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Federal Court Tosses Obama-Era Ruling on Hydrofluorocarbons Used in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Federal Court Tosses Obama-Era Ruling on Hydrofluorocarbons Used in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

A federal court handed climate change advocates a narrow loss on Tuesday when it tossed an Obama-era ruling to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in refrigeration and air conditioning.

Honeywell Faces Antitrust Complaint Over the Only Car-Coolant that Meets EU’s GHG Standards

Honeywell Faces Antitrust Complaint Over the Only Car-Coolant that Meets EU’s GHG Standards

Honeywell’s patented car-coolant chemical for air conditioning systems is the only chemical that currently meets new European Union standards for greenhouse gas emissions; now, Honeywell is being targeted by an antitrust complaint that says the company is preventing fair competition and seeks a “fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory license” to the patents for the chemical, known … Read more »

Which Firms Lead the Environmental Consulting, Environmental Monitoring Markets?

Which Firms Lead the Environmental Consulting, Environmental Monitoring Markets?

The global environmental consulting market reached $28.5 billion in 2015, up 2.1 percent from the previous year, and is forecast to reach $32.5 billion by 2019.

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Chemical Companies Investing Millions as Countries Agree to Phase Out HFC Gases

Chemical companies including Honeywell and Chemours are scaling up efforts to make low global warming coolants used in air-conditioners and refrigerators, following a global deal to phase down super-polluting hydrofluorocarbon gases.

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Grocery Stores Slash Emissions with Honeywell’s Low Global Warming Refrigerant

Festival Foods, one of the largest independent grocery store chains in the US Midwest, is the first supermarket chain to build a new store with refrigeration equipment designed to run Honeywell’s reduced-global-warming refrigerant, Solstice N40 (R-448A). This will lower the store’s emissions as well as its electricity bills. Festival Foods … Read more »

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HFC Refrigerants Phase-Down Is Coming. Is Your Company Prepared?

Carbon dioxide emissions aren’t the only greenhouse gases that corporations need to address when considering how to close the emissions gap and keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are greenhouse gases that the EPA says can be up to 10,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide and … Read more »

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Commercial-Scale Renewable Jet Fuel Produced Using Honeywell UOP Technology

Honeywell UOP says its technology is being used to produce commercial-scale amounts of renewable jet and diesel fuels. AltAir Paramount is using Honeywell UOP’s renewable jet fuel process technology to convert a variety of sustainable feedstocks into Honeywell Green Jet Fuel at the world’s first dedicated commercial-scale renewable jet fuel … Read more »

How Big Data Is Changing Chemical Manufacturing

How Big Data Is Changing Chemical Manufacturing

Big data and analytics can make chemical manufacturing more efficient, cutting the cost and time needed to bring a new product to market and improving the industry’s environmental impact, according to Lux Research. In a new report, Big Data and Analytics in Chemicals: From Cheminformatics and LIMS to Launch, Lux … Read more »