MACS member Honeywell wins “Heroes of Chemistry” award for R-1234yf


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor

On Sunday, August 21st, 2016, MACS member Honeywell received the 2016 “Heroes of Chemistry” award from ACS, the American Chemical Society, during a black tie dinner ceremony at the 252nd ACS National Meeting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

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The ACS Fall 2016 National Meeting in Philadelphia was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center August 21-25, 2016.

The award was presented to the team at Honeywell, including Nacer Achaichia, Amy Jones, Hang Pham, Robert Richard, Rajiv Singh, Harry Tung and Ron Vogl for their work in developing HFO-1234yf, a non-ozone depleting and low global warming potential hydrofluoro-olefin refrigerant for mobile air conditioning systems.

The Honeywell team identified and developed the next generation hydrofluoro-olefin (HFO) refrigerant for mobile air conditioning (MAC) systems. This new hydrofluoro-olefin (HFO-1234yf) has a global warming potential (GWP) of 4 as compared to the GWP of 1430 that is associated with R-134a, the most commonly used hydrofluorocarbon MAC refrigerant being used today.  Additionally, HFO-1234yf is a “near drop-in replacement” for R-134a, meaning it can be used in current air conditioning systems with little adaptation.  HFO-1234yf is now the leading non-ozone-depleting and low GWP fluorocarbon used in mobile air conditioning applications.

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A team at Honeywell’s UOP also won a 2016 HOC award for their Green Jet Fuel, which is made from renewable sources.

More information about the ACS Heroes of Chemistry awards can be found on their website http://www.acs.org or by clicking on this link to the 2016 awards: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/awards/industry/heroes.html#about

Here’s a link to the ACS video on YouTube about Honeywell’s 2016 award:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eNqd63k0cE

 

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Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Founded in 1981, MACS is the leading non-profit trade association for the mobile air conditioning, heating and engine cooling system segment of the automotive aftermarket. Since 1991, MACS has assisted more than 600,000 technicians to comply with the 1990 U.S. EPA Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment. The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide’s mission is clear and focused--as the recognized global authority on mobile air conditioning and heat transfer industry issues. www.macsw.org
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One Response to MACS member Honeywell wins “Heroes of Chemistry” award for R-1234yf

  1. Tom Kreimeier says:

    they should all choke if this is the best solution they can come up with …….best reason to not buy a new car or truck etc………go back to the drawing board and come up with a more livable product and stop gouging the public with over priced junk.

    On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 2:03 PM, Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide wrote:

    > macsworldwide posted: “By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor On Sunday, > August 21st, 2016, MACS member Honeywell received the 2016 “Heroes of > Chemistry” award from ACS, the American Chemical Society, during a black > tie dinner ceremony at the 252nd ACS National Meeting at ” >

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