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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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08 July 2022 News

Reducing transport refrigeration emissions using HFC-410A and R-452A

Hermetic home delivery refrigeration unit reduces emissions: A transport refrigeration unit, for use on delivery vehicles for home delivery, has received a technology award in Japan. The hermetic unit...
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08 July 2022 News

COMING EVENTS

(UPDATED)   JULY 11-16, 2022 - UNEP – 44th OEWG – Bangkok (Thailand) Ozone Secretariat (unep.org) SEPTEMBER 28, The Heat Pump Forum, Ambition requires action: The Heat Pump Accele...
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08 July 2022 News

Monitoring of short chain PFAS, including TFA in sources of German drinking water

PFASs are a highly diverse group of substances, and knowledge about this group in water sources is still scarce, beyond the well-studied substances which includes TFA (trifluoroacetic acid). A recent...
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10 June 2022 News

UPCOMING EVENTS

(UPDATED)   JUNE 25-29, 2022 - ASHRAE Annual Conference – Toronto (Canada) 2022 ASHRAE Annual Conference JUNE 26, 2022 - World Refrigeration Day - 2022 Theme is ‘Cooling Matters’ Co...
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10 June 2022 News

F-gases used in novel data centre free cooling systems

Data centres and telecoms are responsible for a significant environmental footprint but are becoming more energy-efficient, reusing waste energy, and using more renewable energy sources. This is drivi...
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10 June 2022 News

Political agreement reached on new EU Single Window Environment for Customs

The European Commission has welcomed the provisional political agreement reached between the co-legislators on the new EU Single Window for Customs initiative, making it easier for different authoriti...
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10 June 2022 News

EFCTC initial observations on the Ozone Regulation proposal

The European Commission issued the proposal for a revised regulation on substances that deplete the ozone layer at the same time as the F-gas proposal. The current Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 is the...
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10 June 2022 News

EFCTC issues position paper for F-gas Proposal dialogue

The F-gas proposal will move to the Parliament and Council co-decision process, which will result in changes before the final adoption of the new rules. EFCTC has issued a position paper providing its...
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10 June 2022 News

EFCTC contributes to ECHA Public Consultation on proposed restriction of PFASs in fire-fighting foams

The documentation for the proposed restriction of PFASs in fire-fighting foams covers a broad range of substances that have never been used in these foams and which do not have the technical propertie...
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25 May 2022 Press Release

EFCTC contribution to the ECHA Public Consultation on the proposed restriction of PFASs in fire-fighting foams

EFCTC has prepared a submission to the ECHA Public Consultation on the REACH restriction proposal of PFAS in fire-fighting foams to bring to the attention of the members of the ECHA RAC and SEAC that...
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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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10 May 2022 News

ANNEX to News item: Update on the PFAS restriction proposal and F-gases by the Norwegian Environment Agency

Image Reproduced from EEAP. 2019. Environmental Effects and Interactions of Stratospheric Ozone Depletion, UV Radiation, and Climate Change. 2018 Assessment Report. Nairobi: Environmental Effects A...
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10 May 2022 News

Large heat pump or chiller available with low GWP refrigerants

A German manufacture is introducing a redesigned equipment series available as a water-water heat pump and a water-cooled chiller for brine applications and are available with A2L low-GWP R-1234ze ref...
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10 May 2022 News

Trade associations respond to F-gas proposal

EFCTC and trade associations for contractors and equipment suppliers have provided initial responses to the Commission F-gas proposal. While there are several positive new proposed measures, particul...
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10 May 2022 News

Update on the PFAS restriction proposal and F-gases by the Norwegian Environment Agency

The Norwegian Environment Agency held a virtual briefing on 30th March providing an update on the PFAS restriction proposal and F gases. The briefing confirmed that HFC-152a and HFC-32 are outside the...
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06 April 2022 Press Release

EFCTC welcomes the European Commission proposal to reinforce the controls on F-gases

BRUSSELS, 6 April 2022 – The European FluoroCarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC) welcomes the publication of the European Commission’s proposal for a revision of the Regulation on Fluorinated Green...
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01 April 2022 News

COMING EVENTS (UPDATED)

2022 APRIL 11-13, 2022 - The 7th IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain - online 7th IIR International Conference on Sustainable and the Cold Chain (ior.org.uk) MAY 22-25, 2022 -...
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01 April 2022 News

Lower GWP HFC refrigerant blends deliver improved performance

The lower global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant R-454B has been selected by one manufacturer as the optimum solution for use in rooftop applications across Europe. The refrigerant R-454B is a low...
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