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09 November 2020

EFCTC Position Paper on the HCFOs and their very low but nonzero ODPs

The Guidance to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of substances and mixtures Version 5.0 – July 2017 in section 5.1 Hazardous to the Ozone Layer states...
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02 July 2020

EFCTC Welcomes The Publication Of The Combined Evaluation Roadmap/Inception Impact Assessment To Revise The F-Gas Regulation

EFCTC welcomes the publication on 30th June 2020 by the European Commission of the “Combined Evaluation Roadmap/Inception Impact Assessment” (Ref. Ares(2020...
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26 June 2020

Illegal Refrigerant Imports Could Be As Much As One Third Of EU Market

Europe’s climate goals are being undermined by a thriving black market for hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The exact size of the market is unknown, but a new datab...
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26 June 2020

Illegal Refrigerant Imports Could Be As Much As One Third Of EU Market

Brussels, 26 June 2020 – Europe’s climate goals are being undermined by a thriving black market for hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The exact size of the market is unknown, but a new database created b...
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19 May 2020

EFCTC Welcomes Additional Science On HFC And HFO Breakdown Products

EFCTC welcomes the new paper by Prof. Cora Young and her team recently published in Geophysical Research Letters. The paper adds to, and reinforces, the extensi...
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06 May 2020

EFCTC Steps Up Fight Against Illegal Trade Of HFCs

Brussels, 6 May 2020 – As illegal trade in HFCs (hydrofluorocarbon gases) continues to flourish across Europe, the European FluoroCarbons Technical Committee...
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06 May 2020

EFCTC Steps Up Fight Against Illegal Trade Of HFCs

Brussels, 6 May 2020 – As illegal trade in HFCs (hydrofluorocarbon gases) continues to flourish across Europe, the European FluoroCarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC) has today launched a dedicated m...
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15 April 2020

New Kroll Findings Reveal How Illegal Imports Of HFCs Continue To Enter EU

Brussels, 15 April 2020 – New findings from corporate investigations firm Kroll provide evidence on how large quantities of illegal imports of HFCs (hydrofluorocarbon) gases are still entering the E...
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11 March 2020

EFCTC welcomes EU’s industrial strategy and proposed enforcement actions

The European FluoroCarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC) today welcomes the launch of the European Commission’s Industrial Strategy and within it the Long-term action plan for better implementation an...
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07 March 2020

Over One Thousand Illegal HFC Cylinders Seized In Port Of Rotterdam

Dutch customs and environmental enforcement authorities and OLAF have recently stopped a large shipment of 1,150 illegal HFC cylinders in the port of Rotterdam...
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26 February 2020

Enforcing the EU F-Gas Regulation, what can Member States do?

This paper explores the tools that Member States have, or can create, in the context of the EU-F-Gas Regulation. The legal base of the EU F-Gas regulation is article 191(1) of the Treaty on the Functi...
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24 February 2020

Climate efforts hampered by growing black market for illegal gases in the EU

Brussels, February 24, 2020 – There is a growing black market for illegally imported HFC (hydrofluorocarbon) gases. Illegal HFCs are brought into Europe outside of defined quotas set in place to hel...
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29 November 2019

Kroll – EFCTC seminar – Who is funding HFC Illegal trade?

EFCTC and its Investigation Agency, Kroll, held a seminar in London on 28th November to raise the awareness of the financial community on illegal trade in HFCs....
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21 November 2019

EPEE committed to work together with the UNEP to raise awareness on sustainable cooling

During the United Nation’s 31st Meeting of the Parties (MoP), taking place this week in Rome, the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE), the voice of the refrigeration, air-cond...
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07 November 2019

EPEE Press Release – How cooling can deliver on carbon neutrality and help avoid a climate crisis – #CountOnCooling

Today, the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE), the voice of the heating and cooling industry in Europe, publishes its white paper “Count on Cooling: A five-step approach to d...
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18 October 2019

F-gas Roundtable: Commission stresses that tackling illegal trade is a major priority

EFCTC members participated in the F-gas Roundtable on 14 October in Brussels. Bente Tranholm-Schwarz, Deputy Head of Unit in DG Climate Action, concentrated her comments on illegal trade in HFCs stres...
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30 September 2019

EFCTC RESPONSE ARTICLES ABOUT HFO-1234yf

SUMMARY - EFCTC has, through its newsletter and website , already commented in the past on all the points raised in recent articles “Refrigerant R1234yf again in criticism” and an article about HF...
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30 September 2019

EFCTC RESPONSE TO RECENT ARTICLES ABOUT HFO-123yf-KEY POINTS BRIEF

EFCTC has, through its newsletter and website, already commented in the past on all the points raised in recent articles “Refrigerant R1234yf again in criticism” and an article about HFOs in the S...
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16 September 2019

EFCTC stepping up actions against Illegal Trade in HFCs

Whilst many have taken their Summer vacations, the activities to combat illegal trade in HFCs have gained further momentum. Work has been consolidated on the valuable information received from over 15...
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02 September 2019

Study for EFCTC shows big holes in Member State implementation and enforcement of the F-gas Regulation

The European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC) carried out an analysis of the legal implementation and enforcement of the F-gas Regulation 517/2014 in 12 Member States. The study performed by...
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29 August 2019

Council of the European Union – Better enforcement of the EU phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons

Delegations will find in the Annex an information note from the Commission on the above subject, to be dealt with under "Any other business" at the Council (Environment) meeting on 5 March 2019. &n...
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13 August 2019

EFCTC raises awareness of EU Automobile Service companies on the use of illegally imported HFCs

In response to rapid emergence of illegal traffic of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs- or refrigerants) across the EU, and in order to assist the EU and Member States, the European Fluorocarbons Technical Com...
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08 August 2019

EFCTC Recognises eBay and other E-Commerce platforms for the Removal of 100 Illegal Refrigerant Listings

As part of its campaign to stem the flow of illegal refrigerants in Europe, EFCTC recognises the efforts by a number of e-commerce platforms including eBay, to identify and remove nearly 100 listings...
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23 July 2019

EFCTC Recommends the destruction of seized illegal HFCs

The European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC) has issued a Position paper which analyses the options available to the authorities in Member States for the treatment and disposal of Hydrofluor...
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01 July 2019

EFCTC Whistle-Blowing Line on Illegal HFCs Nears 100 Reports

The EFCTC "Action Line" has already received nearly 100 reports of possible illegal trade in HFCs since its opening three months ago. As part of its efforts to accelerate the adoption of lower global...
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26 June 2019

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) presents an analysis of Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) trade data and information from industry and Member States relating to the illegal trade in HFCs

EFCTC is pleased to welcome an update of the initial report by the Environmental Investigation Agency that was presented by Fionnuala Walravens (EIA campaigner) at the 18th European Conference on Late...
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26 June 2019

EFCTC CEOs write to Automobile CEOs to request their assistance in the fight against Illegal HFC Trade

In response to rapid emergence of illegal traffic of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs- or refrigerants) across the EU, and in order to assist the EU and Member States, the European Fluorocarbons Technical Com...
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26 June 2019

The European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC) joins the World Refrigeration Day (WRD) on June 26th

The European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC) joins with other industry trade associations and professional bodies from around the globe in supporting World Refrigeration Day (WRD) on June 26...
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03 June 2019

EFCTC Press release: letter to competent authorities for ADR application

In response to rapid emergence of illegal traffic of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs- or refrigerants) across the EU, and in order to assist the EU and Member States, EFCTC has launched a multi-level program...
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16 April 2019

EFCTC response to EIA report on the illegal import of HFCs into the European Union

The European FluoroCarbons Technical Committee welcomes the report by the Environmental Investigation Agency on the illegal import of HFCs into the European Union. This report complements the work tha...
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09 April 2019

EPEE AGM discusses the potential of Heating & Cooling in the EU’s pathway to decarbonisation

Brussels, 3 April 2019:The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the European Partnership for Energy and the environment (EPEE) had again a very busy agenda....
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28 March 2019

European Fluorocarbon Producers Sponsor Illegal Trade Action Line

In response to rapid emergence of illegal traffic of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs- or refrigerants) across the European Union, the European trade association of fluorocarbon producers has launched a progr...
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20 November 2017

EFCTC joins the Parties to celebrate 30 years of the Montreal Protocol

Thirty years ago governments met in Montreal and reached agreement on the Montreal Protocol, the world’s most successful environmental treaty. At that time, the focus was on protecting the ozone lay...
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16 November 2017

EFCTC joins the Parties to celebrate 30 years of the Montreal Protocol

Thirty years ago governments met in Montreal and reached agreement on the Montreal Protocol, the world’s most successful environmental treaty. At that time, the focus was on protecting the ozone lay...
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REFRIGERANTS : THE COLD NUMBERS
18 October 2017

REFRIGERANTS : THE COLD NUMBERS

When it comes to the impact of refrigerants on the environment, you can find lots of data but much is used out of context. Here are some of the facts put in perspective....
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20 September 2017

Projet de taxe sur les fluides frigorigènes HFC : Les professionnels unanimement opposés à un impôt supplémentaire incohérent

Le gouvernement travaille à un projet de taxe sur les fluides HFC (fluides frigorigènes). Ce nouvel impôt serait inséré dans la loi de finances pour 2018. Le 6 juillet dernier, Nicolas Hulot, mi...
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KIGALI AMENDMENT
16 February 2017

KIGALI AMENDMENT

Effects of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on the Climate Impact of Hfcs...
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17 October 2016

EPEE statement: ‘Global deal on HFCs represents landmark milestone in our effort to tackle climate change’

Brussels, 17 October 2016: The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE), representing the heating, cooling, refrigeration and heat pump industry in Europe, applauds the agreement rea...
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DELIVERING FOOD FRESH GLOBALLY
11 January 2016

DELIVERING FOOD FRESH GLOBALLY

Globally, most modern temperature controlled refrigerated transport relies on HFC refrigerants....
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HFCs AND HEAT PUMPS
11 January 2016

HFCs AND HEAT PUMPS

Heat pumps are much more efficient than other forms of heating and are widely used: they extract energy from air or water and transfer it to heat homes and office buildings. Compared to direct heating...
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HFCs MAKE MDIs WORK
11 January 2016

HFCs MAKE MDIs WORK

HFCs propellant requires boiling point between -30oC and -10oC ensuring good atomisation to a very fine mist inhaled deeply into the lungs providing good delivery of the correct dose of medicine....
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METERED DOSE INHALERS
11 January 2016

METERED DOSE INHALERS

The preferred means of treating patients with serious respiratory illnesses is to deliver medication directly into the lungs via inhalation therapy....
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TRIFLUOROACETIC ACID (TFA)
11 January 2016

TRIFLUOROACETIC ACID (TFA)

TFA is a naturally occurring substance but can also be produced by HOOC CF the breakdown of some HFCs or HFOs and HCFCs in the atmosphere....
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YEAR AFTER YEAR
11 January 2016

YEAR AFTER YEAR

During the foam lifetime the excellent insulation performance of HFCs reduces CO2 emissions due to energy savings more than offsetting the emissions of HFCs (greenhouse gases) during foam manufacture,...
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BUILDINGS MATTER
05 January 2016

BUILDINGS MATTER

Insulation foam is one of the most efficient types of insulation and can be used for new and existing buildings. Improving the energy performance of the existing building stock is a key objective in t...
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