28 November 2023
Refrigerant manufacturer Chemours has announced the creation of an international F-gas Lifecycle Program across the Americas, Asia and Europe.
The program aims to advance safe, global recovery, reclaim, and reuse of fluorinated gases across its low global warming potential (GWP) Opteon products, Freon refrigerants and FM-200 portfolios.
Chemours says the program, which began as region and country-specific initiatives, will now include global oversight to drive additional adoption, partnerships, and reclamation. Chemours will complete a global review to identify opportunities for expansion and increased collaboration.
The program includes agreements across Canada, the US, Japan, all 27 countries in the EU and the UK.
Joe Martinko, President of Thermal & Specialized Solutions (TSS) at Chemours, said: “We are dedicated to harnessing the power of our chemistry to create a more sustainable and circular future. We have committed to, and are advancing, significant emission reduction within our gates. Now, we’re expanding our focus to emission reduction throughout the product lifecycle.
"F-gases, unlike so-called “natural” alternatives, can be recovered, reclaimed, and reused across multiple applications, maximising resource efficiency, minimising waste, and lowering emissions. This international F-gas Lifecycle Program will help advance circularity and sustainability around the world, ultimately supporting global climate targets and minimizing impact on our shared planet.”
The company says it continues to invest in and expand reclaim channels, including in the US and the recent extension of its EU and UK program to reclaim low GWP refrigerants.
In addition to offering the potential for circularity, Chemours says its portfolio of F-gas technologies also plays an important role in the decarbonisation of multiple industries and delivers significant socioeconomic value through innovation, reliability, safety, and efficiency.