New Greenpeace report: hydrocarbons a superior choice to HFO
05 November 2009
Improving SolarChill for temperatures over 45°C
09 November 2009
Ramping up climate change finance and technology transfer
15 February 2010
Scale 1: HCFC phase-out
The first scale of the project is a “JumpStart" project to encourage developing countries to expedite their compliance with the HCFC phase-out obligations and to adopt environmentally friendly alternatives to HCFCs.
The specific objective of this component of the project is to build capacity for a smooth and efficient phase-out of HCFCs in developing countries to comply with the deadlines set by the Montreal Protocol. It will facilitate information sharing on HCFCs and their alternatives and encourage the adoption of non ozone depleting, low or zero GWP and energy efficient technologies and alternatives, such as hydrocarbons. The project also aims at raising awareness in areas such as funding available to support transition from HCFCs, management of HCFC banks, and actions to combat illegal trade in these chemicals.
Scale 2: Reducing car emissions in China and India's MAC sector
The second scale of the project provides support for next generation MAC technology, with the aim of reducing emissions in China and India's mobile air conditioning (MAC) sector.
This part of the project will raise awareness on sustainable MAC technology focusing on new and near market MAC technologies that leads to lower direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions, and reduced local pollution. It will also cover the issue of responsible servicing practices of current technologies.
A good opportunity for hydrocarbons
The potential participation of stakeholders representing hydrocarbons technology at workshops and web fora organised under the project will enable identifying the advantages associated with hydrocarbon refrigerants, namely that they are cheap, energy efficient and can be used for retrofitting purposes. Meanwhile, targeted surveys on barriers to adoption of alternatives to HCFCs will indentify next steps for action that could address the barriers that various technologies, including hydrocarbon technology, face.