Kigali, Rwanda — Signatories to the Montreal Protocol are to be asked to consider speeding up phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons at a meeting here between the ninth and 16th of October.
According to a report in all Africa news,passing an ambitious amendment to the Montreal Protocol in Kigali could avoid up to 0.5°C of global warming by the end of the century.
Polyurethane blowing agent companies have been quick to point out the benefits of a switch to HFO, third-generation blowing agents to the environment. For example, Chemours has revised upwards the amount of greenhouse gases its third-generation blowing agents and refrigerants could save by 325 m T/year of carbon dioxide by 2025.
The company, broke ground on its first world scale production plant for its Formacel 1100 (HFO-133MzzZ) blowing agent in Changshu, Jiangsu, China in November 2015. Chemours said it expects production to start at the joint-venture with Changshu 3F Zhonghao in the middle of 2017.