The Republic of Moldova is gradually switching to natural cooling agents, with the goal of eliminating fluorinated gases by 2050

The Republic of Moldova will gradually reduce, starting 1 January 2024, the import and use of fluorinated greenhouse gases and will replace them with natural cooling agents, according to the provisions of the new law on fluorinated greenhouse gases, voted in the final reading by the Parliament. The law was developed with the support of the EU4Climate project, financed by the European Union and implemented by UNDP Moldova and is to enter into force six months after its publication. Until now, the import and use of F-gases was not regulated in Moldova.

Global warming from human cooling

The International Energy Agency estimated that greenhouse gas emissions from MAC systems globally were around 420 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2015. That was about 1 percent of global energy-related CO2 emissions that year. However, if not improved, MAC systems will become a larger share of the climate impacts of vehicles in the years ahead, as we decarbonize the fuels they run on and other components.

Through partnership with A-Gas PSA Singapore became the first port in Southeast Asia to commence use of reclaimed refrigerants

PSA Singapore operates the world’s largest container transhipment hub in Singapore, handling 37.2 million TEUs of containers in 2021. With connections to 600 ports globally, shippers have access to daily sailings to every major port in the world, operating 24/7 all year round. Beyond port operations, PSA also offers cargo solutions to customers operating in advanced manufacturing, cold chain, e- commerce, and energy and chemicals.

1 August 2022 - 2022 Ozone2Climate Technology Roadshow and Industry Roundtable convenes in Chongqing, China

The 11th Ozone2Climate (O2C) Technology Roadshow and Industry Roundtable was jointly organized by the Foreign Environmental Cooperation Center, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, China(FECO/MEE) and the China Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Industry Association (CRAA), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), as part of the 33rd International Exhibition for Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Heating and Ventilation, Frozen Food Processing, Packaging and Storage (CRH 2022), one of the three most influential annual exhibitions in the world, and the largest of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region. The event was held in Chongqing, China from 1 – 3 August 2022.

CTS research firm shows versatility of CO2

Functioning prototypes show how CO2 (R744) can be successfully used in applications such as bottle coolers, refrigerated containers and mobile air-conditioning without increasing costs or compromising on efficiency as compared to HFCs, according to Stefan Elbel, CEO of Creative Thermal Solutions (CTS), the Urbana, Illinois (U.S.), HVAC&R research company.