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GE Seeks EPA Approval for Isobutane Refrigerant

GE Consumer and Industrial is seeking approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use the hydrocarbon isobutane in household refrigerators, according to a recent report in

Appliance magazine. Isobutane is neither an ozone-depleting compound nor a greenhouse gas, which sets it apart from the HCFCs and HFCs used in refrigerators today.

Published January 29, 2009

Wilson, A. (2009, January 29). GE Seeks EPA Approval for Isobutane Refrigerant. Retrieved from