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UN Sustainable Development Goals(SDG)
This innovation contributes to the following SDG(s)
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

The UN explains: "Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes, access to energy for all is essential.

Transitioning the global economy towards clean and sustainable sources of energy is one of our greatest challenges in the coming decades. Sustainable energy is an opportunity – it transforms lives, economies and the planet."

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

The UN explains: "Investments in infrastructure – transport, irrigation, energy and information and communication technology – are crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many countries. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education outcomes require investment in infrastructure."

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

The UN explains: "Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty.

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The UN explains: "Affordable, scalable solutions are now available to enable countries to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies. The pace of change is quickening as more people are turning to renewable energy and a range of other measures that will reduce emissions and increase adaptation efforts."

The EU-funded Research Project
This innovation was developed under the LIFE project LIFE-4-Fgases with an end date of 30/09/2025
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Description of Project LIFE-4-Fgases
Fluorinated gases (F-gases), such as Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), are a family of manmade gases widely used for such industrial applications as air-conditioning systems, industrial refrigeration and fire extinguishers. However, these gases are major contributors to global warming, with emissions increasing by 60% since 1990. Due to their contribution to ozone depletion, the Montreal Protocol mandated the phasing out of second-generation refrigerants. These were replaced by third-generation refrigerants (mainly HFCs), which are energy efficient and non-toxic, while having low flammability and not being harmful to the ozone layer. However, this new generation of refrigerants are potent GHGs, with a GWP of up to 23 000 times greater than that of CO2 and an extensive atmospheric lifetime of up to 50 000 years. Small atmospheric concentrations of these F-gases have a high impact on global temperature and climate change.To address this problem, the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol foresees the phasing out of HFCs. Furthermore, the EU Regulation No 517/2014 on F-gases implemented an EU-wide phasing out of HFCs, with the aim of cutting emissions in the EU by 67% by 2030 compared with 2014 values. In the EU, the transition towards fourth-generation refrigerants, with low GWPs, is underway. Research has focussed on natural refrigerants (with toxicity and/or flammability problems), HFOs (with energy efficiency problems and risks associated to their flammability), HFCs with lower GWP, and on HFC-HFO blends (with low toxicity and low flammability). However, the current lack of developed technologies to recycle F-gases dramatically affects the refrigeration sector because most F-gases are incinerated, thereby increasing the atmospheric emissions of these gases. Moreover, the by-products of the degradation of F-gases in the atmosphere, HF and TFA, are dissolved in surface water, creating toxicity problems. There is therefore a need not only to reduce the release of F-gases into the atmosphere but also to separate and recycle their components. ... for more info please visit

Innnovation Radar's analysis of this innovation is based on data collected on 20/12/2022.
The unique id of this innovation in the European Commission's IT systems is: 5000000072