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ageless127 Apr 10, 2019 10:13 AM
I'm currently writing by Bsc thesis at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) about CFC waste in the European Union - specifically about the CFC banks in the EU and how the CFC waste is handled. I'm in particular looking for data from Germany and an Eastern European country on how much CFC is stored in e.g. refrigerators, piping insulation, construction insulation and other appliances where CFC is used as a blowing agent in that country.

If you also have data on what happens to the CFC waste after its lifetime, like e.g. if it is landfilled or incinerated, then that would also help a lot. The newer the data, the better.

Thanks a lot in advance.

Kind regards,

Oliver Moon - DTU
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ageless127 Apr 19, 2019 12:10 PM
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
EEA Apr 23, 2019 10:04 AM
Dear M. Oliver Moon,

Thank you for contacting the European Environment Agency.

Your request has been forwarded to the relevant expert on 11 April. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

With kind regards,
EEA Enquiry Service
EEA May 02, 2019 04:27 PM
Dear M. Oliver Moon,

Thank you for your patience.

EEA is responsible for collection of data under Article 27 of Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 (ODS Regulation - https://eur-lex.europa.eu/L[…]L:2009:286:0001:0030:EN:PDF). Data reported by companies in 2018 on 2017 transactions on the production, import and export of ozone-depleting substances in the European Union was published in EEA Report No 10/2018 -> ‘Ozone-depleting substances 2018’. The report contains information on CFC but not related to applications. However, there are EU-28 numbers available related to destruction (waste handling). You can access the Report at https://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/ozone-depleting-substances-2018.

Another source of information is the ‘European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR)’ -> https://prtr.eea.europa.eu/#/home. Some CFC information is available but unfortunately that substance group is not reported consistently across Europe.

The Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP), which is the technology and economics advisory body to the Montreal Protocol Parties, publishes various reports. We would suggest you to look at the CFC reports at https://ozone.unep.org/science/assessment/teap.

Finally, EU Member State might be able to provide further guidance. We would advise you to refer to the F-gas contact list at https://ec.europa.eu/[…]/contact_list_en.pdf.

We hope that this information might be useful for you and wish you all the best with your thesis.

With kind regards,
EEA Enquiry Service