Glass packager Gerresheimer has secured a €9.9 million environmental grant to support its Lohr, Germany facility.

The grant, from the federal government’s Environmental Innovation Program (UIP) will help support the site on its journey to CO2 neutrality.

Gerresheimer wants to save 40% of its CO2 emissions from 2023 - which corresponds to around 22,000 tons of CO2 per year.

This should succeed with a new type of low-carbon-emission-oxygen melting tank, which could be implemented as early as 2023