Current projects

Currently, we are working on the following projects:

  • "Evaluation and Impact Assessment for amending Regulation (EC) No 517/2014 on Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases".

  • Since start of 2020 we work on "Impact Assassment for amending Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer".

  • We are participating intensively in the program “COOL_ME - Scaling up sustainable COOLing in the Middle East” (currently in development stage). The project is financed through the International Climate Initiativa (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

  • For the EU Commission, we are currently doing a quarterly price-monitoring of HFC refrigerants and their alternatives. Furthermore, we analyze technical developments concerning the implementation of alternatives for f-gases. You can find more information here and here. The upcoming Meeting of the F-Gas Consultation Forum in March 2020 was canceled, commentarys on the documents could have been submitted in written form. Here are the briefing papers on split ac systems and the briefing papers on HFC availability.

  • For the EU Commission we are elaborating a report on the use of SF6 in switchgear and related electrical equipment (2019/2020). Further information can be found here. The upcoming Meeting of the F-Gas Consultation Forum in March 2020 was canceled, commentarys on the documents could have been submitted in written form. Here is the briefing paper on SF6 in electrical switchgear.

  • We are providing technical support to the European Commission in the context of international negotiations under the Montreal Protocol.
     
  • European Topic Center on Climate Change Mitigation and Energy (ETC/CME): The consortium includes 11 partnerships and supports the European Environment Agency (EEA) in Copenhagen. Since January 2014, we operate in this field and have been dealing with questions on reporting of EU-emission of fluorinated greenhouse gases as well as analyses of data of application of ozone depleting substances and F-gases.
     
  • We regularly perform the data collection and emission estimates for the German F-Gas inventory.
     
  • In cooperation with GFA Consulting Group GmbH, HEAT GmbH and ANKON Consulting, we are supporting the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation (MoEU) concerning the adjustment of the national F-gas legislation to the requirements of Regulation (EU) No. 517/2014, its legal implementation and the development of technical and institutional capacities. The results were presented in Novembre 2019 at a side event during the 31st Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol.