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Podcast: The HFC Phasedown: What it Means for the Industry

July 31, 2023

Passed by Congress in 2020 with bipartisan support, the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act initiates the phasedown of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) production and consumption in the U.S. by 2036 - authorizing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop regulations for the phasedown of HFCs. The HFC phasedown officially kicked off on January 1, 2022. Chemours continues to invest in low-GWP refrigerants and remains committed to the ongoing development needs of customers throughout the HFC phasedown in the U.S. and globally. 

Our products meet the changing global regulatory landscape while maintaining or improving performance compared to the products they replace, and to reduce the environmental footprint of specific applications.

During this podcast, Chemours will discuss:

  • The importance of the phasedown for the industry including contractors, technicians, and OEMs.
  • How to prepare your business for the upcoming 2024 HFC phasedown of 30%.
  • The transition to lower global warming potential refrigerants

                o   Addressing retrofits 

                o   New generation A2Ls


Dr. Charles Allgood - Technology Leader – Refrigerants, Chemours

Dr. Allgood holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Delaware.  For over 25 years, Chuck has held a variety research, technical service, and market development assignments and currently leads technical support, training, and applications development for the Opteon™ and Freon™ brand refrigerants.

Chris Pyles - North American HVAC Project Lead - Chemours

Chris has been in the HVAC industry for 15 years and has worked for major OEMs, specializing in building acceptance of cutting-edge technology to the North American market. He's a former U.S. Marine and currently lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife and family.

About The Chemours Company

Chemours is a different kind of chemistry company, driven by our purpose to create a better world through the power of courageous chemistry. With a world-class portfolio, we provide solutions for industries ranging from automotive, paints, and laminates to advanced electronics, construction, energy, and telecommunications, helping to make a world that is more colorful, capable, and cleaner.