International Trade Commission scheduled to make its final injury determination on Aug. 1
July 11, 2016
The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced an affirmative final determination in the antidumping duty investigation of imports of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) blends and components from the People’s Republic of China.
Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-134a replaced chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-12. Now, 134a is on its way out, too. The July 2, 2015, ruling from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set forth the time frames for the phasedown of certain HFC refrigerants in specific applications.
Provides an option to mitigate HFC emissions while transitioning to lower GWP alternatives
May 13, 2016
EOS Climate announced it has completed its first project to generate Verified Emission Reductions (VERs), also known as carbon credits, from the reclamation and reuse of hyrdofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants.
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.
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.
Proposed emissions reduction strategy includes several measures targeting HFCs
April 15, 2016
California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) has released a proposed strategy aimed at curbing emissions that includes prohibitions on high global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants.
Change of status sought on some HCs, 1234yf in specific end uses
April 4, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on March 29 proposed to expand the list of acceptable substitutes and prohibit the use of certain chemicals in the United States that significantly contribute to climate change where safer, more climate-friendly alternatives exist.
Alleges dumping margins for R-134a refrigerant ranging from 150 percent to over 200 percent
March 7, 2016
The American Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Coalition and its members have filed an antidumping duty petition charging that unfairly traded imports of R-134a refrigerant from China are causing material injury to the U.S. fluoro-chemicals industry.
On Jan. 29, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced an affirmative preliminary determination in its antidumping duty investigation of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants from China. The situation isn’t resolved yet, but this gives the industry every reason to believe the final determination this summer will also be affirmative.