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30.09.2019

EFCTC RESPONSE TO RECENT ARTICLES ABOUT HFO-1234yf

EFCTC has, through its newsletter and website(1), already commented in the past on all the points raised in recent articles “Refrigerant R1234yf again in crit...

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29.09.2019

ILLEGAL TRADE ROUND-UP OCTOBER 2019

In this round-up, a summary of EFCTC actions and initiatives, seizures of illegal HFCs and disposables and new UK guidance on refillable containers. EFCTC activ...

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28.09.2019

HFO-1234yf HEAT PUMP FOR ELECTRIC CARS EXTENDS RANGE BY UP TO 20%

Almost 100% of new passenger cars sold in the EU use HFO-1234yf as refrigerant to provide air-conditioning. For electric vehicles, there is no combustion engine...

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27.09.2019

TRANSPORT REFRIGERATION RECENT DEVELOPMENTS TO REDUCE EMISSIONS AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION

Transport refrigeration in the EU has already implemented measures to reduce refrigerant emissions, through the use of R-513A and R-452A as lower GWP replacemen...

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26.09.2019

IN BRIEF 2019 OZONE HOLE

Chemical reactions in the stratosphere involving chlorine and bromine from ozone depleting substances cause ozone in the southern polar region to be destroyed....

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04.09.2019

ILLEGAL TRADE ROUND-UP September 2019

The efforts by industry groups, compliance officials and NGOs are ensuring the scale and urgency of illegal trade in HFCs is now widely recognised and there is...

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01.09.2019

R-410A STILL HAS AN IMPORTANT ROLE TO PLAY DURING HFC PHASE-DOWN

While R-32 is replacing R-410A in a range of air-conditioning and heat pump applications, R-410A still has an important role to play during the F-Gas phase-down...

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28.08.2019

RECLAIMED R-410A USED IN NEW AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEMS

Equipment manufacturer saves, in one year, 154 tonnes of R-410A by using recovered R-410A from operating installations, reclaiming it to the same quality as vir...

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27.08.2019

IN BRIEF: DIRECT AND INDIRECT GWPS FOR VERY LOW GWP SUBSTANCES

In simple terms, direct GWPs are the warming effect of emitting 1 kg of a substance compared to 1 kg of CO2 over a specific time period usually 100 years. Subst...

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