The Institute of Refrigeration is set to play a key role in a new European learning programe, called “REAL Alternatives, which will address skills shortages amongst technicians working in the RAC and heat pump sector
MEPs and member state negotiators appear unlikely to reach a deal at a final round of negotiations this week on a timetable for phasing out HFCs, however further delays could mean a wait of up to two years for decision.
The forthcoming R22 phase-out, cost of plant and the energy efficiency challenge are all current concerns for the end user, together with a lack of knowledge of natural refrigerants and how to reduce operating costs.
US retail chain Whole Foods is piloting technology to track every pound of refrigerant from the point of purchase through the end of its life.
HFCs can be and should be handled right away under the Montreal Protocol, said the US Special Envoy on Climate Change, Todd Stern.
Thierry Vanlancker, president, DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts, has backed the results of Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority, the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) final report on 1234yf, stating that there is ‘no reall life safety concern.’
Honeywell hits back after publication of final HFO-1234yf report by German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) ‘proves refrigerant can be safely used in cars.’
DuPont has executed a full separation of its Performance Chemicals segment, which includes the Titanium Technologies and Chemicals & Fluoroproducts businesses.
President of DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts highlights the fact that German transport authority KBA has not released its promised final report
DuPont Refrigerants enforcement action results in counterfeit refrigerant cylinders and packaging in Hangzhou province, China.