hydrofluorocarbon refrigerant News

  • EPA approves alternatives for super-greenhouse HFC refrigerants

    The U.S. EPA took a major step this week towards reducing the fastest growing greenhouses gas in the United States by approving three low global warming potential (GWP) hydrocarbon alternatives to hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, HFC emissions are growing so fast they threaten to push the climate system past the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Entertaining Dream: GE 30-Inch Monogram® Refrigerators Offer Sleek Styling, Chef-Inspired Features in Slim Housing

    Consumers need not venture to an upscale restaurant to be wined and dined. That luxury experience can be achieved in a small package, all in the comfort of their own homes. GE Monogram® 30-inch wide refrigerators offer an exquisite design that starts with options like an integrated wine reserve and ends with staple features like a “convertible” ...


    By General Electric

  • Honeywell to Invest $33 Million in Louisiana Facility

    Honeywell (NYSE: HON)announced today that it will invest $33 million in its Baton Rouge, La., manufacturing facility – one of the leading suppliers of refrigerants in the U.S. – to produce a low-global-warming material used in insulation and aerosols. This investment will provide the Baton Rouge facility with the ability to produce Honeywell's new low-global-warming-potential (GWP) ...


    By Honeywell

  • Energy Department Releases Roadmaps on HVAC Technologies, Water Heating, Appliances, and Low-GWP Refrigerants

    The Research & Development Roadmap for Next-Generation Low Global Warming Potential Refrigerants provides recommendations on R&D activities that will help accelerate the transition to low-GWP refrigerants across the entire HVAC&R industry. In Fall 2014, the Emerging Technologies Program released four roadmaps, providing BTO with recommendations for R&D activities to pursue and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • `B-COOL` EU project developing eco-friendly car air conditioning

    The EU-funded B-COOL project, set to end in 2008, has been developing a new, high-efficiency, low-cost air-conditioning system for small, A and B segment cars, using CO2 as a refrigerant. Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), once the replacement of choice for ozone-harmful chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in refrigeration and air conditioning systems, have no known effects on the ozone layer, but do contribute ...

  • Poor nations urged to leapfrog harmful HFC refrigerants

    Efforts to rid the world of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a group of powerful greenhouse gases mainly used as refrigerants, may depend on developing nations being able to leapfrog these chemicals to less harmful alternatives, an environmental group has warned. HFCs were introduced following the 1989 Montreal Protocol as a replacement for chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which deplete the ozone layer, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • EPA Approves Three alternative refrigerants to replace hydrofluorocarbons in commercial and household freezers/first time that hydrocarbon substitutes will be widely used in the U.S.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added three hydrocarbons as acceptable alternatives in household and small commercial refrigerators and freezers through EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. EPA took action after requests from Ben and Jerry’s and General Electric, as well as A.S. Trust & Holdings, and True Manufacturing, a family-owned small ...

  • Commitments Made to Reduce Black Carbon, Methane and Hydrofluorocarbons

    Governments and industry leaders in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) today committed to further essential advances in reducing short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) that have a global warming potential many times that of the main greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. The SLCP Focus Day brought together some 30 Ministers and CEOs highlighting the importance and urgency of acting on the issue, ...

  • Energy Department Invests Nearly $8 Million to Develop Next-Generation HVAC Systems for Buildings

    The Energy Department today announced nearly $8 million to advance research and development of next-generation heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) technologies, supporting the Administration's goal of saving money by saving energy, and phasing down the use of chemicals that have a devastating effect on the global climate. With air conditioning using large and growing amounts of ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Weather disasters increasing from climate change, says UN

    A definitive UN science report released today confirms the link between climate change and extreme weather events, including punishing heat waves, droughts, and torrential rains and resulting floods. The report warns that the U.S. will suffer heat waves, droughts, and more powerful hurricanes like Irene, with vulnerable people and places likely to suffer most from extreme weather, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Canada invests in clean air solutions

    Canada's Environment Minister Peter Kent has announced an additional $10 million contribution to the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants and a $2.5 million contribution to the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN). The announcement was made prior to the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate where representatives of 17 major economies are ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 3 Big Takeaways from the New Global Commitment to Phase Down HFCs

    International climate action took an encouraging step forward today. President Obama reached agreements with the G-20 and with China to phase down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used in appliances like refrigerators and air conditioners. The new agreements—if carried out effectively—could make a dent in short-term and long-term warming: The latest data ...

  • RemTec International Announces the Expansion of their Halon and Refrigerant Reclamation Services to the Middle East Region

    BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - In conjunction with Pan Gulf Industrial Systems, RemTec International has announced it will commence Halon reclamation and banking operations in the Middle East as of November 2010. This halocarbon reclamation facility will be the first of its kind in the region. Located on the second Dammam industrial city, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it will also provide services ...


    By A-Gas Americas

  • US-China climate deal was long in the works

    Disparate interests ranging from environmental activists to businesses and industry are lining up to support a first-of-its-kind deal between the U.S. and China to phase out a chemical blamed for climate change. Although it took most proponents by surprise, the deal was in the bag before President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived at the California desert retreat where they ...


    By Associated Press

  • Climate and clean air coalition one year old

    The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) celebrates its first anniversary this week. The Coalition was launched by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with an initial group of six country partners and the United Nations Environment Programme. Canada is a founding partner in the Coalition, which has grown to 55 partners, including 27 countries, the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Governments, International Organisations, and NGOs Move to Protect Lives and the Climate from Dangerous Air Pollution.

    "Steps to address short-lived climate pollutants are now seen as an essential complement of the aggressive mitigation actions needed to combat climate change," United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement at the opening of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition's (CCAC) High Level Assembly in Geneva this week. "The Coalition's mobilization of concrete actions to reduce emissions ...

  • EU fluorinated gases phase-down remains on track

    European Union efforts to phase-down the production and import of fluorinated greenhouse-gases (F-gases) made good progress in 2016, according to the latest annual update published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today. The EEA report ‘Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2017,’ tracks progress in the phase-down based on data reported by European companies on their activities ...

  • Honeywell and Sinochem Announce Formation of Joint Venture in China

    Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Sinochem Group announced today they have signed an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture to produce and sell blowing agents for energy efficient foam insulation in China to meet growing demand in the Asia region for more energy efficient and environmentally friendlier materials. The formation of the joint venture is subject to Chinese government approval. The joint ...


    By Honeywell

  • EPA Proposes New Rules to Reduce Potent Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Today, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy joined private and public sector leaders for a second annual White House roundtable discussion about the progress made and new steps taken to curb emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning. Administrator McCarthy announced several new actions the agency will take to help support a smooth ...

  • New report presents pathway for U.S. to reach 17 percent emissions target

    Analysis finds U.S. is currently not on track to reach its 17% target, but has the tools to get there New analysis by the World Resources Institute finds that the United States is currently not on track to reach its stated goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020 (below 2005 levels), but it has the tools to get there. The new report, “Can the U.S. Get There from ...

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