Chemours says it is working with Carrier Transicold Europe to specify and adopt a low GWP refrigerant to replace R452A in transport refrigeration in 2021.
Chemours says its Opteon XL HFO refrigerants, including R454C (XL20) and R454C (XL40), are the lowest GWP and long-term options under F-Gas Regulation for transport refrigeration, reducing CO2 emissions by up to 85% when compared to R452A and 94% compared to R404A.
Chemours has tripled the global capacity of its Opteon YF products with the startup of its new production facility in Texas, said to be the largest of its kind in the world.
Mark Vergnano, Chemours president and CEO, said: "The startup completes the final phase of the $300 million project we started in 2016, which triples supply capacity of Opteon YF across multiple industries and applications. This milestone is a tangible example of our steadfast commitment to providing the world with low GWP refrigerant products that are better for the environment.”
Honeywell and Engie Axima have released official data on energy and cost savings achieved from a new cooling system for the Eurocontrol air traffic management organisation, which covers up to 36,000 commercial flights per day in European airspace.
The new system is designed to prevent overheating at Eurocontrol’s headquarters and flight management and data centre facilities in Brussels.