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04.07.2019

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 tec...

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03.07.2019

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-...

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02.07.2019

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 a...

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28.06.2019

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 polic...

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28.05.2019

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 cu...

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27.05.2019

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 Dis...

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26.05.2019

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,...

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25.05.2019

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...

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24.05.2019

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...

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