• TSS president at Chemours, Joe Martinko.
    TSS president at Chemours, Joe Martinko.

The Chemours Company has created an international F-gas Lifecycle Programme across the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

The programme aims to advance safe, global recovery, reclaim, and reuse of fluorinated gases (F-gases) across its low global warming potential (GWP) Opteon products, Freon refrigerants, and FM-200 portfolios.

This programme, which began as region and country-specific initiatives, will now include global oversight to drive additional adoption, partnerships, and reclamation.

As part of the programme, Chemours will complete a global review to identify opportunities for expansion and increased collaboration.

This announcement reinforces Chemours’ commitment to supporting a global circular economy and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

It also advances the net zero objectives of Chemours, broader industry, and global legislative bodies through overall emission reduction.

So far Chemours’ international programme includes agreements in Canada, the US, UK, all 27 countries in the European Union and in the Asia Pacific, Japan.

President of Thermal & Specialised Solutions (TSS) at Chemours, Joe Martinko, said the company is dedicated to harnessing the power of its chemistry to create a more sustainable and circular future.

“We have committed to, and are advancing, significant emission reduction within our gates,” he said.

“Now, we’re expanding our focus to emission reduction throughout the product lifecycle. F-gases—unlike so-called “natural” alternatives—can be recovered, reclaimed, and reused across multiple applications, maximizing resource efficiency, minimizing waste, and lowering emissions.

“This international F-gas Lifecycle Programme will help advance circularity and sustainability around the world, ultimately supporting global climate targets and minimizing impact on our shared planet.”