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 supermarket industry realized a long time ago that it is impossible to solve environmental problems related to refrigerant leaks using a repair-based approach (i.e., with policies that focus on leak repair and record-keeping). Yet, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) main regulatory program to address harmful refrigerant emissions reflects a repair-based policy.
Includes a ban on the sale of all virgin HFC refrigerants with a high GWP
May 2, 2016
California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) has released a proposed strategy aimed at curbing emissions of short-lived climate pollutants, including hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The proposal targets near term emission reductions that will help California meet its 2030 greenhouse gas reduction targets.
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.
Finding R-22 and R-410A alternatives for high-ambient-temperature environments
March 7, 2016
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) High-Ambient-Temperature Evaluation Program for low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants aims to develop an understanding of the performance of low-GWP alternative refrigerants to HCFC and HFC refrigerants in mini-split air conditioners under high-ambient-temperature conditions.
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.