The glass melting seminar event, hosted by British Glass, will be held at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield, and will combine a series of short presentations and discussions focused on the future low carbon energy mix in the UK and the current and future melting technology the glass industry will need to adapt in order to meet the 2050 decarbonisation goal.
The first half of the day will focus on energy policy and the changing availability of low carbon electricity, gas and hydrogen between now and 2050.
Olu Fasan, the Senior Policy Advisor for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, will be giving an overview of decarbonisation funding schemes and the government response to the Helm review while Jonathon Brearley, Executive Director, Systems and Networks at Ofgem will also give a presentation.
For the second half of the day the focus will shift to low carbon melting technologies and the barriers that prevent full scale implementation. Presentations on Co2 neutral glass melting and electric melting will be given by Neil Simpson of Celsian and Andy Reynolds, Business Development Director at Fives Stein.
Finally, the day will close with Joaquin de Diego Rincón of Praxair introducing their optimelt system with a case study from Libbey in the Netherlands before closing remarks from British Glass CEO Dave Dalton.
On the event, Jenni Richards, Senior Environment, Health and Safety Advisor at British Glass, said: “Environmental issues have never been more important in the world of glass manufacture, and this event provides unrivalled expert insight into the future of our industry.
“We’ll be looking in depth at future policy development, other specific glass-related options for decarbonising energy, and the issues that matter in glass melting.”
The day will be valuable to those in senior management, environmental and energy managers, project engineers or technical staff, equipment suppliers and investment or financial managers.
This event is hosted by British Glass to enhance the work of its Energy and Environment Committee and supported by Glass Futures.