Glass manufacturer AGC Glass Europe produces its first low-carbon glass called “float” in Moustiers, Hainaut. The company strives for neutrality by 2050.
AGC has it for that Aims to produce glass with significantly reduced CO₂ emissions by the end of the year. Specifically, the company aims to reduce 7 kg per square meter of glass (4 mm thick) lines. Float glass, as it is called, is a basic, uniform and flat glass that can be used in a variety of applications, from protection to insulation to solar control. AGC claims that the CO₂ emissions of this newcomer will be in its catalog More than 40% lower than before.
they The improvement is due to a combination of several factorsparticular use More efficient melting furnaces, more recycled glass and increased use of green electricity. Supply chain and transport are also called upon to optimize the production process.
The Belgian plant in Moustiers, Hainaut, will be the first to benefit from this new process.. The site is partly due to its central location and the ability to extract raw materials by barge. Moustier also benefits from the local availability of very clean sand that can be used to make glass without pretreatment.
The site is partly due to its central location and the ability to extract raw materials by barge.
The site is already installed To meet strict requirements, the company says. One of the ovens had a facelift Equipping new technologies, such as electrostimulation, which uses electricity rather than gas to melt sand.