Agreement will see ORC systems installed in India and Italy plants
Saint-Gobain signed two contracts with Turboden, an Italian manufacturer of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems, to install ORC systems in its facilities in India and Italy.
Saint-Gobain will use a 1.2 megawatt unit to install at its float glass plant in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, India, as well as a 1.2 MW heat recovery system for its float facility located in Pisa, Italy.
While the plant in India uses Turboden ORC technology for a 1.2 MWe plant that recovers heat from the exhaust gas from the glass production process, the plant in Pisa will use recovered gases to generate compressed air as well as generate electricity.
The strategy of Saint-Gobain aims at limiting its own environmental impact, and the company is an official partner for COP21