Nippon Gases Joaquin de Diego Rincon will discuss Hydrogen in Glassmaking during a conference next month.

Mr de Diego Rincon (below), Director of Combustion Applications Europe will provide a presentation at the Hydrogen in Glassmaking digital conference,which takes place online June 15 and 16.

The abstract of his presentation states: "Decarbonisation strategies are linked to the reduction of fossil fuels use together to the use of new technologies capable to provide hydrogen with low CO2 footprint.

"Already well established and well known, oxy-combustion technology is helping the glass industry to reduce their CO2 footprint for immediate future and the medium term.

"This paper will guide the audience through one exercise that will provide a vision of the possible steps that the glass industry could follow to reduce the CO2 emissions by implementing step by step the capacity to use hydrogen at the furnaces as fuel together with the oxy combustion technology.

"Making great efforts, from the techno-economic point of view, to have large amounts of hydrogen available as fuel will only make sense if implemented in conjunction with oxy-combustion technology."