Please note that the Australian government has introduced legislation to phase down HFCs starting in 2018.
On March 30th 2017, legislation was introduced in the Australian Parliament to begin a domestic phase-down of HFC imports in line with the provisions of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.
According to CoolingPost.com, “The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Amendment Bill 2017 will allow Australia to phase-down HFC imports starting in 2018 and reach an 85% reduction by 2036.”
100 NaturaLINE units ordered for operational testing
Technology advancements are progressing at an exponential rate in virtually every industry and the HVAC/R industry has been seeing it’s fair share of “tech”.
The world’s largest container shipping line, Maersk Line, is striving to further reduce the environmental impact of its global shipping operations. They have ordered the first 100 of a total of 200 refrigerated containers to be chilled by Carrier Transicold’s NaturaLINE natural-refrigerant based system.
“To meet our sustainability goals and stay ahead of the new EU legislation, Maersk Line is keen to carefully evaluate all alternatives to the current synthetic refrigerants,” says Ingrid Uppelschoten-Snelderwaard, head of global equipment, Maersk Line. “The NaturaLINE system is an advanced technology with interesting potential for reefers. We chose it after laboratory testing of the unit’s performance with perishable and frozen commodities and look forward to gaining further operational experience with the system.” => Read full article
February 13th 2017, the US Council for International Business submitted a letter to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.