A-Gas continues to play a key role during the coronavirus crisis, its Rapid Recovery service recently removing high GWP refrigerants from a hospital maternity unit during the current lockdown.
ODS destruction/recovery technologies
The European refrigerant producers group EFCTC is recommending the destruction of seized illegal HFCs, with offenders made to meet the associated costs.
The Chinese government has refuted allegations that China is the source of large-scale illegal use of CFC11.
The Environmental Investigation Agency has called for greater monitoring capacity and enforcement of the Montreal Protocol after a new report confirmed large scale emissions of ozone depleting CFC11.
An international team of atmospheric scientists has pinpointed eastern China as the major source of the rise in emissions of ozone depleting CFC11 first reported last year.
Illegal refrigerant imports and sales activity in Europe can now be easily reported, and in confidence, through a new website established by the refrigerant producers group EFCTC.
Companies trading in HFC refrigerants or importing products that contain HFCs need to register in order to continue trading in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
In the event of a no-deal Brexit, companies that currently require quotas under the European F-gas phase-down mechanism will need to apply for a UK quota before 30 March 2019.
The failure of Finland, Germany, Greece and Sweden to correctly treat waste fridges and freezers is a threat to European climate protection goals, a new report claims.
A new official report shows a continued decrease in the concentration of ozone-depleting substances in the atmosphere and confirms a continued recovery of the ozone layer.
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has called for a worldwide ban on disposable, non-refillable refrigerant cylinders.
Under pressure as a source of illegal CFC emissions, China has repeated its intention to “resolutely crack down” on the illegal production and use of ODS.
Researchers at the University of Bristol have pinpointed eastern Asia as the source of a large proportion of emissions of an ozone-depleting precursor used in the production of refrigerants.
The US Environmental Protection Agency is looking to roll back its rules relating to HFC leak checking and is seeking comment on other rules on refrigerant recovery and refrigerant handling.
On Tuesday 25th September 2018 10:30 to 11:30 the IOR will hold a free webinar on refrigerant recovery, recycling and reuse.
Advanced Engineering has revealed details of the first Bosch-brand recovery machine, the RG4.0.
With rising refrigerant prices and restricted supply due to the European F-gas phase down, contractors have been reminded of the importance of recycling and careful cylinder management.
The capabilities of the A-Gas Rapid Recovery service were tested recently when called upon to retrofit over 100 convenience stores in just six weeks.
F-Gas quota is increasing in importance as refrigerant supply continues to decline, in line with the limits set out in the F-Gas Regulations. It is vital that businesses work together to protect and grow the industry during times of tightening refrigerant supply.
Refrigerant supplier and reclaimer A-Gas has expanded its European influence with the acquisition of German company Arthur Friedrichs Kaeltemittel GmbH.