Saint-Gobain flat glass has signed a contract for Hygear to supply its float line in Arboc, Spain with hydrogen through on-site generation.

HyGear’s technology, Hy.GEN, produces hydrogen by converting natural gas with steam methane reforming which offers a more reliable and cost-effective alternative to conventional supply methods.

With years of experience in on-site gas supply combined with extensive knowledge of the flat glass industry, HyGear has proved that its technology is the leading factor for cost reduction, which lead to the decision for change at Saint-Gobain.

Daniel Pacheco, Saint-Gobain’s Industrial Gases Purchasing Manager, said: “Capturing innovative solutions among our suppliers is part of our World Class Purchasing key strategies. Hygear has developed an innovative cost-effective hydrogen production solution we could benefit worldwide.”

Saint-Gobain is currently planning to transform other operations worldwide to on-site supply as well.

Pictured (L-R) Mr Niels Lanser, Hygear Director of Marketing and Sales and Mr Daniel Pacheco, Saint-Gobain Industrial Gases Purchases Manager