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.
ODS destruction/recovery technologies
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.
A-Gas Americas, one of the largest refrigerant recovery and reclamation companies, is anticipating US ratification of the Kigali amendment “in the near future”.
To clarify implementation of legislation governing reuse, recycling, and regeneration of waste f-gases, the French Ministry for the Ecological Transition yesterday (22 November) published a guidance document governing the reuse, recycling and disposal of HFCs.
Refcom, the largest UK register for safe refrigerant handling, has called for F-gas emissions rules to be tightened in the wake of Brexit.
The European Environment Agency (EAA) published in September 2017 a report entitled Ozone-depleting substances 2016. The report summarises the data reported by European companies in accordance with the Ozone depleting substances (ODS) Regulation for 2016 and looks at the major trends since 2006. The substances concerned are those of controlled by the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer — chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), halons, carbon tetrachloride (CTC), 1,1,1-trichloroethane (TCA), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), hydrobromofluorocarbons (HBFCs), bromochloromethane (BCM) and methyl bromide (MB).
A-Gas’ Rapid Recovery service came into its own recently when asked to recover around 3 tonnes of refrigerant from a cruise ship while the vessel was still at sea.