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Linde Group Subsidiary to Blend, Distribute Low GWP Refrigerants

Technische Gase und Gasetechnik (TEGA), a subsidiary of the Linde Group, has signed an agreement with AS Trust & Holdings to blend the ASHRAE-listed hydrocarbon refrigerants HCR188C/R441A and HCR188C/R443A. TEGA, based in Wurzburg, Germany, will have exclusive blending rights within the European Union. Work is underway for the TEGA blending … Read more »

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Daimler Must Use Low-Global-Warming Coolant

Germany must force Daimler — which makes Mercedes-Benz — to use a newer low-global-warming air conditioning coolant, according to the European Union. Industry Week reports the EC said Germany has “infringed EU law” and faces court action by allowing Daimler to use an older refrigerant that emits potent greenhouse gases. Since … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Mercedes Ban, Agriculture GHGs, Family Dollar

The Department of Agriculture is seeking comment on its proposed methods for quantifying entity-scale greenhouse gas emissions and removals from the agriculture and forestry sectors. The USDA expects that landowners will use the methods to improve management practices and identify actions to reduce GHG emissions and increase carbon sequestration. Farmers, ranchers, and … Read more »

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Honeywell Auto Refrigerant Has ‘Lower Global Warming Potential Than CO2’

A study has found that Honeywell’s low-global-warming refrigerant, HFO-1234yf, has a global-warming potential (GWP) four times lower than previously calculated, below that of carbon dioxide. The manufacturer says this new study confirms that its automobile air conditioning refrigerant — which came under scrutiny after Daimler said it burst into flames … Read more »

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France Bans Mercedes Over GHG Concerns

France has banned the latest models of Mercedes because they use an air conditioning refrigerant that the European Union says emits potent greenhouse gases. A Mercedes spokeman told Agence France-Presse that only new vehicles are subject to the ban. Since Jan. 1, the EU has required carmakers use R1234yf, a … Read more »