EFCTC Response to Refolution Report on HFOs and degradation product

EFCTC Response to Refolution Report on HFOs and degradation product

31 March 2021

EFCTC Response to “Report and statement of the downsides of HFO refrigerant usage - Impact of fluorochemical refrigerants and their degradation products on the environment and health” by Refolution Industriekälte GmbH Refolution

New report on HFO/TFA adds little to the already detailed understanding of environmental and health effects.

The “Report and statement of the downsides of HFO refrigerant usage - Impact of fluorochemical refrigerants and their degradation products on the environment and health” by Refolution Industriekälte GmbH compiles a wide range of publicly available information and does acknowledge that the environmental effects of TFA are considered to be negligible over the next few decades. Some of the statements and conclusions in the report would have benefitted from additional explanation to provide context.