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KBA 1234yf final report - Honeywell reaction

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.’

In a statement, Honeywell reiterated its stance on the performance of the refrigerant, saying: “KBA’s final report (see attachment) confirms once again that HFO-1234yf can be used safely in cars, and as a result the motor authority will not pursue action under Germany’s Product Safety Act.

With the exception of Daimler, there is broad consensus that HFO-1234yf poses no greater risk than the current automobile refrigerant, HFC-134a.

Proven time and again to be a safe and cost-effective automobile refrigerant, HFO-1234yf is available now with a global warming potential of less than 1, which is 99.9 percent better than HFC-134a.

Sadly, the EU Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) Directive – a landmark piece of legislation designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help the environment – took effect this past January 1 and has yet to be fully enforced.

The overdue final report from KBA adds no new information to its preliminary report from this past August and is a reminder of how compliance with the MAC Directive has been delayed far too long by the actions of a single automaker that has decided not to comply with the rule of law.”

* SEE WORD DOC ATTACHEMENT TO VIEW KBA REPORT

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Readers' comments (2)

  • A nice example of lobby work, as in the past Honeywell demonstrates again a selective awareness. There's no need for this refrigerant, CO2 is ready and could be used in one, maybe latest two years. Free of risk, free of GWP.

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  • A nice example of lobby work, as in the past Honeywell demonstrates again a selective awareness. There's no need for this refrigerant, CO2 is ready and could be used in one, maybe latest two years. Free of risk, free of GWP.

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