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Feb. 19, 2014: EPA Proposes Transition Plan to Low-GWP Alternative Refrigerants

EPA Announced It Is Planning Two Separate Proposed Rulemakings
February 19, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a public meeting to inform stakeholders of its proposed plan for a transition to “climate-friendly alternatives” to replace high-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants. 


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Oct. 14, 2013: Commercial Refrigeration Industry Is in the Midst of a Shift

Symposium Notes Increased Regulatory Pressure, Increasing Energy Costs Are Leading to Change
October 14, 2013
Danfoss hosted its 20th EnVisioneeringSM Symposium, “The Climate and Energy Nexus in Commercial Refrigeration.” Participants included commercial refrigeration OEMs, supermarket chains, contractors, and more who addressed important issues on the refrigeration and refrigerants agenda.


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Letters From Our Readers: July 29, 2013

July 29, 2013

Gordon McKinney, vice president and COO at ICOR Intl. Inc., writes about the dangers of mixing alternative refrigerants with R-22.
 


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July 26, 2013: Conference to Present Low-GWP Refrigerant Research Results

Purpose of Research Is to Identify and Evaluate Promising Alternative Refrigerants
July 26, 2013
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced that it will host a conference on the AHRI Low-GWP Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (AREP) on Jan. 16, 2014, in New York City.


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The Eight Steps of Retrofitting HFC Refrigerants

March 18, 2013
This article focuses on the retrofitting of HFC refrigerants into systems designed for use with HCFC-22. There are now a wide range of HFC retrofit refrigerants for a wide range of R-22 applications from air conditioning through refrigeration.


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Danfoss Holds Briefing

February 25, 2013

Danfoss North America president John Galyen opened the briefing with a broad overview of the company’s position on new refrigerants, energy productivity, and specific technology investments.


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Taking Opposite Sides on the Same Refrigerant

February 25, 2013
This past fall, the automobile manufacturer Daimler came out saying it was holding off using HFO-1234yf for auto air conditioning even though a directive from the European Union was calling for moving away from HFC-134a. Some saw that as a question about how much traction HFOs were getting as long-term alternatives to HFCs.


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Rajendran Shines Light on Alternative Refrigerants

December 17, 2012
Rajan Rajendran has garnered recognition as one of the leading experts on the use of alternative refrigerants. His knowledge and ability has gained him recognition as one of The NEWS’ 2012 NEWSMakers.


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New Reports on Refrigerants Released

Research Balances Low GWP with Energy Costs
October 29, 2012
Two new reports that provide detailed studies of refrigerants have recently been released. The research is evaluating how newer refrigerants — ranging from HFC and HFO f-gases to natural refrigerants such as ammonia, CO2, and HCs — stack up against the current crop of popular refrigerants.


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Oct. 8, 2012: NIST Research Identifies 1,200 Possible Low-GWP Refrigerants; 60 Considered Usable

October 8, 2012
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new computational method for identifying candidate refrigerant fluids with low global warming potential (GWP). The new method was used to identify promising low-GWP chemicals.


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Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Low-Global Warming Potential Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (Low-GWP AREP) Conference

1/16/14
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York

Join AHRI in New York City before the ASHRAE Winter Conference to learn about the results of the AHRI Low-Global Warming Potential Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (Low-GWP AREP).

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