Glass manufacturers, customers and technology suppliers will discuss how the industry can decarbonise at a forthcoming conference.

Speakers including Schneider Electric, Xpar Vision, Sorg and Horn will provide papers at the Renewable Glass Manufacturing conference.

The event takes place digitally on November 9 and 10, and will be available on demand for 30 days after that.

Speakers include Xpar Vision CEO Paul Schreuders, who will discuss ‘Digitalisation & robotisation’.

Schneider Electric’s Global Business development manager, - Glass, Mikael Le Guern, will talk about Solutions for 10MVA and more electrical melting and boosting systems.

The abstract for his paper states: “To address the decarbonization challenge facing the glass industry, we expect that the size of the electrical boosting and melting systems in glass furnaces will continue to grow especially for container glass and eventually also for flat glass furnaces.

“As a result, we are designing flexible and versatile electrical melting and boosting systems in size and operation to adapt to multiple configurations.

“Overall efficiency, leadtimes and capex are also critical aspects to keep in mind to facilitate this transition to a more sustainable glass production.”

Elsewhere, Horn Glass Industries’ Max Kallert will discuss Reducing the carbon footprint – Concepts for high electric power share in glass melting.

His abstract states: “The challenge of achieving climate neutrality is also reaching the glass industry. Apart from the use of sustainable fuels (hydrogen; bio-gas; etc.), this can only be realized by substituting fossil power in the glass melting process with electric power.

"For this purpose HORN is presenting concepts for different electric shares which are the evolutionary bridge between the two known commodities: the classic fossil fueled furnace (with electric boosting up to 5-20%) and the all electric melter.”

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