global warming potential


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global warming potential

The ability of a greenhouse gas to trap heat in the atmosphere, measured relative to CO2.
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A new study on the impact of food waste disposal systems reveals that scraping food waste into an in-sink disposer is a better environmental choice than landfills for reducing global warming potential.
Many of the governments of the world, including the European Union, Canada, Japan, Australia, and United States, have already started efforts to reduce the use of HFCs, which have high global warming potential.
In September 2014, Ingersoll Rand made public its climate commitment to achieve a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas refrigerant (GHG) footprint of our products by 2020, and incorporating alternatives with lower global warming potential across the company s product portfolio by 2030; make a $500 million investment in product-related research and development over the next five years to fund the long-term reduction of GHG emissions; and a 35 percent reduction in greenhouse gas footprint of our own operations by 2020.
According to the LCA study, durability is also the deciding factor for CO2 emissions and, therefore, the global warming potential of the individual systems.
The high global warming potential of some of the gaseous fire suppression agents and the human exposure issues related to the use of carbon dioxide (CO2) in occupied spaces has driven the use of systems that employ clean agents.
The options considered by the Task Force will send clear policy signals to discourage the use of HFCs and encourage the development and commercialization of low global warming potential alternatives.
A fourth-generation substitute for automotive air-conditioning circuits, Forane 1234yf is characterised in particular by a global warming potential index that is much lower than that of HFC 134a (GWP = 1,300) currently on the market.
Summary: DuPont announced significant progress toward the development and commercialization of a new refrigerant for automotive air conditioning that offers a considerably lower global warming potential than hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) R-134a, which is used today.
60 years for CFC-11, and its global warming potential is just 1% that of CFC-11, Recticel says.
RemTec's Halocarbon Management Program uses patented technologies which avoid emissions that either destroy the ozone layer or add to global warming potential.
BASF s two new Autofroth Marine polyurethane systems provide an industry leading combination of excellent foam performance to keep boats afloat and a low environmental impact with zero ozone depletion potential and ultra-low global warming potential of 1, which is 1,400 less than current hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) 134a based systems.
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