Refrigerants & Reclaim

EPA Pushed To Explain R-22 Phaseout Plans

New Era Seeks Faster HCFC Phaseout Solution
April 21, 2014

In a written statement, New Era said it wants a satisfactory response from the EPA by early June or litigation will be initiated.


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IOR Conference Examines the State of Refrigerants

Programs Established to Reinforce Importance of Leakage and System Performance
April 21, 2014

The IOR chose the subject of refrigerant containment for the re-launch of its annual conference, enabling it to assess progress and examine technology. 


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Safety, Security Top 2014 IIAR Conference

Industry Experts, Former Astronaut, Homeland Security Official Offer Comments
April 21, 2014

The IIAR Industrial Refrigeration Conference and Heavy Equipment Show featured messages from industry experts, a former astronaut, and an official with the Department of Homeland Security.


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April 18, 2014: Department of Commerce Looks at Duties on China R-134a Imports

Interim Plan Part of Effort to Control Questionable Refrigerants
April 18, 2014

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has joined the ruckus over questions about the importation of HFC-134a refrigerant from China. On April 14 the federal agency released what it calls a “preliminary Countervailing Duty Determination (CVD).”


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April 16, 2014: New Era Continues Pressure on EPA over R-22 Production

Appeal Seeks to Overturn HCFC-22 Production Allowances
April 16, 2014

New Era Group Inc. announced that it has filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia over a ruling issued in mid-2013 allowing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continue to allow production and importation of HCFC-22 refrigerant.


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Reviewing all Aspects of Recovery Equipment

Old Requirements, New Equipment Dictate Recovery Procedures
April 7, 2014

What has changed over the past 25 years or so is the recovery equipment, and the latest generation of such equipment is a considerable improvement over that of the first generation.


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Predicting the Future of R-22 Reclamation

Company Leaders Comment on Reclamation’s Next Five Years
April 7, 2014

To see where the sector is headed over the next five years, The NEWS collected comments from numerous companies involved in reclamation services. Here, in alphabetical order by company, is a collection of the responses.


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Carrier Limiting Refrigerant Emissions

Program Prevents 111,000 Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2 Years
April 7, 2014

Two years after Carrier entered into an agreement with EOS Climate Inc. to ensure responsible end-of-life management of used refrigerants, the program has prevented 111,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to removing 23,000 passenger vehicles from the road for a year.


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EPA Pushed To Explain R-22 Phaseout Plans

New Era Seeks Faster HCFC Phaseout Solution
April 4, 2014

Group intends to file suit against the EPA, claiming the federal agency is allowing excessive amounts of virgin and imported R-22 into the U.S. market.


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April 1, 2014: Asahi Develops New Low-GWP Refrigerant to Replace HFC-410A

Company Aims to Launch Commercial Production in 2016
April 1, 2014

Asahi Glass Co. Ltd. (AGC) has announced the development of AMOLEA™, a new refrigerant for air conditioning systems that has a global warming potential (GWP) of about one-sixth that of HFC-410A while delivering equivalent performance.


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