Workshop KET4F-Gas | Politics and Good Practices for an Efficient Management of Fluorinated Gases

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The World is facing serious problems due to climate change that must be addressed with urgency by all of us.

KET4F-Gas is an European project co-financed by the Interreg Sudoe Programme, aiming to reduce the environmental impact of fluorinated gases (F-gases), which have high global warming potential. These gases are used as refrigerants in the cooling and refrigeration sector and for several other applications.

Different European legislations have been published with the aim to reduce F-gases emissions and to promote a circular economy. However, their practical application faces serious obstacles and the management of F-gases continues to be a problematic in the cooling and refrigeration sectors.

This workshop aims at bringing together different stakeholders, including public entities (central, regional, and local administration), waste electric and electronic equipment management platforms, waste management companies, non-governmental environmental and consumer associations, as wells as companies from the cooling and refrigeration sector. These stakeholders will be part of a collaborative exercise aiming to identify the key necessities and challenges faced by the cooling and refrigeration sector and by the management of F-gases, and to discuss possible solutions, techniques, and politics to reduce the environmental impact of F-gases.

Do not miss this call, It is time to act.


Date: 29th April 2021, 10h00-13h00

Program and registration here.

Participation at the event is free of charge, but registration is compulsory.

Full program here.


About KET4F-Gas Project

KET4F-Gas is a European project, co-funded by the Interreg Sudoe Programme through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), with a funding of 1.7 million euros, which aims at reducing the environmental impact of fluorinated gases (F-gases) through the development and implementation of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs). The project is coordinated by Ana Belén Pereiro and João Araújo, researchers from the Bio(chemical) Process Engineering Research Group at LAQV in  NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT NOVA). The objective of this project is to contribute to the reduction of F-gases emissions by developing and implementing Key Enabling Technologies, which follow benign and efficient green chemistry principles and use alternative climate-friendly solvents to recover these F-gases, usually employed in refrigeration and air-conditioning systems.

For more information visit the KET4F-Gas website