DuPont is trialling a new lower GWP refrigerant blend as possible “drop-in” replacement for R404A in transport refrigeration systems.
The ministry for the environment of Germany considers necessary the development of transport CO2-based air-conditioning systems
The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany made a statement about the continued development of transport air-conditioning systems based on the natural refrigerant CO2 instead of using doubtful alternative R1234yf.
By January 1, 2017 all new car models Acs must be charged with a low GWP refrigerant. The main contenders in this category at the moment are working substances CO2 and R1234yf.
The EFCTC refrigerant logbook, which was updated in order to comply with the new F-gas regulations, now is available for downloading.
Refrigerant manufacturer DuPont expects to see the low GWP R1234yf replacement in 7 million car air conditioning systems by the end of next year.
The EU is turning its energy spotlight on European airports in a bid to reduce their HVAC energy needs and carbon emissions.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) president and CEO Stephen Yurek announces that American HVACR industry will invest $5 bn in research and development funds over the next decade for new-generation refrigerants and equipment. The announcement took place at an event, sponsored by the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Around 90% of HCFCs and high-GWP HFCs could be replaced in developing countries by substances with low or moderate GWP, says a new report for the European Commission.
A team of chemistry researchers at the University of Houston claim to have developed a molecule that could capture fluorinated refrigerants.
Air conditioning manufacturers using alternative refrigerants like propane and R32 will have a marked competitive edge in India, according to a new report.
DuPont has created an updated version of its DuPrex 4.0 refrigerant comparison software to mark the sales launch of its new Opteon product range.
A petition calling for a ban on the use of “dangerous substance” R1234yf in vehicle air conditioning systems has been rejected by the European parliament.
A leading maritime equipment supplier has warned that the shipping industry is ill-prepared for the new F-gas regulations.
Retailers have called on the cooling supply chain for solutions to help them meet a triple challenge of tight margins; smaller store footprints and new refrigerant choices.
Customs officers intercepted or prevented the worldwide trade in over 1300 tonnes of ozone depleting refrigerants over an 18-month period to April 2014.
The US Environmental Protection Agency is to crack down on refrigeration facilities that are failing to implement procedures to prevent the release of ammonia.
Honeywell has today officially launched four new lower GWP refrigerants for applications ranging from supermarket refrigeration to industrial cooling.
Five managers of waste sites have been given prison terms of up to four years and 200 more could face court for incorrectly disposing of refrigerators.
Daikin says its acquisition of Solvay’s European refrigerants business will boost sales to €230m by 2018.The deal reported to be worth around €22m gives the Japanese company, best known in the West as an air conditioning manufacturer, its first refrigerant manufacturing base in Europe.
Swedish retailer ICA Gruppen has achieved the 30% CO2 reduction target it set in 2006, six years ahead of schedule.