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01 December 2014 News

HFO COMPRESSOR FOR THE PRODUCTION OF HOT WATER

A prototype system has been developed and tested using HFO-1234ze. It is able both to raise the temperature of food products rapidly to close to 100 °C, and to immediately cool them down to 2 °C using chilled water.  
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30 November 2014 News

2,500 HFC-BASED ICE ENERGY STORAGE UNITS PROVIDED BY AN AMERICAN UTILITY COMPANY TO REDUCE UP TO 25 MW PEAK LOAD

In order to reduce summer peak loads, a Californian Utility Company will be providing 2,500 R-410A Ice Energy Storage Units to owners of typically 15-70 kW rooftop air conditioning (AC) systems, common for small to mid-size commercial buildings.
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29 November 2014 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG DECEMBER 2014 – JANUARY 2015

NEW BROCK & OLLIE VIDEO “The Revised F-Gas Regulation: What does it mean?” LOG-BOOK : UPDATED LOG-BOOK DOWNLOAD (FREE OF CHARGE) NEW ON FIGAROOFollowing the entry into force of the F-Gas Regulation (EU) n°517/2014, an updated Figaroo section will be available soon.
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28 November 2014 News

NEW IN OUR LIBRARY DECEMBER 2014 – JANUARY 2015

Regulatory Documents EPEE FAQ on the new F-gas Regulation EPEE's Factsheet on the F-Gas Regulation
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01 November 2014 News

NEW BROCK & OLLIE VIDEO The Revised F-Gas Regulation: What does it mean?

NEW BROCK & OLLIE VIDEO “The Revised F-Gas Regulation: What does it mean?”
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31 October 2014 News

MEGA RUSSIAN DATA CENTER HFC COOLING GETS INNOVATION AWARD

A Russian mega data center has won an “Innovation in the Mega Data Center” award for the energy efficiency of its HFC cooling project.
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30 October 2014 News

NEW HFO-BLENDS AS LOWER GWP SUBSTITUTES FOR R-404A

Following advice to replace R-404A because of its high GWP of 3,922, newly developed non flammable HFO blends R-450A (HFC-134a / HFO-1234ze(E), 42/58 weight %, GWP around 600) and R-452A (HFC-32/HFC-125/HFO-123yf, 11/59/30 weight %, GWP 2,140) have been introduced and tested.
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29 October 2014 News

HFO BLOWING AGENT SELECTED FOR INSULATING A NET-ZERO ENERGY HOUSE

HFO-1233zd-E blown polyurethane spray foam was applied to insulate a residential 1928 house, being retrofitted into a sustainable living project near the campus of Purdue University.
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28 October 2014 News

F-GAS USAGE IN EUROPE IN 2013 CONTINUES TO DECREASE

According to data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases 2013 the trend of F-Gases put on the EU market shows a further decline, for the third consecutive year since 2010.
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27 October 2014 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG NOVEMBER 2014

NEW BROCK & OLLIE VIDEO “The Revised F-Gas Regulation: What does it mean?” NEW ON FIGAROO SECTION Following the entry into force of the F-Gas Regulation (EU) No 517/2014, an updated Figaroo section will be available soon LOG-BOOK : UPDATED LOG-BOOK DOWNLOAD ON OUR SITE
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26 October 2014 News

NEW LINK ADDED – NOVEMBER 2014

ASHRAE List of blends (400 and 500 series)
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07 October 2014 News

NEW : UPDATED LOG-BOOK DOWNLOAD ON OUR SITE

EFCTC presents its updated log book to download, which has been designed for operators of equipment containing F-gases, in order to comply with Art. 6 of the 2014 F-Gas Regulation requirements on record keeping.  
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06 October 2014 News

HFCs REMAIN UNDER 0.8 % OF THE ATMOSPHERIC LEVEL OF ALL GREENHOUSE GASES

The US NOAA has released its 2014 update of the AGGI, intended to follow the evolution of the radiative forcing (ability of all greenhouse gases to trap heat) of greenhouse gases.
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05 October 2014 News

HFO BLOWING AGENT FOR APPLIANCES INSULATING FOAM EU PROJECT SELECTED AMONG “BEST OF THE BEST” 2013 ENVIRONMENT PROJECTS

ENERG-ICE, an EU co-funded Energy efficiency project proposing an innovative polyurethane foaming technology for appliances insulation, using notably an HFO blowing agent, was selected as one of the six "Best of the Best" Environment and Information projects 2013.
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04 October 2014 News

NEW HFC ORC SYSTEM PROJECT TO PRODUCE ENERGY FROM MARINE ENGINES JACKET WATER

A HFC-245fa Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) system has been developed to recover heat from marine engines jacket water to convert it to electricity for shipboard consumption.
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03 October 2014 News

HFOs EVALUATED AS BLOWING AGENTS FOR EXTRUDED POLYSTYRENE (XPS) INSULATING FOAMS

Various HFOs have been evaluated as replacement for HFC-134a as blowing agents for XPS (extruded polystyrene) insulating foams.
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02 October 2014 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG – OCTOBER 2014

HFOs TABLE UPDATE EPEE F-GAS PLEDGE TO BE CATALYST FOR GLOBAL ACTION NEW ON FIGAROO LOG-BOOK :UPDATED LOG-BOOK DOWNLOAD ON OUR SITE NEW LINKS ADDED
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25 September 2014 News

EFCTC Position on the Paris via Montreal Article in the Economist 20.09.2014

EFCTC welcomes the way the article "Paris via "Montreal in the edition of September 20th, 2014 brings the debate on the role of fluorocarbons in climate change to wider audience. EFCTC strongly supports the inclusion of HFCs and other F-gases in the Montreal Protocol as a means of limiting their climate impact but we feel that there are some issues that need to be clarified.
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01 September 2014 News

DISPLAY CABINETS R407F REFRIGERANT SELECTED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY REASONS

A British refrigerated display cabinets manufacturer has decided to replace R404A models with a new more efficient versions using R407F.
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31 August 2014 News

US EPA WARNING AGAINST THE USE OF PROPANE REFRIGERANTS IN EXISTING MOBILE AND STATIONARY AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS

The US EPA has issued a safety warning regarding the use of flammable refrigerants in car and home air conditioning equipment.
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30 August 2014 News

HFC-245fa ORC UNITS IMPROVE COGENERATION GAS TURBINES ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN SLOVAKIA

Ten new Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) generators using HFC-245fa as working fluid have been installed in a Slovakian district heating plant to increase the on-site efficiency of two cogeneration gas turbines.  
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29 August 2014 News

IMPROVEMENT OF COMMERCIAL BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY THROUGH ADVANCED CONTROL OF AIR CONDITIONING

American researchers, having conducted a year-long trial of the controls at malls, grocery stores and other buildings, have demonstrated that commercial buildings could substantially cut their heating and cooling electricity use by an average of 57 percent.  
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28 August 2014 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG – SEPTEMBER 2014

New Factsheet: ‘Natural’ refrigerants ? The 'Coming events' page has been updated New link added
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15 July 2014 News

Natural refirgerants? EFCTC New fact sheet

EFCTC has published a new Fact sheet: "Natural refrigerants" There is no real distinction between the processing required for any refrigerant, whether it occurs naturally in any useable form or is produced by chemical synthesis. They all require an industrial scale manufacturing process to meet quality specifications for refrigeration fluids.
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