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26 August 2019 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG – USEFUL LINKS SEPTEMBER 2018

New resources and information about TFA: The new ‘LEARN ABOUT TFA For a wide range of information about Trifluoroacetic acid/acetate as a breakdown product of some HFCs and some HFOs’ is supplemen...
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12 August 2019 News

Illegal Trade of refrigerants leaflet – New versions in Slovak, German and Dutch

As part of a broader communications campaign, four leading associations in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) sector – EPEE, AREA, ASERCOM and EFCTC – have join...
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06 August 2019 News

Regolamento FGAS, il Governo italiano approva decreto per nuove sanzioni

Dopo la procedura di infrazione avviata dalla Commissione Europea, il Governo italiano muove i primi passi per conformarsi al Regolamento (UE) n. 517/2014. La scorsa settimana la Commissione aveva es...
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30 July 2019 News

EPEE, AREA, Asercom and EFCTC Flammable Refrigerants leaflet: Hungarian version

Already translated into 15 EU languages, the EPEE, AREA, Asercom and EFCTC  "Flammable Refrigerants" leaflet for installers is now translated into Hungarian. The leaflet discusses illegal trade whic...
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22 July 2019 News

EPEE, AREA, ASERCOM and EFCTC have developed a leaflet for installers highlighting the risks illegal trade of refrigerants entails

As part of a broader communications campaign, four leading associations in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) sector – EPEE, AREA, ASERCOM and EFCTC – have joined...
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08 July 2019 News

2018 : HFCs CONTRIBUTE 1.03% TO ATMOSPHERIC GREENHOUSE GASES

The US NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has released its 2018 update of the AGGI (Annual Greenhouse Gas Index), which follows the evolution of the radiative forcing (ability of a...
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07 July 2019 News

EU 2019 GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORY REPORT DETAILS HFC EMISSIONS

The EU publishes annually its official inventory submission under the UNFCCC. Reported emissions of HFCs declined in 2017 compared to 2016 by 2.5%. Between 2014 and 2017 (note: a period before the la...
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06 July 2019 News

ILLEGAL TRADE ROUND-UP

The independent contractor for the Illegal Trade “Action Line” https://efctc.integrityline.org has indicated that the submissions to the Action Line are of high quality and provide good detail abo...
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05 July 2019 News

A BRIEF HISTORY OF ILLEGAL TRADE IN ODSs AND HFCs

The successive phase-outs of CFCs and HCFCs and the phase-down of HFCs has inevitably resulted in illegal trade activity regionally and globally. The exact scale of the illegal trade can only ever be...
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04 July 2019 News

REFRIGERANT ANALYZERS USED TO HELP IDENTIFY ILLEGAL TRADE

Refrigerant analysers are being used by international customs agencies to help prevent the import of illegal refrigerants. Handheld analysers using infrared technology are being used to identify the r...
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03 July 2019 News

IN BRIEF: EFFECTS OF SHORT-LIVED (SOME HFCS) AND LONG-LIVED GASES

Long-lived greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere, so continued emissions of these gases lead to continually increasing warming. Warming created by long-lived gases is not naturally reversible...
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02 July 2019 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG JULY – AUGUST 2019

EFCTC is pleased to welcome an update of the initial report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), an analysis of Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) trade data and information from industry and Member...
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28 June 2019 News

New Chemicals Policy Strategy adopted on 26 June highlighted the importance of combatting the illegal trade and trafficking of harmful substances and waste also at global level

On 26 June, the Council of the European Union published the new Chemicals Policy Strategy, which highlights the need to develop a sustainable EU chemicals policy strategy. The topics covered are REACH...
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28 May 2019 News

HEAT PUMPS ADOPTING A RANGE OF LOWER GWP FLUOROCARBON REFRIGERANTS

Increased adoption of heat pumps will help to decarbonise heating. The majority of heat pumps use fluorinated hydrocarbons with R-410A being most widely used currently, but lower GWP HFC-32, HFO/HFC b...
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27 May 2019 News

INNOVATIVE DISTRICT GROUND SOURCE SYSTEM USING HFC-134A HEAT PUMPS WINS INDUSTRY AWARD

A low-carbon renewable energy project retrofitted of HFC-134a ground source heat pumps into 400 flats in eight tower blocks in London. The project was named District Heating Project of The Year at the...
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26 May 2019 News

ILLEGAL TRADE ROUND-UP

Promising start for the Illegal Trade Action Line. The use of the Action Line is completely confidential and independently operated by a specialized consultant, but EFCTC has been informed about the l...
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25 May 2019 News

SCIENTISTS AT CERN EVALUATING HFOs FOR PARTICLE DETECTORS

The planned 3-year shutdown at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will enable repairs and upgrade the accelerator to be able collect more detailed data about fundamental particles in the universe. S...
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24 May 2019 News

IN BRIEF HEAT PUMPS – UNDERSTANDING METRICS FOR TOTAL EMISSIONS

Depending on the refrigerant used the level of benefit from using a heat pump is at least about an order of magnitude greater than the emissions associated with refrigerant loss. There are three main...
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23 May 2019 News

European Fluorocarbon Producers Sponsor Illegal Trade Action Line – Press release translations

The EFCTC Press Release English version, published on 28 April 2019 has been translated into 5 other European languages. English version European Fluorocarbon Producers Sponsor Illegal Trade Action...
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23 May 2019 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG JUNE 2018

New Brock & Ollie short video about HFOs and TFA. Ollie Ollie: “Brock, you told me that HFOs are great refrigerants with very low global warming potentials, very short atmospheric lifetimes and...
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30 April 2019 News

2018 SCIENTIFIC ASSESSMENT OF OZONE DEPLETION UPDATE ON GWPs AND ATMOSPHERIC LIFETIMES FOR HFCS AND HFOS

The F-Gas Regulation 517/2014 references GWPs based on the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) adopted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, unless otherwise indicated in Annex I. Use and placi...
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29 April 2019 News

ILLEGAL TRADE ROUND-UP

Raising awareness of illegal trade and how individuals and can work to deal with the issue is an important step to reducing the illegal trade, but industry needs the wholehearted support of compliance...
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28 April 2019 News

CHILLERS INCREASINGLY USE LOWER GWP FLUOROCARBON REFRIGERANTS

A range of HFC refrigerants are used for chillers, as these span a wide range of cooling duties, and use scroll screw and centrifugal compressors. Increasingly lower GWP refrigerants are being used in...
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