The European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) has submitted a final application for its Furnace for the Future (F4F) project.

The Furnace for the Future project will enable the industry to switch to renewable electricity and cut CO2 emissions by up to 60% in the furnace (or 50% across the whole factory).

The Furnace for the Future was selected in March 2021 as one of the top 70 projects from 311 applications submitted for the EU Innovation Fund, one of the world’s largest funding programmes for the demonstration of innovative, low-carbon technologies.

Vitaliano Torno, FEVE President said: “As we enter the second phase of the Innovation Fund application, we remain convinced that this project will greatly contribute to further expanding the leading role of sustainable glass packaging.

“The support from public institutions and from our value chain partners has been much appreciated in this process.”

He added: “Excellent collaboration across the industry and a broad level of expertise from all partner companies have further advanced the project.

“Glass is endlessly recyclable and ensures quality no matter how many times it is recycled. It preserves the taste and safety of the foods and beverages it protects.”

A decision is expected by the end of November.