Lara Edison
Batch & Furnace supervisor

Presentation synopsis:

Biofuel and Container Glass Manufacturing

A discussion on the practicalities & challenges of the glass industry up-taking the use of biofuel in place of fossil fuel combustion – from procurement to execution


I am the Encirc Batch & Furnace supervisor. Technically responsible for the raw materials and melting activity across the 6 container glass furnaces of Encirc, spanning the UK (Chester & Derrylin, N.I), and Italy (Corsico, Milan). I joined Encirc in 2017 as part of a graduate scheme organised through The Cheshire Energy Hub, an energy sector support organisation, due to my interest in the energy industry. I have since grown this interest into a passion for decarbonising energy intensive manufacturing; through working with Glass Futures on the Industrial Fuel Switching Project & active participation within the UKRI Transforming Foundation Industries Future Leaders Group.