A glass manufacturer will receive a £1.4 million Government grant to help reduce emissions.

Saint-Gobain Glass in Eggborough, UK will use the funding to “deliver a new flat glass production furnace to improve the efficiency of its UK plant while reducing energy consumption, emissions and ongoing maintenance cost,” according to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.​

The grant is part of £16.5 million that will be given through the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund to develop new technologies and processes that help energy-intensive sectors such as steel, energy and waste to cut their emissions, while reducing energy bills.

A total of £166.5 million funding will be available to develop technologies in carbon capture, greenhouse gas removal and hydrogen, while also helping find solutions to decarbonise the UK’s polluting sectors including manufacturing,

£60 million will be given to businesses to support the development of low carbon hydrogen in the UK and to identify and scale-up more efficient solutions for making clean hydrogen from water using electricity.

Energy Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan said: “We are determined to tackle climate change and make it win-win for both our planet and our economy.

“Today’s major cash boost – targeted at our most polluting industries - will encourage the rapid development of the technologies we need to reign in our emissions and transition to a green economy, one that reduces costs for business, boosts investment and create jobs.

“Just 6 months ago, the Prime Minister set out a clear 10 Point Plan for creating and supporting up to 250,000 British jobs as we level up and build back greener from the pandemic.

“Today we’re boosting our armoury for the fight against climate change and backing innovators and businesses to create green jobs right across the United Kingdom.”