Announcing PFAS Panel and Technology Transition Panel

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PFAS Panel

We are thrilled to announce the PFAS Panel of the upcoming ATMOsphere America Summit 2023, during which experts will address the impact of HFOs and their TFA degradation product on our health, safety, and the environment.

The panelists will provide insights on the topic and highlight the importance of defining PFAS (“forever chemicals”) to include specific HFOs, HFCs, and TFA. We extend a warm welcome to them:

Robert SussmanPrincipalSussman and Associates will comment on why the EPA must protect public health by regulating PFAS as a class.

Tom CampFounder & CEOAHR Edge | PFAS Legal Exposure

Heidi Pickard, PhD CandidateHarvard University will present about the Canadian research she participated in, showing the accumulation of TFA in Arctic ice cores.

Timothy WhitehouseExecutive DirectorPublic Employees for Environmental Responsability (PEER) | The Regulatory Struggle to Define PFAS

Thomas Trevisan, Deputy Manager for Public Affairs, ATMOsphere will provide an overview of the PFAS review and TFA research in Europe.

Technology Transition Panel

Key representatives will join Cindy Newberg from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) previously confirmed as a panel speaker, to discuss the policy and standards developments impacting the uptake of natural refrigerants in North America. See below our esteemed panelists:

Christina StarrSenior Manager, 
Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) will discuss UL standard for ACs/heat pumps (around hydrocarbons), and the US and state standards.

Keith DennisPresident, Beneficial Electrification League will present on how commercial and industrial users of cooling and heating systems can leverage IRA funding and other resources to install systems that use natural refrigerants. 

Eric SmithVice President and Technical DirectorInternational Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration will give an update for IIAR ammonia, CO2 and hydrocarbon standards.