A-Gas is committed to protecting the environment by effectively managing the lifecycle of refrigerants to build a sustainable future.
Refrigerant gas runs through systems that keep our food cold, keep our buildings habitable and, as Halon, is even used to protect aircraft in the event of a fire. But have you ever thought about what happens to the used gas when those systems are no longer required?
This is when there is the greatest risk that the gas could be released into the atmosphere, becoming a contributing factor in accelerating global warming. By using our expertise and approach to the lifecycle management of refrigerant gases, A‑Gas reduces this risk.
For over 30 years, through our first-class recovery, reclamation, and repurposing processes, we have been capturing refrigerant gas for future re-use or safe destruction, preventing its harmful release into the atmosphere.
What we do at A‑Gas makes a significant contribution to protecting our planet. Over the last two years alone (2021-2022), when we add all the used refrigerant our expert teams across the globe have recovered, reclaimed, or repurposed, its CO2e can be expressed as the equivalent to:
In 2021, our recovery and reclamation activity equates to 1,595,582 cars taken off the road. In 2022, this increased to 1,833,562.
In 2021, our recovery and reclamation activity equates to 107,239,070 trees planted. In 2022, this increased to 123,233,723.
Through the generation of carbon credits, A-Gas helps businesses reduce their carbon footprint.
EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator
*The EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator was used to calculate our CO₂ equivalent contributions above. This calculator is a useful resource for those looking to understand their annual emission measurement.
The emission reduction claim associated with the use of reclaimed gas processed was determined to be accurate; the processing of used gas by A-Gas and the subsequent use of reclaimed product displaces the need for virgin gas production and reduces the emissions related to the manufacture of virgin material.
This is supported by the underlying assumptions in the US EPA’s proposed rule for the Management of Certain Hydrofluorocarbons and Substitutes under Subsection H of the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act. This rule includes certain requirements for the use of reclaimed gas as, among other benefits, reclaimed gas displaces the need for virgin HFCs to be produced. The US EPA has calculated the benefits of the emission reduction program it is proposing to be significant and, by 2050, to result in the avoidance of 142 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions, of which a significant proportion of the emission reduction is attributable to increased refrigerant reclamation.
The equivalencies cited are calculated using emissions data determined from the displaced HFC production as a result of the recovered gas that A-Gas has reclaimed and sold. The US EPA Greenhouse Gas equivalencies calculator provides the resulting carbon dioxide equivalents in terms of the number of cars removed from the road for a year or the number of trees planted.