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HFCs, HFOs, HCFOs

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

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Upcoming PFAS restriction

What is it about?

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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

12 September 2022 News

F-gas proposal concerns continue to generate trade association responses

Following the trade association responses with initial concerns about the Commission F-gas proposal, including the joint statement from AREA, EHPA, and EPEE (see EFCTC May newsletter), more detailed p...
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12 September 2022 News

Condensing Units for full range of A2L refrigerants, including ultra-low GWP R1234ze/yf, and lower GWP R455A and R454C

The condensing units, from a German manufacture, offer end users a future-proof solution since all these refrigerants, R1234ze/yf, and lower GWP R455A and R454C, have GWPs below 150, the critical thre...
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12 September 2022 News

HCFO-1233zd high-temperature heat pump used for district heating in Berlin

The project aims to prove that it is possible to use large-scale heat pumps for urban district heating in a way that not only helps to achieve Berlin’s net zero goal by 2050 but can also make econ...
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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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