Abstract:Carbon neutral glass production today
Steklarna Hrastnik will present the process of manufacturing its most sustainable glass bottles and future options for upscaling the carbon neutral production. The melting of glass for first initial batch of most sustainable bottles involved renewable energy sources, green hydrogen gas and external cullet collected from waste recycled glass. Hydrogen and Oxygen were used as a fuel, thus only emission produced in the glass making process was water vapour. Our most sustainable glass bottle yet is not only a milestone for Hrastnik1860, but above all represents a proof that it is possible to make the first steps towards the much-needed transition already today.
Tilen Sever is a Research Scientist at Steklarna Hrastnik. He holds MSc. in Chemical Engineering and is C. Phil in Nanoscience and nanotechnologies, he also attended several professional business training courses. Employed in the company since 2017, has coordinated and managed several R&D projects, as well as projects and investments related to renewable technologies. At the same time, he is employed as a Branch manager at RC eNeM, an industrial research oriented SME. He is specialized in applicative research in the field of low-carbon-technologies (thermoelectrics, hydrogen, photovoltaics and renewable fuels) and circular economy (eco-design, recycling, and sustainable functional materials). He has been involved in numerous research projects and publications and is a recipient of national and international innovation awards.