EME breaks new ground with Glass Futures

Glass Futures announces successful tender contract awarded to EME, one of the world’s leading batch and cullet treatment systems specialists, helping to bring its Global Centre of Excellence to life in St Helens

Glass Futures has announced a successful tender contract awarded to EME: having first met at a conference, representatives from EME and Glass Futures discussed the ground-breaking initiative and, following a competitive engineering tender, EME was awarded in March 2022 the contract to install a batch plant for the new state-of-the-art research and development facility.

Part of the SORG Group, EME continues to be a sustainable driving force for the global glass industry. This exciting new project covers a vast range of new technologies designed to change things for the better. “It’s a project primarily focused on the future of the glass industry,” said Grant Bailey, Technical Director for EME. “We believe we were selected by Glass Futures because we are able to adapt.”

EME’s technical department has already started working on the project and ordered equipment including the secondary steel from the UK and the mixer, with plans to install four huge silos at the site which is situated right next to St Helens RFC’s home stadium.

Dr. Sebastian Woltz, Sales Director at EME, said “It’s a big opportunity for EME to bring in new ideas, new concepts and to develop something with such a team.”

The experimental facility is a substantial stepping-stone to cutting emissions, designed to work both collaboratively or privately with Glass Futures’ members to identify and deliver sustainable industry solutions.

Peter Liggett, Capital Projects Manager of Glass Futures, added that working with EME has been very rewarding. “They have approached this project with an open mind and we have been able to work together to identify the correct solutions.”

Due for completion next year, Glass Futures will be a global hub for R&D, innovation and training, with the target of eliminating carbon from mass production in the glass industry, as well as other foundation industries.

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