related to ATMOsphere Europe 2017
published on 27 September 2017
Daniel de Graaf
Daniel de Graaf studied biochemistry at the Free University of Berlin and also earned his doctorate in 2009 from there. Since joining the German Environment Agency (Section III 1.4 Substance-related Product Issues) in 2008, he is concerned with fluorinated greenhouse gases which are predominantly used as refrigerants in e.g. air conditioning and heat pump appliances.
He was responsible for the publication of several articles and reports dealing with the replacement of HFC refrigerants with natural refrigerants in refrigeration and stationary air conditioning. Furthermore, he was involved in the establishment of the German ecolabel (Blue Angel) for Energy-efficient Data Center Operation (RAL-UZ 161) and for Stationary Air Conditioners (RAL-UZ 204). Currently, he is concerned with the implementation of the HFC phase down according to the Montreal Protocol in the framework of the UNEP associated Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC).