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.

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Learn about the black market for HFCs in Europe.

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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.

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

10 September 2021 News

PUBLISHED EVIDENCE SUPPORTS VERY LOW YIELDS OF TFA FROM MOST HFOs AND HCFOs

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 conclusion fr...
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10 September 2021 News

COMING EVENTS

All events may be subject to change due to the coronavirus outbreak, some have become online events.   2021 SEPTEMBER 30, 2021- 19th annual AFCE symposium - Paris (France) Colloque annu...
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10 September 2021 News

IPCC AR6 DISCUSSES THE USE OF 100-YEAR AND 20-YEAR GWPS AND OTHER EMISSION METRICS

Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis discusses a range of emission metrics that are used to model different effects of emissions . The basis of all the emission metrics is the time profile...
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Position Papers

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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20 July 2021

EFCTC ready to continue assisting in building robust and comprehensive data sets for the PFAS Registry of Intentions for a REACH restriction

EFCTC notes the publication of the Registry of Intentions for a REACH- restriction by Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden and looks forward to working with the authorities to ensur...
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03 June 2021

Refrigerant Degradation: Is HFC-23 (CF3H) formed due to the decomposition of HFOs and HCFOs in the troposphere?

HFOs and HCFOs that contain the CF3CH= group breakdown in the atmosphere to give CF3CHO (trifluoroacetaldehyde) as an intermediate product. The main final breakdown products of HFOs containing the CF3...
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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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