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Euro associations warn of illegal refrigerant risks

July 23, 2019

The leading European air conditioning and refrigeration associations are behind a new document warning of the consequences of buying refrigerant from unsafe sources. Read more

Updating HC standards is key to meeting Kigali targets, says EIA

July 22, 2019

In new report issued to Montreal Protocol, the NGO calls for national approval of IEC’s new 500-g charge limit and an increase of limit for ACs. Read more

A return to ammonia in China

July 12, 2019

The country is revising safety standards, focusing on training and considering new technology to overcome concerns stemming from major accidents. Read more

EIA calls on Montreal Protocol to check illegal trade

July 12, 2019

The Environmental Investigation Agency has called for a “comprehensive fitness check” of the Montreal Protocol to ensure the phase out of ODS and the phase down of HFC refrigerants. Read more

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Officially Announces Use of CO2 for Ice Venues

July 03, 2019

The Beijing 2022 Organising Committee said that CO2 systems will be used in the speed skating, figure skating, short track and ice hockey training venues. Read more

Illegal R134a revealed as potentially dangerous fake

July 01, 2019

Car workshops in Romania are being warned that illegal R134a flooding the market includes fake material that is damaging vehicle air conditioning systems. Read more

US to investigate Chinese HFC refrigerant imports

June 27, 2019

The US Department of Commerce has initiated investigations to determine whether imports of HFC refrigerants from China are circumventing the 2016 antidumping duty order on HFC blends. Read more

No F-gas exemption for European manufacturers

June 25, 2019

European air conditioning and refrigeration manufacturers seeking a “reconsideration” of F-gas export provisions, which they say makes their products uncompetitive, have been rejected by the EU commissioner. Read more

World's largest transcritical CO2 system commissioned in California

June 21, 2019

The 4 MW (1,137 TR) system was installed at a meat processing facility earlier this year. Read more

Mexichem launches illegal refrigerant awareness campaign

June 20, 2019

Manufacturer hopes to raise awareness of threats to industry from illegal refrigerant products in line with broader industry efforts to crackdown on black-market HFCs. Read more

EU climate plans ignore the F-gas regulations

June 19, 2019

EPEE has accused EU members of failing to address the potential of HVACR in their National Energy & Climate Plans (NECPs) and ignoring the importance of the F-gas regulations. Read more

EC says “small” illegal trade will not affect F-gas goals

June 14, 2019

The European Commission still insists that the illegal trade in HFCs within Europe is in small quantities, despite evidence to the contrary. Read more

Japan tightening HFC recovery regulations

June 11, 2019

The bill will fine violations and require HFC recovery certificates. Read more

Hotline receives over 50 illegal activity reports

June 05, 2019

The EFCTC’s confidential Action Line is said to have made a “promising” start with over 50 reports of illegal refrigerant activity received since its launch in March. Read more

IIAR’s ‘huge opportunity’ with hydrocarbons

June 04, 2019

Code consultant Jeff Shapiro thinks the trade group can offer safety guidelines for flammable refrigerants where ASHRAE and code bodies fall short. Read more