AGC: Electro-boosting installation at Osterweddingen plant in Germany

As part of its roadmap to carbon neutrality, AGC is focusing on switching to new key technologies, sustainable raw materials, alternative energies and increased glass recycling to avoid process-related as well as indirect emissions

An interdisciplinary AGC team is in the process of installing electro-boosting on various float glass production lines in an effort to partially electrify the company production lines.

Installing electro-boosting on various float glass production lines
After Moustier in Belgium and Seingbouse in France, the installation of electro-boosting is now ongoing in AGC’s site in Osterweddingen, Germany. A major challenge for the team, as it requires drilling operations in the floor (bottom refractories) of a hot furnace in operation, and this in very hot conditions. Thanks to efficient teamwork involving the team in Osterweddingen, Engineering, Purchasing, Sustainability, Technical Coordination, R&D and many supplier companies, the job is currently being done. AGC celebrates the successful installation of electro-boosting by our people on running float lines as a major achievement.

About electro-boosting
Electro-boosting is the direct use of electricity as a source of melting energy. It is one of the innovative breakthrough technologies, developed at AGC’s Technovation Centre, that are essential to reducing our direct emissions by 30 percent by 2030 and reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Direct emissions are the emissions caused when melting raw materials in the furnace with fossil fuels.

Read more on electro-boosting and the company decarbonisation journey in the “AGC roadmap to carbon neutrality”.

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