Ozone Depleting Substances
In ODS space, EVI’s strong and experienced team has been involved in preparation and verification of HCFC phase-out management plan, market survey to assess the quantities and types of HFCs consumed, projection of future HFC emissions under Business as Usual (BAU) and establishing emission inventory, analysis of current and future HFC mitigation potential, technology roadmap development for various subsectors under refrigeration, air conditioning and foam sector, technology and cost-benefit analysis of Low-GWP alternatives like natural refrigerants, design and management of various ODS destruction projects under climate co-financing in Article 5 countries etc. In addition, EVI has complete capability for policy analysis, knowledge and capacity building in the domain.
HCFC Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP)
HFC Inventorisation & Technology Roadmap Development
Thailand is a signatory to the Montreal Protocol. Under this protocol, the country has to phase out all the ozone depleting substances (ODSs) in a time bound manner. Under this plan,Thailand has to prepare a management plan for managing HCFC in the country and develop a strategy for highest level of compliance with the international treaties and guidelines regarding ODS.
The Government of Malaysia under its HPMP Stage-I strategy aims to phase out 103.16 ODP tonnes of consumption by 2015. To meet this target, the Government has given priority to the PU foam manufacturing sector due to availability of mature, low-GWP technologies. The strategy of the Government is to implement a range of Projects during the period 2013-2015 for meeting the 2013 target of freeze and 2015 target of 10% reduction from the baseline.
The HPMP FIJI comprises a combination of the following interventions: technical assistance for adoption of HCFC free alternatives and minimizing HCFC consumption in servicing of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment; training for service technicians and customs / enforcement officers; awareness; communications and management;and coordination and monitoring in various HCFC consuming applications. The objective of the assignment was to develop a verification report that will verify that HCFC consumption for the year 2013 has been achieved.
Eight manufacturing enterprises have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for implementation of projects to ensure complete phase-out of HCFCs by 31 December 2014 under the HPMP Indonesia. The objective of the assignment was to verify and confirm the completion of these projects.
The project involved preparation of an Inventory on Consumption and Emission of F-gases and preparation of a ‘NAMA Project’ for F-gases in Mexico. The emission Inventory developed under the project activity was the basis for establishing the baseline and a trajectory of relevant sector emission against which the emission reductions options are to be measured.
Preparation of a F-gas (CFC,HCFC & HFC) inventory for the entire RAC and Foam sectors in India.
Building mitigation scenarios and estimation of mitigation potential for the RAC & Foam sector in India
Explore Indian market readiness for the Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (RAC) sector to adopt low carbon pathways.
Development of technology roadmap for different subsectors under RAC sector in India
Assessment of the current status of the various fishing vessels and the refrigeration systems installed
Assessment of the technology options based on the zero-ODP and low-GWP refrigerants for this sector and the costs for the same
Identification and evaluation of the options for ODS destruction for Nepal & Algeria, including opportunities for availing carbon financing, as well as synergies for collaboration for destruction of other chemical waste stream
Development of a sustainable model for the Private-Public Partnership for the project to gain access to carbon market co-financing
The project aimed at the safe disposal of ODS recovered from process chillers in oil installations and from chillers in Nigeria including quantification of the greenhouse gas (GHG)reductions in carbon dioxide equivalents, associated with ODS Disposal.
The project aimed at the safe disposal of ODS recovered from residential refrigerators and air conditioners in Mexico, which will be collected as part of an energy efficiency program in Mexico. The project includes quantification of the greenhouse gas (GHG)reductions associated with destruction of ODS under the appliances take-backproject and designing a disposal scheme for collected ODS.
The project involve devaluation of various technologies for destruction of HFC-23 including thermal oxidation, plasma pyrolysis etc and project registration under Clean Development Mechanism