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Phase-out of ozone-depleting substances
and fluorinated greenhouse gases in the Russian Federation



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

China refutes CFC11 emission claims

May 31, 2019

The Chinese government has refuted allegations that China is the source of large-scale illegal use of CFC11. Read more

Study confirms source of CFC-11 is northeastern China

May 30, 2019

Provinces of Hebei and Shandong are pinpointed as contributing 40%-60% of the increase of CFC-11 emissions since 2012, supporting EIA study. Read more

IEC amends hydrocarbon charge size limits after vote reversal

May 17, 2019

Initial industry responses appear mixed after motion to increase charge size for flammable refrigerants is passed due to the rejection of a dissenting vote for procedural reasons. Read more

Daikin looks to replace R32 in 2023

May 16, 2019

Daikin hopes to introduce a low GWP refrigerant replacement for the current R32 in air conditioners in 2023. Read more

Maritime sector urged to replace HFCs with natural refrigerants

May 06, 2019

A new report for the Nordic Council of Ministers highlights the efficiency and environmental benefits of adopting CO2 and ammonia in maritime applications. Read more

Expansion of hydrocarbon use dealt blow by IEC vote

April 29, 2019

Decision not to extend amounts of flammable gas allowed in refrigeration cabinets will now be reviewed over the next year; rejection will slow switch towards lower carbon alternatives, industry has warned. Read more

Ammonia use to grow ‘significantly’ in developing economies

April 26, 2019

The development of low-charge ammonia systems will increase uptake of this natural refrigerant in developing economies, according to Dr. Andy Pearson of Star Refrigeration. Read more

CO2 system efficiency can approach that of NH3, says U.S. operator

April 24, 2019

Henningsen Cold Storage improves efficiency of transcritical system after commissioning. Read more