HFCs, HFOs, HCFOs

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

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F-Gas Regulation review

What is the current legal framework and what is happening now?
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Help Stop illegal imports of HFCs into the EU

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

Visit the Portal

Learn about the black market for HFCs in Europe.

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www.stopillegalcooling.eu

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.

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

HFCs, HFOs and HCFOs a distinct subset and due to their properties are not commonly regarded as PFAS.

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

31 March 2021 News

NEW REPORT ON HFO/TFA ADDS LITTLE TO THE ALREADY DETAILED UNDERSTANDING OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH EFFECTS

The “Report and statement of the downsides of HFO refrigerant usage --Impact of fluorochemical refrigerants and their degradation products on the environment and health” by Refolution Industriekä...
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30 March 2021 News

UK BREWERY REPLACES AMMONIA CHILLERS WITH HFO-1234ZE CHILLERS COMBINING SAFETY, HIGH EFFICIENCY AND PERFORMANCE WITH LOW ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

A UK brewery concluded that replacing its old ammonia system with three large, more efficient 1.4MW HFO-1234ze(E) chillers provided financial and safety benefits. The new chillers were installed in th...
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29 March 2021 News

SPOTLIGHT ON REFRIGERANT RECOVERY, RECLAMATION AND DESTRUCTION

Avoiding refrigerant emissions and reusing refrigerant, where practical, contributes to the circular economy. Data for reclamation in the EU is incomplete as there is no reporting requirement under th...
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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

Position Papers

31 March 2021

EFCTC Response to Refolution Report on HFOs and degradation product

EFCTC Response to “Report and statement of the downsides of HFO refrigerant usage - Impact of fluorochemical refrigerants and their degradation products on the environment and health” by Refolutio...
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17 March 2021

BRIEF NOTE ON T1 TRANSIT PROCESS IN ILLEGAL HFC TRADE (March 2021)

The T1 Transit process is designed to facilitate the transportation of non-EU goods to its final destination, either in the EU or a non-EU member state. Using the Customs Transit procedure allows for...
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17 March 2021

UNEP Technical brief on refrigerant cylinder labelling 2021

The Montreal Protocol on Substance that Deplete the Ozone Layer is phasing out ozone-depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and has begun phasing down high global warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)...
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