Phase-out of ozone-depleting substances and fluorinated greenhouse gases in the Russian Federation
  • Arctic Council
  • Nefco
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
  • ICSTI
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Establishment of the ODS and F-gas recycling and disposal system in the Murmansk oblast

Background

The survey conducted during Phase 1 revealed that the system for ODS and F-gas recovery, recuperation, reclamation, recirculation, and disposal does not function in the Murmansk oblast.

At the same time, the Russian legislation requires business entities to apply environmental-friendly approaches to the handling of ODS and ODS-containing equipment:

  • ODS-containing equipment may not be placed on the landfill without recovery of ODSs for further recirculation (recycling) or disposal;
  • producers and importers (including those of industrial refrigeration equipment) take financial responsibility for the disposal of produced equipment in an environmentally safe manner. Producers and importers are obliged either to pay the environmental fee or to ensure the collection and disposal of a certain number of units of refrigeration equipment independently or through specialized recovery companies.

By 2020 the deficit of ODSs for servicing of existing refrigeration equipment emerged, so the system will allow accumulating stocks of recycled and reclaimed refrigerants.

Component activities

The planned component activities to be financed by the grant of the Arctic Council Project Support are:

  • developing the package of documents, including feasibility study and technical documentation for the establishment of an ODS and F-gas recycling and disposal system in the Murmansk oblast;
  • establishing the recycling system on the base of the servicing organization selected during Phase 1 (BarentsCool Ltd);
  • suppling the set of equipment to collect and recycle ODSs and F-gases;
  • training the personnel, and launching the ODS and F-gas recycling and disposal system in the Murmansk oblast;
  • obtaining permits.

Some works will be performed by the technical assistance recipient as its co-financing obligation.

Outcomes of the Project

The creation of the ODS and F-gas recycling and disposal system at BarentsCool Ltd will reduce the risk of purchasing illegal ODSs and prevent large emissions of these substances from refrigeration equipment after decommissioning.

ODSs and F-gases to be reclaimed will be recycled in accordance with the Montreal Protocol and the Russian legislation.

The substances that cannot be reclaimed will be destructed using the technologies approved by the Montreal Protocol.

Summary of the final report “Development of a feasibility study and technical documentation for the establishment of the recycling and disposal system in the fishing industry of the Murmansk oblast for ozone-depleting substances and fluorinated greenhouse gases”

Attention! The project budget does not provide for the purchase of any equipment to destruct ODS and F-gases.

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