AGC Glass Europe will purchase green electricity generated from wind power for its Belgian glass production sites.
AGC Glass Europe has signed an electricity purchase agreement with Luminus, a Belgian electricity producer, for the supply of green electricity from wind turbines.
This will help AGC make its existing production process in Belgium even more sustainable.
The Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA) covers the entire production of 14 Luminus wind turbines in Ciney and Dinant (Belgium) and covers the annual supply of ± 67 GWh of wind energy to AGC Glass Europe over the coming years.
Thanks to the renewable electricity that will be purchased under the CPPA with Luminus, CO2 emissions at its Belgian sites will be reduced by approximately 13,000 tonnes per year.
Davide Cappellino, President of AGC Architectural Glass Europe and Americas, said: “We are taking another big step towards climate neutrality. Together with our partner Luminus, we are taking a holistic approach to using as much renewable electricity as possible, as part of AGC's roadmap to low carbon glass production.”
In addition, Luminus and AGC intend to build a wind turbine at the AGC sites in Mol and in Zeebrugge (Belgium), which should make it possible to avoid a further 4,000 tonnes of CO2.
Luminus first built a wind turbine at AGC's Seneffe site in Belgium in 2021; this turbine avoids the emission of 1,350 tonnes of CO2 every year.