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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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Keeping R-22 Units Running on HFCs

Retrofit Procedures Can Extend Life of Equipment
March 17, 2014

Retrofitting HFC refrigerants into systems designed for HCFC-22 is gaining attention especially in refrigeration because that sector moved especially fast to R-22 when CFCs faced phaseout. This article from Honeywell is a detailed look at retrofit procedures.


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Feb. 24, 2014: Alliance Supports Covering HFCs under Montreal Protocol

Measure Could Provide Global Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from HFCs
February 24, 2014

The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy has announced its support for the negotiation of an amendment to the Montreal Protocol which would curtail the global growth of greenhouse gas emissions from HFCs.


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Feb. 21, 2014: Alliance Petitions EPA for Tighter Restrictions on HFCs

Measure Should Promote Refrigerant Recycling, Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions
February 21, 2014

The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy has submitted a petition for rulemaking to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that seeks to include HFCs under the provisions of Title VI, Section 608 of the Clean Air Act intended to reduce refrigerant gas emissions.


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New Foam-Blowing Agent Lowers Refrigerators’ GWP

Whirlpool Adds Eco-Friendly Insulation to Its Equipment
February 17, 2014

Whirlpool has begun phasing out use of HFC-134a, and it has now implemented the use of Honeywell’s Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) insulation in U.S. made-refrigerators and freezers.


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The Business of Refrigeration

Refrigerants, Supermarkets, Acquisitions
January 27, 2014

In the business of refrigeration, there have been recent developments in refrigerant research, supermarket energy-efficiency improvements, and the acquisition of a commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturer.


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Report Updates the ‘Natural’ Refrigerants Fiscal Situation in Europe

The Focal Point Is on HFCs
January 27, 2014

As consensus builds for a European agreement on regulating emissions of f-gases, Shecco has launched its newest publication, the “GUIDE+: HFC Taxes & Fiscal Incentives for Natural Refrigerants in Europe.” 


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EPA Backs Obama Climate Action Plan

Videos Focus on Environmental Issues
December 9, 2013
President Obama’s Climate Action Plan announced during the summer included a specific reference to global warming potential (GWP) issues related to a number of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants commonly used by contractors in the HVACR industry.


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A ‘Natural’ Tilt by the EPA?

Where the Feds Seem to Stand on Certain Refrigerants
October 21, 2013
If you want to get some idea of where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is leaning when it comes to refrigerants, consider that EPA’s GreenChill program gave a “Best of the Best” award to a store using a transcritical CO2 system.


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Making a Case for New Refrigerants, Technology

Plants, Restaurants, Supermarkets Benefit from Latest Developments
October 7, 2013
There is so much talk these days about new refrigeration technologies and new refrigerants that it is sometimes difficult for contractors to sort out what’s theoretical and what’s actually up and running in the field. Here’s a snapshot of some of the latest refrigerants being utilized across various projects.


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