Glass Futures has officially opened the Global Centre of Excellence for glass in R&D, innovation and training, in St. Helens, UK.
Thanks to the ongoing support of founders, members, funders and supporters Glass Futures could reach this point – but this really is just the start.
The facility will soon be home to a unique experimental 30 tonne per day glass melting furnace and other technology that will pioneer ways of making carbon neutral glass.
Over 100 guests attended the official opening, which brought together Glass Futures members from around the world including glass manufacturers and university academics with funders and local politicians.
Glass Futures worked with local talent such as the St. Helens College apprentices who catered the event before heading to the World of Glass Museum who hosted everyone for a drink’s reception and glass blowing demonstrations.