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Connecticut joins HFC phase out move

USA: Connecticut has joined California, New York and Maryland in announcing its intention to phase out the use of HFC refrigerants.

State governor Dannel P Malloy announced yesterday that he had directed the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to develop regulations that will phase out the use of HFCs.

In a statement, which also committed Connecticut to phasing out coal power, Governor Malloy said: “If the federal government will not act to mitigate the impacts of climate change, it is incumbent upon states to act to protect the one planet that we have. By joining the Powering Past Coal Alliance, and phasing out the use of hydrofluorocarbons, Connecticut is sustaining its commitment to hold true to the goals of the Paris Agreement.”

DEEP is to begin the rulemaking process to develop regulations to adopt the 2015 and 2016 changes to the recently abandoned US SNAP rules regarding HFCs over the next few months.

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23rd February 2024

Hoshizaki acquires 25% stake in Fogel

PANAMA: Japanese refrigeration equipment manufacturer Hoshizaki has acquired a 25% stake in Fogel Company Inc, a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment based in Republic of Panama, for US$28m.
22nd February 2024

Large capacity ULT chiller using neon refrigerant

SOUTH KOREA: Researchers claim to have developed a large capacity ultra-low temperature industrial chiller which, in tests, has achieved a 10kW cooling performance at -100℃.
21st February 2024

CCF publishes election manifesto

UK: In a new manifesto ahead of this year’s general election, the Cold Chain Federation (CCF) is calling for future government’s to take action to recognise the industry’s crucial contributions.
21st February 2024

Sanhua extends expansion valve applications

SPAIN: Sanhua’s SEC HD electric expansion valve controller is now compatible for a variety of applications with 29 commonly used refrigerants, including CO2, hydrocarbons and HFCs. 
20th February 2024

F-gas regulation published in Official Journal

EUROPE: The new F-gas regulation has now been published in the EU’s Official Journal, making it legally binding and entering into force in 20 days.
20th February 2024

Carrier Germany increases heat pump training

GERMANY: Carrier Germany is offering new hydraulics training courses  at its training centre on the IKKE campus in Duisburg to support the growing demand for heat pump expertise.