The EPA warns that using a propane-based refrigerant in a vehicle or home air conditioner that is not designed to use flammable refrigerants poses a threat to homeowners as well as service technicians.
“Systems that are recharged with an unapproved alternative called “22a” can catch fire or explode, resulting in injury and property damage,” it says.
A number of refrigerants with “22a” or “R-22a” in the name contain highly flammable hydrocarbons, such as propane, and have been marketed to US consumers and contractors seeking to recharge existing R22 systems.
These refrigerants have not been submitted to the EPA for review under its SNAP programme, so are prohibited from use. Further, the EPA recently issued a proposed rule that would list refrigerant products sold as 22a and all refrigerants identified as flammability Class 3 in ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 34–2013 as unacceptable for retrofitting residential and light commercial AC and heat pumps—unitary split AC systems and heat pumps.
In March, a Louisiana man was arrested for selling a product called Super-Freeze 22A. According to reports, most of the individuals who purchased the product were unaware it was potentially flammable.
In January of this year, Northcutt Inc, of Wichita, Kansas, agreed to pay a $100,000 civil penalty and discontinue US marketing and sales of unapproved flammable hydrocarbon refrigerants sold as ES 22a and ES 502a.
Last year, Enviro-Safe Refrigerants of Pekin, Illinois, agreed to pay a $300,000 civil penalty and cease marketing and sales of hydrocarbon refrigerants HC-12a, HC-22a and HC-502a, as substitutes for ozone-depleting substances
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Wow another exciting PR / once again what will ever make all this positive news benefit the shareholders. At this time a business school could make a study about how PR's and research can be turned into the shareholder benefit.
logically you are correct but it sounds like chemicals /so how could they sell fresh & natural ???
"So what we've been able to do and what we'll be rolling out soon, we've been able to find a way to have this made completely safe by interventions in a central kitchen but yet still have the entire head of lettuce brought to the restaurant and yet and give our crews in the restaurant the latitude to be able to cut that properly and assure the quality of that again. So we've just been tasting that the last few days in a few of our restaurants here in Denver, and it's delicious. It's wonderful, and so we're going to be moving back to a lettuce that I think everyone else is very satisfied with." ( This is from Chipote call all of the other produce they use is being blanched & they say working fine. If we are not part of the lettuce solution we can forget produce. But it seems Marsden is full time Chipolte I bet he resigns Pure ,if he does not introduce SDC on lettuce). I bet against it because even though SDC is safe nobody wants any thing close to chemicals even if FDA approved as it hard to market as fresh and natural.
"Prices for organic lemons are through the roof," said Baskovich. "A box of fancy organic lemons is already at $50.00, and boxes of choice lemons are going for $28.00. I can see prices getting as high as $70.00 or $80.00 come summer."
Sentiment: Strong Buy
These folks are investors not theoretical scientist they buy results and potential. If you have had zero results to talk about no matter how great the science only gamblers will be interested not investors. If they have no sales of their current approved products do not waste investors time. Wait until you have some sales to talk about.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) has released a proposed strategy aimed at curbing emissions that includes prohibitions on high global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants.
The proposal seeks emission reductions to help California meet its 2030 greenhouse gas reduction targets. Key measures in the proposed strategy that target HFCs include:
• A ban on the sale of all virgin HFC refrigerants with a GWP above 2,500 beginning in 2020, exempting reclaimed or recycled refrigerants.
• A ban on new stationary refrigeration equipment using HFCs with a GWP of 150 or more, beginning in 2020 for nonresidential and in 2021 for residential refrigerator-freezers.
• A ban on new air conditioning equipment using HFCs with GWPs of 750 or above starting in 2021.
• Financial incentives for installing low-GWP refrigeration systems.
• Potential for an independent California HFC phase-down schedule, if a global agreement is not reached this year.
The proposed strategy is open for public comment and it will be subject to review and consideration by ARB’s board before a final strategy is approved later this year.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
looking forward for your report/I would like to hear more about how Bunge is doing with the introduction of the oils and the size of their sales effort. Also news on the lawsuit.
Is it possible to have a record number of positive PR's and make ZERO money for the owners. Well for the last ten years that is exactly what has happened . Is it a possibility this will change ? Feels like a 10 year turn around story . And the answer is still nobody really knows.
What is the plan ,how do you do you turn all these world class ideas and inventions into money for the owners (shareholders). All this potential should be attracting interest and investment . But the investment communities checks the record sees the track record and cannot afford to place money with a management that has not produced ANYTHING that turns into real profits. Once again this company sounds and acts like a college think tank !!!!!!
Plenty of new wonderful sounding products and solutions. Now why is it that the customers do not seem to want to spend the money for these solutions. Harmonic invents products that offer their customers the ability to produce a better product and make money for their organizations , but it seems not enough of them are motivated , the only reason they are not motivated is that they are convinced these solution will not produce enough income for them or they think if they wait the competition will have a better and cheaper solution. When is the "Think Tank" going to turn into a profit making selling machine ???????????
Bank of America restated their buy rating on shares of Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ:QRVO) in a research note published on Monday morning, ARN reports. The firm currently has a $56.00 target price on the stoc
Sentiment: Strong Buy
A problem with CMG use might revolve around their image of pure and natural when you add SDC use. I understand food safety is first but also use of SDC might change the whole appeal. Very complicated .
This relationship has to put PURE on the map . Chipolte makes it only if people believe in their approach to food safety. Marsden understands and endorses how PURE can be an important part of a food safety solution. Finally a reason for optimism.
Chipotle Hires Kansas State Professor James Marsden As Food Safety Czar/ check our news Marsden is head of our food safety board. This could be a real plus for PURE