of HFCs increases

As one response to the rapid emergence of the illegal traffic of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs - or refrigerants) across the European Union, the European Commission has included HFCs as a priority in the n...
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08 July 2022 News

Contribution of short-lived climate pollutants to global warming

The US NOAA Annual Greenhouse Gas Index (AGGI) provides a simple accessible analysis of the contribution of a range of GHGs to global warming (see previous item). A more detailed recent study ‘Mitig...
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08 July 2022 News

2021: HFCs contribute 1.18% to climate warming influence of GHGs

The US NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has released its 2021 update of the AGGI (Annual Greenhouse Gas Index), which follows the evolution of the radiative forcing (ability of a...
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Position Papers

30 May 2022

SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE AMBITION AND STRONGER ENFORCEMENT OF THE F-GAS REGULATION TO PROMOTE EUROPE’S TRANSITION TOWARDS DECARBONIZATION

The European FluoroCarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC), representing producers and suppliers of HFCs, HFOs and HCFOs, fully supports the objectives of the F-gas Regulation. Specifically, EFCTC recogni...
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19 January 2022

The case for a large natural source of TFA in the oceans is extremely strong, well- documented, and scientifically supported.

The large body of scientific data shows that anthropogenic sources are not responsible for the majority of TFA in the oceans. Click below to read the EFCTC Position paper. Should you have commen...
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09 August 2021

Published evidence supports very low yields of TFA from most HFOs and HCFOs

Summary EFCTC has analysed the most current, peer reviewed scientific papers on the potential contribution of HFOs and HCFOs, containing the CF3CH= moiety, to existing and future TFA levels. The co...
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Back to Basics Videos

The chemistry HFOs, HFCs & HCFOs as well as climate and evironment related questions can get very technical. Discover a range of videos and fact sheets that might help

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INFOGRAPHICS

The chemistry HFOs, HFCs & HCFOs as well as climate and evironment related questions can get very technical. Discover a range of infographics that might help

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Keep it cool

HFCs AND HFOs & ENERGY EFFICENCY

EPEE Count on Cooling

What makes a good refrigerant?

Generations of refrigerants

Transition to lower GWP refrigerants

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