New Report on HFO/TFA Effects Points to Potential Harm to Liver and Thyroid Function

Long-term exposure to HFO byproduct trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) can potentially damage the liver and the thyroid function in humans, according to a report released today by Refolution Industriekälte GmbH, a Karlsruhe, Germany-based  consulting and engineering firm focused on sustainable refrigeration. The report – “Report and statement of the downsides of HFO refrigerant usage – Impact of …

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Illegal CFC emissions have stopped since scientists raised alarm

Analyses suggest that China has successfully curbed production of an ozone-depleting chemical, a win for the international treaty that protects the ozone layer. Illegal emissions of an ozone-destroying chemical once used in refrigerants and foam insulation have virtually come to a halt, scientists reported this week, nearly three years after the rogue emissions were first …

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Making ammonia truly “green”

AUSTRALIA: Chemical engineers at UNSW Sydney and University of Sydney claim to have found a new eco-friendly and cheap way to manufacture ammonia from air, water and renewable electricity. Widely used in the production of fertiliser, ammonia is also one of the low GWP “natural” refrigerants vital to global efforts to reduce the environmental impact …

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Position available: Chairperson of the Recovery Board

Recovery, also known as the Trust for the Destruction of Synthetic Refrigerants, occupies a unique position within industry, as our trustees represent the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, the motor trade automotive air conditioning sector, refrigerant wholesalers, chemical companies who manufacture and distribute refrigerants, together with the dairy industry and the retail grocer’s association, representing …

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New Recovery Depot for Auckland

From Monday 30th November, the Auckland Recovery Depot will be located at 5 Fisher Crescent in Mount Wellington. The new depot location is within Patton’s new Auckland store location, just a few hundred metres from their old premises on Carbine Road. Drop off your cylinders for Recovery at the ‘drop off’ zone at the far …

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Refrigerant Recovery

New capacity for refrigerant recovery

To increase storage and collection capacity for the safe disposal of synthetic refrigerants, Recovery have recently added 18 new half tonne cylinders to decanting depots around the country. The new cylinders, which arrived in New Zealand in July, have already been certified and distributed, boosting capacity for the collection of refrigerant gas by around 35%. …

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NZ Government takes action on potent greenhouse gases

New Zealand has taken action on tackling one of the leading causes of climate change with Government declaring synthetic refrigerant gases a priority product under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008. Once released into the atmosphere these can be thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas. The announcement, made by Associate …

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Japan’s HFC emissions rise 4.7%

Japan’s HFC emissions rise 4.7%

Latest figures reveal that Japan’s hydrofluorocarbon emissions rose by 4.7% in 2018 to 2.1 million tonnes, despite overall CO emissions falling for the fifth year in succession. The figures from Japan’s Ministry of the Environment and the National Institute for Environmental Studies reveal that, while the country’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 3.9% in 2018 …

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