The installation of electro-boosting is now ongoing in AGC’s site in Osterweddingen, Germany.
A major challenge for the team, as it requires drilling operations in the floor (bottom refractories) of a hot furnace in operation, and this in very hot conditions.
Thanks to efficient teamwork involving the team in Osterweddingen, Engineering, Purchasing, Sustainability, Technical Coordination, R&D and many supplier companies, the job is currently being done.
AGC celebrates the successful installation of electro-boosting by our people on running float lines as a major achievement.
Electro-boosting is the direct use of electricity as a source of melting energy.
It is one of the innovative breakthrough technologies, developed at AGC’s Technovation Centre, that are essential to reducing our direct emissions by 30% by 2030 and reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
Direct emissions are the emissions caused when melting raw materials in the furnace with fossil fuels.
Read more on electro-boosting and the company decarbonisation journey in the “AGC roadmap to carbon neutrality”.