A grocery store refrigeration aisle. The EU revised F-gas Regulation will impact the refrigerants used in some grocery store refrigeration systems.
A grocery store's frozen food section. Photo credit: bbernard for Shutterstock

New ATMOsphere Fact Sheet Details the Revised EU F-gas Regulation’s Impact on the Refrigeration Sector

The fact sheet provides a high-level overview of when bans on F-gases will affect the refrigeration sector.

ATMOsphere, publisher of NaturalRefrigerants.com, has released a new fact sheet detailing the impact of the European Union’s recently revised F-gas Regulation on the refrigeration sector.

The regulation, which became law on March 11, mandates a complete phase out of HFCs across the EU by 2050. This will occur in stages, with the first bans affecting the refrigeration industry beginning on January 1, 2025. 

The new ATMOsphere fact sheet, “EU F-gas Version 3.0 – What Does It Mean for the Refrigeration Sector,” provides an overview of when these bans will come into effect and the equipment and F-gases they target.

In addition to providing an overview of the upcoming F-gas bans, the new fact sheet details the impact of four additional key measures contained in the revised EU F-gas Regulation. These are:

    • The 2050 consumption ban and the measures put in place to prevent the illegal HFC trade
    • A requirement to provide the 20-year GWP of HFCs and HFOs alongside the 100-year GWP
    • The establishment of a link between F-gases and PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated substances)
    • A mandate for the establishment of training and certification programs for alternative refrigerants, including natural refrigerants

The fact sheet also shows the clear relationship between HFCs and emissions, with a graph showing the estimated decrease in megatons of CO2e across the EU thanks to the revised EU F-gas Regulation.

The fact sheet can be viewed and downloaded below.

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