To face the challenge of carbon neutrality, the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) and European glassmaker packaging companies have teamed up to produce an industrial pilot to qualify fusion technology, which is considered the most developed for reducing direct emissions (scopes 1 and 2) from the glass manufacturing process.
This oven will process more than 350 tons of glass a day and melt all kinds of glass with recycled glass. It will replace fossil energy sources with 80 percent green electricity. The oven will be built by 2022, with the first results in 2023.
The project brings together 18 glassmakers, which represents 98.5 percent of European production. The hybrid oven aims to increase the proportion of electricity to 80 percent and reduce natural gas to 20 percent, resulting in a 60 percent reduction in CO2 emissions across scopes 1 and 2.
The European Community has selected this project as a strategic project for achieving carbon neutrality. It will be conducted for ten years to validate the performance and reliability of the process.