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.
Home appliance manufacturers previously transitioned away from CFCs and HCFCs
February 23, 2016
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) has announced a goal — for which it is seeking the support of government and safety authorities — to voluntarily phase down the use of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants used in household refrigerators and freezers after 2024.
Proposal would phase out use of R-134a, R-410A, and R-407C in chillers
February 4, 2016
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) issued a joint letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in support of changing the status of certain refrigerants used in liquid chillers under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program effective Jan. 1, 2025.
Dumping margins range from 91.99 percent to 210.46 percent
January 29, 2016
The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced an affirmative preliminary determination in its antidumping duty investigation of imports of HFC refrigerants from China. This encompasses both blends and single-component HFCs.