American Chemical Society award cites development of HFO-1234yf as R-134a replacement
July 4, 2016
The American Chemical Society (ACS) has recognized seven Honeywell scientists with the ACS’ prestigious Heroes of Chemistry Award for the development of a low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant being adopted for vehicles globally.
Thierry Vanlancker, president of its fluoroproducts business at the Chemours Co., is retiring. Chemours also announced it is investing in large-scale manufacturing to expand supply of its Opteon™ family of refrigerants.
It will create the world’s largest facility for manufacturing HFOs
May 11, 2016
The Chemours Co. announced it is investing in large-scale manufacturing to expand supply of its Opteon™ family of refrigerants. Chemours will invest $230 million over three years to construct a new facility at its Corpus Christi site in Ingleside, Texas, with start-up expected in the third quarter of 2018.
The company subjected the refrigerants to intensive testing
May 2, 2016
Compressor manufacturer Bitzer has approved the hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) refrigerants R-1234yf and R-1234ze(E) for its CSH and CSW screw compressors. The two alternatives to R-134a have a global warming potential (GWP) of less than 10.
Production is expected to begin by the end of 2016
May 2, 2016
Honeywell has entered into a supply agreement with a Chinese manufacturer to produce Honeywell Solstice® yf (HFO-1234yf), further extending its global supply base for this low-global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluoroolefin refrigerant.
Technology and supply partnership will help meet growing global demand
April 5, 2016
Honeywell announced it has entered into a supply agreement and technology license with an Indian manufacturer to produce Honeywell Solstice® yf, an automobile refrigerant with a global warming potential (GWP) of less than 1. The company noted that the refrigerant is also being used in a growing number of stationary applications.
First supermarket 1234ze/CO2 cascade with heat recovery expects savings of over a third vs. conventional system
March 7, 2016
Honeywell Solstice ze (HFO 1234ze) refrigerant is being combined with carbon dioxide in a new supermarket cascade system designed to deliver heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration in one comprehensive, low-carbon solution.
Latest update includes approvals for HC and HFO refrigerants
February 29, 2016
In follow-up to the document that Tecumseh issued in June 2015 regarding recommended refrigerants, the company has continued to test various low-global warming potential (GWP) options with the objective of determining suitable replacements for R-404A and R-134a.
A blended refrigerant can significantly reduce global warming potential
December 1, 2015
Master-Bilt®, manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment, has introduced its new Alternative Industrial Refrigerant (AIR) Initiative which outlines the use of hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) blended refrigerants and foaming agents to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Significant New Alternative Policy (SNAP) guidelines.
Several companies have invested millions of dollars into research and development of low-GWP (global-warming potential) refrigerants, resulting in a number of options for contractors seeking alternatives to the refrigerants that have been delisted under the EPA’s recent rule.