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14 January 2022 News

A new study demonstrates that HFC-23 (CF3H) is not formed during the decomposition of HFOs and HCFOs in the troposphere

Summary Most HFOs and HCFOs decompose in the atmosphere via an intermediate product that then breaks down further to give hydrogen fluoride (HF) and carbon dioxide (CO2). The breakdown of the interme...
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16 December 2021 Press Release

EFCTC welcomes the European Commission proposal to strengthen the protection of the environment through criminal law.

The European Fluorocarbon Technical Committee (EFCTC) welcomes the adoption of the proposal from the Commission on the revision of the Environmental Crime Directive (COM (2021) 851 final on 15 Decemb...
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29 November 2021 News

BUSINESS MEMBERS OF THE HIGH-LEVEL ROUNDTABLE ON ENFORCEMENT OF EU CHEMICAL LEGISLATION, INCLUDING CEFIC, DREW ATTENTION TO EFCTC ACTION LINE ON ILLEGAL TRADE IN THEIR JOINT STATEMENT TO THE 2ND HIGH-LEVEL ROUNDTABLE MEETING ON THE 25TH NOVEMBER.

The statement from CEFIC, Covestro, Euratex, Eurometaux, Henkel and Solvay emphasises that enforcement (https://cefic.org/media-corner/newsroom/joint-statement-on-the-2nd-meeting-of-the-high-level-...
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02 November 2021 News

CHILLER AND HEAT PUMP INNOVATIONS WITH F-GASES DELIVER IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

Innovations for chillers and heat pumps using HFOs and HFCs, and their good balance of safety and technical properties, continue to deliver improved performance and reduced energy consumption. While u...
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02 November 2021 News

HFO AND HFC SYSTEMS SELECTED INSTEAD OF AMMONIA, COMBINING SAFETY BENEFITS AND HIGHER EFFICIENCY

An expansion project at a new beer bottling plant in the UK selected 1.2 MW HFO-1234ze(E) chiller instead of an ammonia system for process cooling and provides improved performance by up to 25% accord...
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02 November 2021 News

U.S. EPA WORKING DEFINITION FOR PFAS EXCLUDES TFA

The U.S. EPA has recently published its PFAS strategic roadmap and National PFAS testing strategy . This uses a working definition that provides focus on PFAS of concern based on their persistence an...
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02 November 2021 News

NEW STUDY CONFIRMS TFA FROM HFO-1234yf HAS NEGLIGIBLE ECOLOGICAL AND HUMAN HEALTH IMPACT

An important new study investigated trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) formation from emissions of HFO-1234yf, its dry and wet deposition, and rainwater concentration over India, China, and the Middle East....
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02 November 2021 News

COMING EVENTS 2021/2022

All events may be subject to change due to the coronavirus outbreak, some have become online events   2021 NOVEMBER 16-18, 2021 – SIFA - Interprofessional Cold Show and its Applications - P...
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02 November 2021 News

NEW ON OUR SITE/LINKS/LIBRARY

Apart from the latest press release “EFCTC submits detailed input to the second consultation for the proposed REACH restriction of PFAS” we have nothing else new? Cefic: Check out our industry's...
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02 November 2021 News

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ISSUES RESOLUTION FOR COP-26 CLIMATE CHANGE MEETING

The European Parliament Resolution on COP26 has called for the European Commission to present their proposal for the F-gas revision to “accelerate the phasing out of HFCs” whereas the current F-ga...
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02 November 2021 News

ILLEGAL TRADE ROUND-UP – NOVEMBER 2021

In this round-up: F-gases worth more than €10 million seized by EU cross-border and multi-agency action; Over 8,000 air conditioners and heat pumps without the necessary F-gas quota seized by Dutch...
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19 October 2021 Press Release

EFCTC submits detailed input to the second consultation for the proposed REACH restriction of PFAS

EFCTC has submitted detailed input to the second consultation for the proposed REACH restriction of PFAS aiming at helping the authorities compile complete and robust data sets to evaluate the possibl...
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11 October 2021 News

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Documents and webpages updated to include AR6 GWPs LEARN ABOUT…Climate change, global warming & HFCs Selecting and Using GWP values for Refrigerant 2021 September Selecting and using GWP fo...
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08 October 2021 News

COMING EVENTS 2021/2022

All events may be subject to change due to the coronavirus outbreak, some have become online events 2021 OCTOBER 24-29, 2021 - UNEP –33rd Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 32 &...
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08 October 2021 News

MEASURES ANNOUNCED TO REDUCE GLOBAL HFC-23 EMISSIONS

The Kigali Amendment required that from 2020, HFC-23 is to be destroyed to the extent practicable using technology approved under the Montreal Protocol. The Ozone Secretariat to the Montreal Protocol,...
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08 October 2021 News

HYDROGEN FLUORIDE (HF) EMISSIONS FROM DEGRADATION OF FLUOROCARBON REFRIGERANTS

The recent UBA report estimates the hydrogen fluoride (HF) emissions to air at about 20,000 tonnes/year from 2030 to 2050 due to degradation of HCFCs, HFCs, HFOs and HCFOs emissions from the EU based...
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08 October 2021 News

UNDERSTANDING DIRECT GWPS AND INDIRECT EFFECTS FOR HYDROCARBON AND FLUOROCARBON REFRIGERANTS

Recently there has been considerable focus on the potential breakdown products of HFCs and HFOs and if they have indirect GWPs. The IPPC AR6 Climate Change 2021 – The Physical Science Basis include...
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08 October 2021 News

CONTRIBUTION OF HFO-1234ze, HFO-1336mzz AND HCFO-1233zd TO TFA CONCENTRATION IN EUROPEAN RAINWATER EXTREMELY SMALL

The EFCTC position paper Published evidence supports very low yield of TFA from most HFOs and HCFOs concluded that the very low yields of TFA from HFO-1234ze, HFO-1336mzz and HCFO-1233zd mean that th...
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08 October 2021 News

ILLEGAL TRADE ROUND-UP OCTOBER 2021

In this round-up: The United States to learn from EU illegal trade; UK Company fined over £1 million (about €1.2 million) for breaches of the F-gas Regulation; German Chemical Act Amendment to furt...
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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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10 September 2021 News

PFAS – A RANGE OF DEFINITIONS ARE BEING USED BY DIFFERENT ORGANISATIONS

In July, five countries published their intention to propose a REACH restriction for PFAS based on the assessment of the information collected. The PFAS Registry of Intentions (RoI) by Denmark, German...
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10 September 2021 News

NEW ON OUR SITE/LINKS/LIBRARY

RCC K&L, the Dutch refrigeration magazine, has published an EFCTC-contribution online at: https://www.koudeenluchtbehandeling.nl/verdieping/efctc-geeft-reactie-op-artikel-kauffeld-over-hfo-koudem...
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