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EPA Authorizes Bluon Energy TdX 20 Refrigerant under SNAP
The Environmental Protection Agency has authorized the sale and import of Bluon Energy’s TdX 20 refrigerant under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP). The purpose of the SNAP program is to identify and evaluate substitutes for substances that pose a risk to human health or an environmental risk, such as global warming potential (GWP). The program looks at alternatives for a number of products including refrigeration and air conditioning components.
TdX 20 is a next-generation refrigerant blend for use as a replacement for R-22, R-404A, and R-507A refrigerants used in existing HVAC and Refrigeration equipment. With this notification, TdX 20 is now authorized for use in: Commercial Comfort Air Conditioning, Industrial Process Refrigeration Systems, and Retail Food Refrigeration. TdX 20 had previously received authorization from the EPA in May 2015 for the sale and use in residential & commercial air conditioning. TdX 20 is a patent pending, unique blend of five previously approved EPA and ASHRAE constituents innovatively combined to enhance energy efficiency and overall performance in existing HVAC-R systems. In addition to its energy efficiency attributes, TdX 20 has one of the lowest GWP of any R-22 replacement on the market, making it the most environmentally friendly.
“Under the EPA’s SNAP program, Bluon’s TdX 20 has been identified as climate and environmentally friendly plus a solution for phased-out refrigerants that no longer meet standards. We are pleased that they confirmed its safety in air conditioning applications last year and now in refrigeration applications,” stated Douglas Reinke, President and CEO of Bluon Energy. “This authorization opens the door for the full refrigerant marketplace to take advantage of the many attributes of TdX 20 in saving energy, equipment, and the environment,” added Reinke.
“The Sacramento region continues to grow as a hub for innovation, and Bluon Energy is playing a role in that growth,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “It’s important that consumers have options when it comes to reducing their carbon footprint. I’m pleased that forward-thinking businesses are doing their part to combat climate change by offering products that are environmentally friendly and will save Americans money on their energy bills.”
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