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

03 June 2021 News

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 and HCFOs contain...
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30 May 2021 News

REFRIGERANT GWP VALUES: SHOULD MOST RECENT VALUES BE USED FOR THE F-GAS REGULATION?

In its paper, publicized at the 6th May F-gas stakeholders meeting, ECOS discussed how ‘future-proof’ are GWP values. ECOS stated that a problem with environmental policy based on GWP values is th...
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29 May 2021 News

LATEST ON THE F-GAS REVIEW FOLLOWING STAKEHOLDER MEETING

The stakeholder’s meeting on 6th May, organised by Ricardo PLC, Öko-Recherche, Öko-Institut and the European Commission, was an important step in the Commission’s plan to propose changes to the...
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Position Papers

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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07 May 2021

EFCTC welcomes options for proposed measures to improve the enforcement of the F-gas Regulation

Participating in the Stakeholder workshop held on 6 May, the European Fluorocarbon Technical Committee (EFCTC) welcomed the proposal for the revision of the F-Gas Regulation which will be released by...
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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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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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