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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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

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

10 May 2022 News

IPCC Report: Low GWP refrigerants, including HFOs, can contribute to climate change mitigation

The IPCC AR6 report, “Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change,” comments on how low GWP refrigerants, which includes HFOs, together with reduced energy demand and improved energy efficie...
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10 May 2022 News

EU 2021 greenhouse gas inventory report details HFC emissions

The 2021 EU official GHG inventory submission was published on the UNFCC website on 15th April 2022. According to the submission, HFC emissions from refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) continued...
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10 May 2022 News

COMING EVENTS

(UPDATED) MAY 12, 2022 – Review of the EU Proposal for a Revised F-Gas Regulation – free webinar F Gas Regulation Review (ior.org.uk)   MAY  22-25, 2022 – CLIMA 2022: the 14th...
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Position Papers

25 February 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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