Stricter GWP limits, product bans and compensation for environmental damage are a few of the amendments suggested by some of the continent’s leading manufacturers of natural-refrigerant-based systems.
Andreas Meier described the German OEM’s transition from f-gas to mostly CO2 systems at the ATMO World Summit.
Cora Young of York University shares TFA research findings at ATMOsphere America
Nordic Green Procurement Criteria invokes precautionary principle in evaluating HFOs’ potential risks, webinar speakers say.
Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Denmark are preparing a proposal to restrict PFAS for the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) under the REACH regulation.
The document looks at how GWP measures up over 20 years to show the true environmental effect of common refrigerants used today.
The countries – Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Denmark – are seeking feedback on their proposal by September 19.
Researchers see a 33-fold increase in atmospheric TFA globally and up to 250-fold across Europe.
HFO-1234ze, marketed as a replacement refrigerant for HFCs, could produce significant amounts of an HFC with a GWP of more than 12,000, the study says.