DEFRA has issued warnings of new F-gas rules that will ban virgin high GWP refrigerants, like R404A, in systems of 40 tonnes CO2e or more from 1 January 2020.
Daikin hopes to introduce a low GWP refrigerant replacement for the current R32 in air conditioners in 2023.
Controls manufacturer Carel has worked with refrigerated cabinet manufacturer Arneg to provide high efficiency CO2 refrigeration for a new Famila supermarket in the northern Italian town of Lonigo.
Engie Refrigeration has supplied three 2.4MW water-cooled Quantum chillers operating on low GWP refrigerant R1234ze for a large French pharmaceutical and chemical corporation.
The Republic of Armenia has become the 71st country to ratify the Kigali Amendment to phase down HFCs under the Montreal Protocol.
Further F-gas emission reductions and tougher action on non-compliance will be required if the UK is to achieve a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050.
The Nordic Council of Ministers has recommended that the marine shipping industry convert its refrigeration systems to “natural” refrigerants.
The Trump administration is reported to be planning to restore compliance credits for US automakers that could encourage greater use of low GWP refrigerant R1234yf in car ac systems.
Woerle, a traditional Austrian cheesemaker known for its reliance on natural ingredients, has chosen a “natural” refrigeration system for its production site at Henndorf, near Salzburg.
The International Electrotechnical Commission has voted against increasing the charge limit on flammable refrigerants in commercial refrigeration under IEC 60335-2-89.
Heads of industry, environmental and government organisations will again gather in Milan in June for the 18th European Conference on the latest Technologies in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.
Despite some enforcement success, EU member states are failing to apply penalties to those breaching the European F-gas regulations and the refrigerant phase down system.
The EIA has called for stronger enforcement by member states and the introduction of a shipment licensing system to counter the illegal European trade in HFC refrigerants.
The IOR has updated its guidance note on fixed leak detection, which is now available for download.
The Guardia Civil has uncovered an alleged illegal trade in refrigerant R22 being carried out by a Valencia-based company which is thought to have netted up to €1m.
Customs officers in the southern Bulgarian town of Kapitan Andreevo have foiled an attempt to smuggle HFC refrigerant into the country in illegal disposable cylinders.
Authorities in Łódź have intercepted a shipment of 25 tonnes of illegal refrigerant with a market value of around €600,000.
Korea’s largest hypermarket chain, E-mart, has selected Chemours lower GWP refrigerant Opteon XP40 (R449A) for use in its refrigeration systems.
Chemours has claimed that in analysis tests on five commercially available refrigerants on the US market, four failed to meet AHRI 700 specifications.
Ciat has introduced a new range of split air conditioning systems using lower GWP refrigerant R32.