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15 November 2022 News

UPCOMING EVENTS

(UPDATED) DECEMBER 1, 2022 – Beyond Refrigeration – Next Steps for the Future of Low Carbon RACHP – Birmingham, UK Beyond Refrigeration - Next Steps for the Future of Low Carbon RACHP (io...
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15 November 2022 News

HFCs and HFOs: large systems cooling people and warming fruit as it grows

HFC and HFO refrigerants are ideal for large scale systems due to their good balance of safety and performance properties. District heating and cooling can significantly improve energy efficiency and...
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14 November 2022 News

Low GWP A2L refrigerant R-455A selected for supermarket cold store in France

The selection of moderately flammable A2L refrigerant R-455A with a GWP of 146 for a French supermarket cold store helps ensure that the retailer meets the F-gas Regulation requirements to adopt lower...
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14 November 2022 News

Life cycle refrigerant management report encourages better containment, following Europe’s lead

The report, “The 90 Billion Ton Opportunity: Lifecycle Refrigerant Management”, lays out how minimising leaks and maximising reclaim can avoid up to 91 billion metric tonnes CO2-eq emissions. Focu...
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14 November 2022 News

HFCs and HFOs: large systems cooling people and warming growing fruit

HFC and HFO refrigerants are ideal for large scale systems due to their good balance of safety and performance properties. District heating and cooling can significantly improve energy efficiency and...
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14 November 2022 News

EFCTC launches Regulatory Management Option Analysis (RMOA) on F-gases to provide information for PFAS restriction: Builds on Socio-Economic Analysis (SEA)

EFCTC has commissioned the independent consultant Ricardo Energy & Environment to undertake a Regulatory Management Option Analysis (RMOA) for a number of F-gases in the context of the upcoming PF...
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14 November 2022 News

Update on the F-gas proposal: a wide range of opinions and positions

Two significant events have highlighted the diverse opinions about the F-gas proposal. Following the publication of the European Commission’s proposal to revise the F-gas Regulation earlier this ye...
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17 October 2022 News

UPCOMING EVENTS

(UPDATED) OCTOBER 25-28,2022 – Eurovent Summit – Anatalya, Turkey 2022 Eurovent Summit #BuildingBridges (eurovent-summit.eu)   OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 4, 2022 – UNEP –34th Meetin...
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17 October 2022 News

State-of-the-art marine Waste Heat Recovery Organic Rankine Cycle

A new state-of-the-art binary power generation system based on Organic Rankine Cycle technology (WHR-ORC system) has been developed for marine waste heat recovery from sulphur free fuel burning engine...
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17 October 2022 News

Transport refrigeration goes electric with F-gas refrigerants

The rapid expansion in transport refrigeration units from leading suppliers, for a range of applications, using electric compressors and fully electric external electrical supply is reducing diesel em...
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17 October 2022 News

IEA report states heat pumps, district energy and building renovation crucial to achieving net zero

The International Energy Agency (IEA), has issued several analyses is part of a series from its new report, Technology and innovation pathways for zero-carbon-ready buildings by 2030. Heat pumps, dist...
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17 October 2022 News

Most experts agreed that “all PFAS” should not be grouped together

An expert panel was convened to provide insight and guidance on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) grouping for the purposes of protecting human health from drinking water exposures, and how r...
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17 October 2022 News

EFCTC commissioned socioeconomic assessment of PFAS restriction on F-gas sector submitted to ECHA

EFCTC commissioned an independent consultant, Ricardo Energy & Environment, to undertake an independent Socio-Economic Analysis (SEA) of the contribution of certain fluorinated gases (F-gases) to...
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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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12 September 2022 News

Ozone Layer recovery reaches half-way milestone, and no ozone hole in the tropics

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists have announced that in early 2022, the overall concentration of ozone-depleting substances in the mid-latitude stratosphere had falle...
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12 September 2022 News

COMING EVENTS

(UPDATED) SEPTEMBER 16, 2022 - World Ozone Day: Global Cooperation Protecting Life on Earth 2022 World Ozone Day: Global Cooperation Protecting Life on Earth | Ozonaction (unep.org) SEPTEMBER...
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12 September 2022 News

Measurement of longer chain PFAS in rainfall, surface water, soil and the Antarctic

The measurement and quantification of PFAS in the environment is critical to understanding their potential environmental and health effects. While there are already extensive studies on Trifluoroaceti...
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09 September 2022 News

TFA: what is it, how much is formed from F-gases, and what are its environmental effects

Image Reproduced from EEAP. 2019. Environmental Effects and Interactions of Stratospheric Ozone Depletion, UV Radiation, and Climate Change. 2018 Assessment Report. Nairobi: Environmental Effects Ass...
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13 July 2022 Press Release

Pressure to stop the smuggling of HFCs increases

As one response to the rapid emergence of the illegal traffic of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs - or refrigerants) across the European Union, the European Commission has included HFCs as a priority in the n...
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08 July 2022 News

Contribution of short-lived climate pollutants to global warming

The US NOAA Annual Greenhouse Gas Index (AGGI) provides a simple accessible analysis of the contribution of a range of GHGs to global warming (see previous item). A more detailed recent study ‘Mitig...
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08 July 2022 News

2021: HFCs contribute 1.18% to climate warming influence of GHGs

The US NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has released its 2021 update of the AGGI (Annual Greenhouse Gas Index), which follows the evolution of the radiative forcing (ability of a...
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08 July 2022 News

TEAP report on continued provision of information on energy efficient and low-global-warming-potential technologies

Parties to the Montreal Protocol requested the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) to prepare a report on energy efficient and lower-global-warming-potential technologies and on measures...
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