RELEASE: EU ban on high-GWP refrigerants: R290 heat pumps at the forefront

GUANGZHOU, China, Oct.

RELEASE: EU ban on high-GWP refrigerants: R290 heat pumps at the forefront

GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 5, the European Union published a political agreement introducing a complete ban on small monobloc heat pumps (<12 kW) and air conditioning containing gases fluorinated gases with a GWP of at least 150 from 2027, and a full phase in 2032. The agreement aims to reduce fluorinated greenhouse gas emissions and fight global climate change, which is an important step towards climate goals.

"The European Union agreement has created opportunities for low-GWP solutions, such as R290 heat pumps, and has paved the way for the adoption of R290 heat pumps" said Jab Fan, vice president of overseas business at PHNIX.

R290, an ecological refrigerant, provides unbeatable advantages to heat pumps. With a GWP of 3 and an ODP of 0, R290 does not damage the ozone layer and has almost no greenhouse effect compared to traditional refrigerants. As a result, R290 heat pump products provide sustainable heating solutions, offering cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternatives to address energy efficiency and environmental impact challenges. This positions them as the main option on the market, especially in the context of the recent European Union agreement.

"In early 2021, we introduced the R290 GreenTherm series to the global stage, making us the first Chinese heat pump manufacturer to launch R290 heat pumps globally. Now we have established standardized production models for heat pumps. R290," Jab Fan continued. PHNIX now offers a range of R290 heat pumps suitable for various applications, from residential to commercial applications, meeting the heating and hot water needs of different applications. Our R290 heat pumps include four series: air-to-water heat pumps, all-in-one heat pump water heaters, swimming pool heat pumps and commercial heat pumps.

"The new EU policy banning high-GWP refrigerants is a crucial step in the fight against climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Our commitment to developing and producing high-quality R290 heat pumps that align with climate goals will remain unwavering," Jab Fan emphasized. With R290 heat pumps, both PHNIX and its partners actively contribute to a more environmentally conscious world.


As a leading heat pump manufacturer in China, PHNIX is an international company specializing in R D and production of heat pumps and energy saving solutions. Nearly 50% of PHNIX products are exported to Europe, North America and other overseas markets. For more information about PHNIX and its products, please visit

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